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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


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


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.