This evening, a few hundred bicyclists, unicyclists, hipsters, musicians and more marched through downtown Columbia to kick off the seventh annual True/False Film Fest.
It was the March March parade.
Erin and I were editing at The Columbia Missourian when we decided to take a break and make some pictures of the parade. Accompanied by David and every other photographer in town, we went downtown and, I’m confident, had a great, fun time.
For those of you who may not know, True/False is a three-day documentary film festival that showcases dozens of pieces and that has steadily developed a reputation as a solid film event. The festival attracts visitors from all over the nation and the world, and it tends to bring out even the more reclusive residents of Columbia.
In my four years here, I’ve never done anything related to True/False. I’ve never reported on it, photographed it, attended any films or parties or events, anything. The event passes are expensive, and it’s a time commitment that I just haven’t been able to make. The closest I’ve come to True/False has been editing photos during my Maneater tenure and now.
So making pictures at March March was my first in-person contact with the film fest. And boy howdy, it was a good time.
I’ll be posting two more March March-related photo entries over the next day. In the meantime, check out a few more photos I didn’t post in this entry.