True/False to Screen Films From Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay

América  by Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll

América by Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll

True/False, the nonfiction film festival in Columbia, Missouri, has announced the lineup for its 2018 edition featuring 40 new feature films, including productions from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay.

From Mexico, the festival will screen Sandra Luz López Barroso's  Artemio, a lushly photographed film, an Americanized mother and son return to their Mexican village in which the telephone becomes a lifeline; and Chase Whiteside & Erick Stoll's América, a playful and tender family portrait about a colorful trio of Mexican brothers who are called home to take care of their grandmother; 

In Adriana's Pact / El pacto de Adriana, Chilean director Lissette Orozco idolized her glamorous aunt, whose political past holds dark secrets, while in Laura Bari's Primas, two Argentine cousins, Rocío and Aldana, courageously transcend trauma through creative therapy. The Uruguayan documentary film La Flor de la Vida by Adriana Loeff and Claudia Abend follows introverted Gabriella and extroverted Aldo, who are at a crossroads in their five-decade-old marriage. 

Also screening is the fiction film Gabriel and the Mountain based in real events, in which Brazilian director Fellipe Barbosa retraces his adventurous friend's last days in East Africa with the help of the real people he encountered along the way. 

Additionally True/False will screen Kim Hopkin's Voices of the Sea, set in a small seaside town in Cuba, which follows Mariela  who longs for the elusive American Dream while her fisherman husband, Pita, tamps down her wanderlust. 

The 2018 edition of True/False will take place March 1-4.