Even if you’ve been living under a rock the past month, there’s a ridiculously high chance that you’ve heard that the True/False Festival is a thing and that it’s rapidly approaching. It’s kind of a big deal here in Columbia, and The Blue Note, one of the prime venues in town, will be sucked into the True/False madness from Thursday, Feb. 27 until Sunday March 2, and will be filled with seats as it serves as a temporary home for 12 films and some dope parties and events.
The Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note (the fest is sponsored by Vimeo this year, which is kind of legit, ngl) will be hosting films during the day (see the full schedule here) but after the last film on Saturday and Sunday nights will be host to Gimme Truth! and the Rasco Awards Party.
Gimme Truth!, a “game show” in which three amateur filmmakers present a one-minute short film and try to fool three guest filmmakers into thinking the film is true. There will be shenanigans and outlandish questions, and for sure to be entertaining. It’s so in demand, however, that there are no remaining tickets for passholders, but be sure to make friends with the Queen and get there early to get your number so you can get in via the Q system. Event starts at 9:30, but line up starting 60 minutes ahead for a good chance at getting in.
Sunday night The Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note will host the Rasco Party, starting at 7:30 p.m., which is prime for people watching of all the movie types, filmgoers and enthusiasts that descend upon Columbia each year, consumption of alcoholic beverages and watching an award show. It’s free (cheers!) and open to all passholders. Also check out the Q system for this one too.
For general info on the Q system useful for all events held at both The Vimeo Theater at The Blue Note and other venues around town, check this out. Also, if you’re down for some good music, check out the concerts happening throughout the weekend at Mojo’s.
This post was written by Amanda Mainguy, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.