True or False? 2015: Meru


Yep. Wow. Here is a list for us to work through: Three men. Hundreds of pounds of gear. The Shark’s Fin. A goal. Cameras in hand. 1. The three men are crazy, despite one of the climbers and co-producer’s statement that he is not crazy in the film’s Q&A. They climb mountains because….well, no one…

True or False? 2015: Almost There


Cats. Dilapidated houses. Outsider art. Peter Anton. That is about it. This film is endearing, but emotionless. It is hard to swallow, but even-keeled. Half-way through the film I began praying, asking God why I have no emotional pull to the characters before my eyes. Nothing. The filmmakers get overly involved and I do not.…

True or False? 2015: How To Change the World


Take the environmental movement and the peace movement and mash it together…you get Greenpeace…and a whole lot more. What began as a ragged group of men whose seemingly-foolhardy attempt to stop a nuclear test in Alaska turned then into a whale-watching organization and now is an international force in environmental protection. The film is wonderfully…

True or False? 2015: Tea Time


This combines three great subjects: South America, old people, and death. A perfect trifecta for making me emotional. Yeah, I cried…this may be the only film at T/F this year for my tears. We shall see how the final day, Sunday, holds this statement as true or false. But, I only cried at the extreme…

True or False? 2015: Rules of the Game


This is a film for millenials. And this is a film for business owners and the human resources directors that those owners employ. This is a film of limited emotion and one that highlights the struggles of so many low-income, low-educated, low-self-esteemed millenials that search for work and meaning. Or simply search for a little…

True or False? 2015: The Measure of All Things


How does a boyhood obsession with the Guinness Book of World Records decades later become a ‘glorified power point’ set to a live score and well-timed narration? Who knows…. But ‘The Measure of All Things’ satisfied my friends and me, who drug our sleep-deprived bodies from the pillow and grabbed a Q number at 7:30…