TRUE/FALSE Film Festival 2023 Wrap – Diane Carson reports

While it is challenging to generalize about such diverse selections, one clear trend is toward more personal immersion in subjects’ lives and identification with their daily experiences as opposed to interpretive, analytical presentations. Films focused in this way rely on a level of involvement or interest in the selected individuals for a compelling work to emerge. Frankly, without more substantial depth of content and context and/or character arc, I found several films this year did not rise to a level of compelling appeal. However, of the sixteen films I saw, most presented excellent insights on serious topics, and three were truly spellbinding.

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