True or False? 2016: Tickled


I have absorbed the director’s paranoia. Or perhaps the audience’s mob-rule paranoia that overwhelmed the Missouri Theater when the director said that the person taking notes beside us could be one of the perpetrators from the secretive organization that has changed tickling in my mind forever. Yeah, I immediately had to deal with the ridiculous…

True or False? 2016: The Illinois Parables


Something about faith and questioning how faith leads to exodus and change upon mass groups in Illinois…not sure… The most artsy film I saw of the T/F Fest, it was one of those films that had 11 chapters, so to speak, annotated by long white roman numerals across a black background to mark the advancement…

True or False? 2016: Peter and the Farm


We all loved Peter. Or at least liked him. That was the general crowd response when asked by one of the directors from on stage following the film. A film which was only finished last week and first appears here at T/F. Peter grabbed my heart, too. Apart from his alcoholism and irreverent views, Peter…

True or False? 2016: Cameraperson


I shall not write much about this film. It was an enjoyable and easy to follow film, even as it is simply a collection of outtakes swept up from the proverbial editing floor to compile a see-saw story of the film shoots that have stuck in the heart and mind of Kirsten Johnson, a renowned…

True or False? 2016: Sherpa


How many lives- real people- must die to force changes? That is a question asked likely in every social and economic and political battle that wages. But, in this film, it effectively and poignantly is asked and answered. This question is asked against the grand Himalayan mountains at the base of the tallest mountain in…