True/ False II (again!)

So much goes on at this fest that it is hard to put it into one post...yesterday Brent participated in an event called Campfire Stories (Buck pictured mid- storytelling) where a glowing campfire fire creation sat in the middle of a chapel stage and a series of directors, producers and documentary subjects spoke of scenes unseen in their films. A saw & guitar combo played the interludes between sets and there were even S'mores (freakin' S'mores)! I think I am obligated to say Brent was my favorite story, he spoke about how we filmed the car crash and were able to sell off our junk cars instantly while actually getting functional cars for the shoot was impossible in the strange economy of Pennsylvania junkyards but, the directors of the film The Redemption of General Butt Naked told such a compelling account of trying to balance their cultural differences while making their film about a Liberian war lord turned priest that I might have to say their story was tied with Brent's!

Hearing them equate Liberian soldiers accounts of believing in naked immunity and belts turning into bullet eating cobras to our own military pageantry/culture/belief was really astounding, a concept nearly impossible to summarize the scope of in a single film! This event was unlike any platform I have ever seen: an intimate setting to really explore film-making and hear the stories about the stories filmmakers never have an audience to tell, brilliant! We also briefly attended a party (glowing plastic bag party ceiling installation pictured), a thing that True/False does extremely well, but extreme exhaustion led us to slumber in our room early on in the night preparing for our weekend screenings! Yay! Screenings!

 

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