Every year in March, the True/False Film Fest celebrates the complex, surprising and hilarious world we share, and the documentary films that capture it. Now, we want to give you a taste of the Fest year round with the True/False podcast. Presented by KBIA. Hosted by Allison Coffelt.
MAKE SHARE GROW is a podcast that shares behind-the-scenes stories about art, craft and the creative process. I share the details of my painting process, the inspiration behind my art, the story of how I found my creative voice, my favorite art supplies, and more! Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur, someone who loves to create in your spare moments, or someone who’s just curious about this whole “art thing,” I hope there’s something delightful and inspiring here for you! —Julie Marriott
By Julie Marriott: Painter, Pattern Designer and Educator
<p>The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. This was a time of widespread social disturbance, as the preamble describes; the Act sought to put an end to this. A group of twelve or more people, “being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled”, would be read a proclamation; they must disperse within an hour, on pain of death. The same fate would befall anyone preventing the reading of the proclamation, or damaging buildings while on a riot. If the law enforcement officers happened to injure or kill a rioter, they were immune from prosecution. The reading of the proclamation, the wording of which is detailed in the Act, was the necessary first step before action could be taken against the rioters. This gave us the phrase “to read the riot act”, to give a stern warning or rebuke. The Act was repealed in Britain in 1973, but had long since fallen into disuse there. A version is still in force in Canada.</p>
<br>This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, <em>Around the World in Eighty Days</em>. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America. (Summary by Mary Reagan)<br><br>
Milos is one of the most wellknown Vibration Jockey (VJ) of the Feelers underground scene. The Feelers are adepts of extreme sensations, who, thanks to nano‐implants at the level of the central nervous system, have the capacity to enter into physical resonance with certain vibrations. In transit between Paris and New York he leafs through a magazine and is instantly captivated by a photo of Eva and the impossible message she left for him. Clever advertising, bad taste hoax or call of destiny, Milos is determined to discover the mysterious Eva.
By Alain Bezançon