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Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Now in our 25th year, SLIFF returns for another great year of films Nov. 3-13, 2016. Read more

Featured Events

Elle

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:00pm

Paul Verhoeven, the iconic director of “Robocop” and “Basic Instinct,” is back and at his provocative best in “Elle.” Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems... Read more

Jackie

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00pm

Directed by Pablo Larraín (“No,” the upcoming “Neruda”), “Jackie” is a searing and intimate look at one of the most important and tragic moments in American history... Read more

Tower

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00pm

Fifty years ago, the nation’s innocence about gun violence was lost. On Aug. 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower... Read more

Two Trains Runnin’

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00pm

“Two Trains Runnin’ — featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. — both pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment... Read more

Who Is Lydia Loveless?

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00pm

Gorman Bechard’s entertaining documentary profile “Who Is Lydia Loveless?” thoroughly explores the titular question. Is she a singer/songwriter, an alt-country... Read more

He Said, She Said

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:30pm

SLIFF honors screenwriter Brian Hohlfeld with a Cinema St. Louis Award and screens his delightful 1991 feature “He Said, She Said,” which pleasingly evokes the... Read more

Closing-Night Party and Awards Presentation

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:00pm

The festival concludes with a free closing-night party at the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall. The fest’s prize-winning films are announced, and... Read more

Daughters of the Dust

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:00pm

As a nod to our past on SLIFF’s 25th anniversary, the fest spotlights a freshly restored edition of “Daughters of the Dust.” Julie Dash’s widely hailed classic —... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:30pm

This animated shorts program gets a little weird.