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Mizzou takes center stage in Columbia film fest

Mizzou takes center stage in Columbia film fest

March 1st, 2012 in News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The True/ False Film Festival can count on even more help from the University of Missouri as the national celebration of documentaries returns to Columbia starting today.

The four-day festival features writers, directors and producers discussing their movies with the audience after each screening. Scheduled films include "Undefeated," which just won the Oscar for best documentary feature and was co-directed by a Missouri graduate.

Some of the most popular films will be shown on campus at Jesse Auditorium and the university-operated Missouri Theatre. And the Missouri School of Journalism is hosting a simultaneous academic conference on the intersections of documentary film and journalism.

True/False has previously included venues at Stephens College. But its growing popularity forced organizers to rely on larger auditoriums at the state's flagship university.