With all the reports filtering back Eastward from the 2013 True/False Film Festival in Columbia, MO as a non-eyewitness I can't really pin down what happened out there, between the game shows, parades, parties and secret screenings and the festival's commitment to questioning the genre line between fact and fiction. Luckily LEF's Executive Director Lyda Kuth was at True/False to take in all the exciting new work that's happening and to applaud LEF grantees Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel in being the recipients of the 2013 True Vision Award
One new element of the festival that caught our attention at LEF was the Neither/Nor screening series
, launched this year to provide "a historical overview of films that explore and/or break free of the dubious dichotomy of fact and fiction." The series makes a selection of works that are outside of the fact/fiction divide - films that can be called "Chimeras" after the mythological figure made up of different animal parts.