Featured Events

Opening-Night Reception with Destroyer

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30pm

SLIFF’s opening night features “Destroyer,” directed by native St. Louisan Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “The Invitation”), who receives SLIFF’s Charles Guggenheim... Read more

Tribute to John Goodman with The Big Lebowski

Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm

SLIFF honors native St. Louisan John Goodman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a tribute program that will include a clip reel of the actor’s career highlights... Read more

Crime + Punishment

Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm

Amid a landmark class-action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, “Crime + Punishment” chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino... Read more

Where the Pavement Ends

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2:30pm

“Where the Pavement Ends” explores the charged relationship between the historically all-black town of Kinloch and its formerly all-white neighbor Ferguson. Kinloch... Read more

Tribute to Joe Edwards

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00pm

SLIFF celebrates Joe Edwards, an iconic fixture of St. Louis, for his achievements in connecting cultures and communities since 1972, including the restoration of... Read more

Mr. Soul!

Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30pm

On the heels of the civil-rights movement, one fearless black pioneer — Ellis Haizlip — reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising... Read more

IDA Conversation Series: AJ Schnack

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:30pm

With the International Documentary Association, SLIFF co-presents an entry in the IDA’s signature Conversation Series, which hosts discussions with prominent... Read more

If Beale Street Could Talk

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:30pm

Director Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning “Moonlight” with an adaptation of James Baldwin's classic novel “If Beale Street Could Talk,” a celebration of... Read more

The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra with The Half Breed

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00pm

St. Louis’ Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra returns to SLIFF with an original score and live accompaniment for “The Half Breed,” a newly restored silent... Read more


Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9:00pm

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”), “Roma” follows Cleo (... Read more