True/False Film Fest Photo Essay Series Part Three: The Parade

By: Stephen Bybee | sbybee@newzgroup.com

The 2018 True/False Film Festival featured over 45 documentary films, screened at venues spread across downtown Columbia.  As the festival has grown each year since its inception in 2003, the physical footprint of the festival has gotten larger and the duration has gotten enjoyably longer.  What started as a two-day summer film festival has expanded into a four-day cinematic extravaganza.  There is a component of the celebration that signals the true start of the film festival more than any other:  the March March Parade.  It is a parade that not only condones public interaction but actively encourages it.  Columbians and festival-goers from far and near don apparel that may or may not reflect the annual, changing them of the film festival and line up in front of the Boone County Courthouse to participate in the rambling procession of inspired costumes, music, and pageantry.  Here are some photos that I took during this year’s parade during the annual True/False Film Festival.

Stephen Bybee

True False Volunteer Photographer

A group of Queens arranges themselves before a group photo during the MarchMarch Parade. (Photo by Stephen Bybee)

A group of Queens arranges themselves before a group photo during the MarchMarch Parade. (Photo by Stephen Bybee)

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants march through downtown Columbia in the MarchMarch Parde during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants await the start of the MarchMarch Parade in downtown Columbia during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

Participants await the start of the MarchMarch Parade in downtown Columbia during the 2018 T/F Film Festival. (Photo by Stephen Bybee).

The final entry in the 2018 True/False Parade was a papier mache replica of the longest serving Queen, Carolyn Magnuson. (Photo by Stephen Bybee)[/caption]

The final entry in the 2018 True/False Parade was a papier mache replica of the longest serving Queen, Carolyn Magnuson. (Photo by Stephen Bybee)

The final entry in the 2018 True/False Parade was a papier mache replica of the longest serving Queen, Carolyn Magnuson. (Photo by Stephen Bybee)