School is back in session and that means Fall is approaching. Along with the cooler weather, the season brings a wealth of film. It’s not every Midwestern college town that gets to see this stuff. So go support the following:
This weekend is the second Boone Dawdle. This event has it all: music, biking, and film. It kicks off at 3pm with a bike ride from Columbia to Rocheport down the MKT and Katy Trails. In the spirit of the Dawdle, participants are enouraged to their time, taking the time to take in the sites along the way. There will be buskers along the trail as well, including True/False festival fave Dubb Nubb. Once the riders reach Les Bourgeois, they will be treated to a performance by Capybara, a picnic under the stars, and then a screening of the documentary Last Days Here. The film charts the rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Bobby Liebling, singer and songwriter for the near-legendary band Pentagram. Tickets for the event are $70 and include everything mentioned. If you would rather drive to Les Bourgeois, the ticket drops to $50. Details here.
The first week of September, Ragtag’s Passport series starts back up. The series puts a spotlight on the foreign films not usually shown in the United States. Screenings are on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September 7th and ending October 27th. Eight films will be screened and is you see at least six, you will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of ten-film passes to the St. Louis International Film Festival. We will have a review of the first film in the series Sound of Noise here on the blog.
October brings the Citizen Jane film festival to town. Kicking off on September 30th, this three day festival celebrates films made by women. There are also events to encourage lively discussions and one-of-a-kind parties. This year’s lineup has yet to be announced but you can peruse last year’s lineup to get a sense of the variety of films shown. Tickets go on sale September 1st and an all access pass is only $100. You can just go see the films for $60. Or purchase tickets to individual movies and events. If you would like to support this one of a kind festival, consider volunteering.