For those who couldn’t make it to the first annual Truman State University Film Festival last Saturday, you missed out. The event was a tremendous success, and the Baldwin Little Theater was packed to the gills with enthusiastic attendees.
From your friendly neighborhood movie reviewer, here’s a brief rundown of the award winners.
- Best Picture: “The Cult of Gabe,” a hilarious mockumentary about a new Kirksville cult with a reluctant leader.
- Best Directing: “Burn it Down,” a dark comedy featuring a fire-obsessed hipster.
- Best Screenplay: “Undercover Landlord,” another mockumentary featuring Matt Ragsdale as a laid-back stoner.
- Best Editing: “Awaken,” an ambiguous, violent slice of science fiction.
- Best Cinematography: “Star Crossed,” a poetic look at the Kirksville community.
- Best Sound: “Forget About It,” a comedy about an argument over lasagna turned deadly.
- Best Acting: “Hex Education,” a sci-fi film featuring powerful magic and immature college students.
- The Vincent Price People’s Choice Award: “Hex Education,” a sci-fi that cast a spell to win two awards from the Truman State University Film Festival.