Archival Presentations

The Big Lebowski

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm

As part of our Tribute to John Goodman, SLIFF offers the Coen Brothers’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary and features one of the actor’s most indelible roles: Vietnam vet Walter Sobchak. A delightfully convoluted riff on... Read more

Bullitt

Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm

Sen. Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down a mob boss with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police Lt. Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob... Read more

Double Bill: Hal and Shampoo

Sunday, November 4 at 6:00pm

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s — “Harold and Maude,” “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo,” “Coming Home,” “Being There” — he’s often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation.... Read more

Double Bill: I, Douglas Fairbanks and The Half Breed

Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm

During the peak of the silent era, the dashing Douglas Fairbanks was the first “King of Hollywood,” ruling the box office in a series of epic adventures — swashbuckling in “The Mark of Zorro,” dueling in “Robin Hood,” and soaring in “The Thief of Bagdad.” Using... Read more

Double Bill: Searching for Ingmar Bergman and Persona

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum,” “Hannah Arendt”) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergman’s film legacy with some of his... Read more

Foreigners Out! Schlingensief's Container

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Foreigners Out!” chronicles one of the biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. In Austria in 2000, for the first time since World War II, representatives from an extreme right-wing party became part of the government. In response, infamous... Read more

The Half Breed

Saturday, November 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 featuring Hollywood legend Douglas Fairbanks. In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the... Read more

Medium Cool

Saturday, November 3 at 3:00pm

It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler (“In the Heat of the Night,” “Bound for Glory”) decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. “Medium Cool,” his debut feature, plunges... Read more

Once Upon a Time in the West

Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm

Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” — a Western-to-end-all-Westerns — brings SLIFF Golden Anniversaries: 1968 retrospective to an appropriately rousing conclusion. Rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) angles to claim the single piece of land around... Read more

Persona

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

By the mid-1960s, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical “Persona,” he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage... Read more

Pretty Poison

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am

Part of SLIFF’s Golden Anniversaries: 1968 program, director Noel Black’s cult classic “Pretty Poison” is a darkly comic thriller about Dennis (Anthony Perkins), a disturbed young arsonist recently released from a mental institution. When Dennis falls for radiant... Read more

The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra with The Half Breed

Saturday, November 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 featuring Hollywood legend Douglas Fairbanks. In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the... Read more

Rawstock

Sunday, November 11 at 6:00pm

This celebration of the educational films of yesteryear — a co-presentation with Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive — makes a return engagement to SLIFF with a fresh batch of shorts that will screen — for free! — at Stage at KDHX. Settle in... Read more

Rosemary's Baby

Sunday, November 4 at 1:30pm

Horrifying and darkly comic, “Rosemary’s Baby” — part of SLIFF’s Golden Anniversaries: 1968 program — served as Roman Polanski’s memorable Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s bestseller, stars a revelatory Mia... Read more

Shampoo

Sunday, November 4 at 6:00pm

“Shampoo” recounts an especially eventful day in the life of George (Warren Beatty), a Beverly Hills hairdresser and lothario who frantically runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to sort out his many financial and romantic... Read more

Tribute to John Goodman with The Big Lebowski

Friday, November 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 and a conversation between Goodman and John Carney of KTRS (550 AM). Goodman grew up in Affton and... Read more