Pizzaiolos, Nannies, and Daredevil Cyclists Truth Be Told Documentary Festival Begins

Truth Be Told, the fourth annual free festival of short documentary films made by students in the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies program will be screened in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, from June 1-3. Faculty members Deirdre Boyle, Deanna Kamiel, and Vladan Nikolic will host three different screenings celebrating New York City. A public reception follows the screening and Q&A on opening night.

Five Portraits, Tuesday, June 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
With films by M. E. Mackenzie, Babette Wielenga, Lea Mathiesen, Stephane Goldsand, and Maartje Wegdam. These films focus on some of the city’s 8 million stories, a legendary pizzaiolo, a singer hoping for a big break, a reclusive veteran renovating a home and a life, a filmmaker hesitant to become a father, and a visual artist with a ruler and a heart.

For Love, Wednesday, June 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
With films by Jenile Brooks, Selena Rhine, Jeremy Scott Cohan, and Carolina Zuniga. This series looks at an unconventional marriage, nannies, families struggling with grief, and what lingers beyond loss.

The City, Thursday, June 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
With films by Jon Vatne, Lauren Belfer, Sarah Hoida, Catherine Stratton Chiarello, and Maureen K. Doll, this series examines, a race course for daredevil cyclists, a gallery of ephemeral monuments, a sanctuary for troubadours and commuters, a haven for urban farmers, and a battleground for the sexes.