True or False? 2015: Western


What makes a modern western? That was the question the co-directors, Bill and Turner Ross, attempted to answer through their exploration of twin border towns- one in the U.S. and one in Mexico- along the Rio Grande. They first found their John Wayne- a local advocate with his mustache and stetson standing-out for the amigos…

True or False? 2013: The Last Station


Many things are better not translated. In fact, several times during ‘The Last Station‘ I tried to listen to the words and comprehend with my rudimentary Spanish the perhaps better meaning than what a a quick subtitle could convey. My joy in getting admitted with my high Q number was validated as this film hit…

True or False? 2013: Pandora’s Promise


The first Friday film at the True/False Film Fest was fantastic and emotional. With that, my belly was empty and so I sauntered to Chipotle for a burrito and then retraced my steps to The Picturehouse, the venue in the Methodist church downtown. I grab a stair step and munched away. A Q line let…

True or False? 2012: These Birds Walk


Admittedly, my brain is getting a bit scrambled. As of writing this on a Saturday night I have viewed six films, plus all the Q&A sessions and the Q line waiting. How do the regulars do 10 shows?! I took a break Saturday afternoon to get some graduate school work accomplished, and because I did…

True or False? 2012: The Ambassador


Friday was whizzing by- I had already seen two films as a part of the True/False Film Festival and was excited for the nightcap. This, of course, is not the normal dinner party nightcap coming in a glass to wind down the night, but as a globally-spanningĀ film that tested journalistic mores and pushed the limits…