When a film festival promotes itself as “Exploring fact, fiction and what lies between,” that gets attention. The True/False Film Festival was organized ten years ago to prove that many documentaries are alive, fascinating and highly entertaining. And to make you a true believer, the Festival’s HQ will be at the Cherry Street Artisan Café where panel discussions, conversations and an interactive “video confessional” will be free and open to the public.
Columbia Missouri is a community with a history of honoring extraordinary journalism, and the True/False Film Festival is one of their exciting extensions. Visit www.truefalse.org for more details.
Hotel near True/False Film Festival
You can’t come for just one day to the True/False Film Festival, so when you look for a hotel near Columbia and the True/False Film Festival you’re sure to find Wingate by Wyndham Columbia, just 3 miles from the Film Festival downtown.
With a complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and business center topping our amenities list, our dog- and pet-friendly hotel is popular with families, pet owners and traveling business people.
WHEN: February 28 to March 3 2013
WHERE: Downtown Columbia, various locations
ADMISSION: Varies; online passes available from $30/3 films to $700 Super Circle Pass; visit https://truefalse.org/attend/passes for more information
DISTANCE: 3.2 miles from downtown Columbia
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You won’t believe the incredible beauty in these specially selected environmental documentaries. Missouri River Relief and The Blue Note join forces each February to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival as a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. Image Source.
After you view the selected documentaries, stay around for a discussion of the films, a silent auction and social hour. Meet others with similar interests, join a lively discussion or just reflect on your impressions from the films.
Hotel near Wild & Scenic Film Festival at The Blue Note
The best way to enjoy the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Columbia is to spend Saturday night in town. You don’t have to look for a hotel near the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, or a hotel near downtown Columbia Missouri – just book your rooms at Wingate by Wyndham Columbia and you will be just over 5 miles from Downtown Columbia and The Blue Note.
WHEN: Sunday February 10
WHERE: The Blue Note, 17 N. 9th Street, Columbia MO
TIME: Doors open at 1pm, show begins at 2pm
ADMISSION: $10 general admission; $6 with student ID; kids under 8 are free
DISTANCE:5.5 miles from Wingate by Wyndham Columbia
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Want to celebrate the New Year with the entire family? Are you looking for New Year’s fun and a variety of activities, entertainment and excitement without alcohol? Then plan to spend December 31, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri at the First Night Columbia Celebrations! The event theme this year is The Night Is Young to emphasize the inclusion of all young people in our annual celebration.
First Night celebrations began in Boston in 1976, the US Bicentennial Year. The founding artists wanted to create a family-friendly event celebrating the symbolic significance of New Year’s, from old to new, that would unite communities while increasing public appreciation of visual and performing arts. Today, First Night is celebrated in more than 150 communities in the US, Canada, England and New Zealand.
The First Night Columbia celebrations begin with a 5k Run/Walk at 4pm, then expand to more than 50 performances and various family-focused activities like story telling, carriage rides, juggling, magic, art, crafting – and then the Grand procession ending with the evening’s finale and fireworks show.
Plan to visit all 12 separate event locations in The District, located in downtown Columbia. The District is just 3 miles from the Wingate by Wyndham Columbia, making it an ideal location for a hotel near First Night Columbia.
This year’s entertainment theme is “It’s All About the Guitar!” and includes an acoustic instrument workshop and a Jimi-Hendrix-style national anthem by Tom Williams. Buy a button and you may be the lucky winner of a Bristol acoustic guitar, a subscription to Flatpick Guitar Magazine, dinner for two at Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar or music lessons from the Columbia Academy of Music.
When you’re hungry you’ll find yourself smack in the heart of some of the best eateries Columbia has to offer, so you won’t have to pack up the kids and leave The District to find a restaurant. There will be so many culinary choices that even your fussiest eaters will be happy! If you have questions just ask our staff at Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Columbia MO for their recommendations and suggestions.
First Night Columbia may start as your family’s alternative to traditional New Year’s celebrations, but we’re betting the traditional celebrations will soon be the distant second choice alternatives to your new first choice: First Night Columbia!
WHEN: December 31, 2012
WHERE: The District, South 10th Street, Columbia, MO
TIME: varies by event
COST: some free, others vary by event
for more information visit http://www.firstnightcolumbia.org/
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Citizen Jane Film Festival at Columbia, MO from October 19, 2012 to October 21, 2012
You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind film festival that recognizes “independent film by independent women.” This year’s Citizen Jane Film Festival is October 19-21 in Columbia, Missouri, just 8 minutes from our very own Wingate Inn Columbia, MO.
Why attend? Because this is one of the only opportunities to view these works – female directors make up about 5% of all directors in the 250 top-grossing domestic films. With 14 full feature films and 4 short films, you will get plenty of screen time plus opportunities to discuss, engage, discover . . . and participate in workshops and celebrations all around Columbia.
Join Stephens College in celebrating women filmmakers from around the country
October 19-21 at one of the many participating Columbia, Missouri theaters.When you book rooms with us here at the Wingate inn hotel in columbia, mo and you’ll be just minutes from it all.
Pass Reservations available beginning September 15. Call 573-441-JANE (5263) – or visit Facebook, blogspot or Twitter for more information click here.
Plan now to attend the festival October 19-21!