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2022 Year End Report

It’s been a year of bangers at Ragtag Film Society! In addition to bringing 60 new independent films to Ragtag Cinema, and featuring the year’s best nonfiction at True/False, we held the 12th annual Boone Dawdle, the 3rd annual CoMo Famous event, and a wide variety of special event series. From field trips and other […]
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Open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

We are open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Uprise's kitchen will be closed New Year's Day but their bar is open for beverages and popcorn.

Ragtag is open for the Holidays!

Ragtag is open for the holidays! Our showtimes are posted for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On holidays, we open 30 min before the first showtime. On Christmas Eve, we'll open the doors & box office at 12:20pm; on Christmas Day, we'll open the doors & box office at 12:30pm; on Wednesday, we'll open the […]

Meet our new Cinema Director!

We're excited to announce that Barbie Banks is our new Cinema Director! For the past six year, Barbie has been the True/False Hospitality Coordinator, ensuring that all our guests arrive in Columbia healthy, happy and ready to share their stories at the fest. Before joining Team Ragtag, Barbie directed the Citizen Jane Film Festival from […]

Hale County This Morning, This Evening with director RaMell Ross

An official selection of 2018 True/False Film Fest, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people over the course of five years, in particular Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama. Collins attends college in search of […]

Passport Series begins Oct. 10

Passport is our annual celebration of new international cinema, fresh off the festival circuit. For five weeks, on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October and November at 6:30pm, we'll watch a film from a different part of the world. After each film screening, we host an audience conversation which is facilitated by someone from or deeply […]

Extra Credit with The Connector: Black Panther

EXTRA CREDIT, a new partnership between Ragtag Cinema and The Connector, is a series featuring MU researchers discussing a monthly movie in relation to their research and creative activities. September's film is BLACK PANTHER, followed by a Q&A and discussion featuring Dr. Heather Hunt, associate professor of bioengineering, Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan, associate professor of architectural […]

The Wife starring Glenn Close opens Friday, Sept. 14

The Wife, an intelligent screen drama about the marriage between a celebrated author and his wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce, opens Friday, September 14. Joan and Joe Castleman remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist and Joan pours her considerable intellect, […]

Three Identical Strangers opens Friday, August 31

As seen at T/F 2018! Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable […]

Wanda opens Monday, August 20 for a 4-day run

Wanda, Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive, August 20-23 only! Each month, Ragtag and the Citizen Jane Film Festival spotlight a woman-directed film. Wanda is August’s Citizen Jane Suggests selection. With her first and only feature film — a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in — Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking […]

Araby opens Monday for a 4-day run

Araby (original name Arábia) is the new Brazilian film Ragtag is opening on Monday, August 13 to play through Thursday, August 16 at Ragtag Cinema. In Portuguese with English subtitles, Araby is a beautifully written and filmed, Kerouac-reminiscent, fable-like road movie that follows a young man--Aristides de Sousa in a James Dean-like performance--on a ten-year […]