List

Webster U./Browning
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

Both touching and hilarious, “Miss Kiet's Children” chronicles small changes of immense consequence. Using observation alone, without interviews or voice-over, the film assumes the perspective of four refugee... Read more

Stage at KDHX
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:00pm

“Mr. Handy’s Blues” chronicles the life of William Christopher (aka W. C.) Handy, known worldwide as the Father of the Blues. Handy’s trajectory to success is an against-all-odds odyssey that took him from a strict... Read more

Missouri History Museum
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:00am

As legend has it, the first Guardian of the Sun threw a harpoon into the cosmos and roped the sun to bring light and warmth to all of humanity. Then the Guardian of the Moon lured the moon to the Land of Darkness... Read more

.ZACK
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30pm

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (“Bottomless Belly Button,” “Cosplayers”) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high-school comedy, and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00pm

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his... Read more

Missouri History Museum
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:00am

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 9:30pm

An animated program that encompasses space, cats, and divorce.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9:30pm

Animated explorations of war, mental trauma, and feuding bears.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9:30pm

A program with a touch of love, a spot of the macabre, and a bit of criminality.

Stage at KDHX
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm

The perfect compilation to delight the eye and dazzle the brain.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9:30pm

These women prove that strength is displayed in a variety of ways.

Stage at KDHX
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm

They may be young, but they are worldly.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 10:00pm

A mash-up of genre films that explore the future or provoke scares.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4:00pm

This program has marriage as a key feature — or a major stumbling block.

Stage at KDHX
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm

Dramatic shorts that take you around the world and through the wringer.

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 3:45pm

Music is an essential component of these shorts.

.ZACK
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2:00pm

Little films with big stars, including Ann Dowd, Glenn Howerton, Melissa Leo, and Emily Mortimer.

Missouri History Museum
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1:00pm

“Nat Bates for Mayor” tells the story of the outrageous 2014 mayor's race in Richmond, home to the second-largest refinery in California. In a brazen move, Chevron spends more than $3 million to back 83-year-old... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 12:30pm

Following World War II, at the Nuremberg trials, members of the Nazi regime were convicted of crimes against humanity as a response to the widespread and systematic atrocities they committed against civilian... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:30pm

“Never Been a Time” uses the 1917 East St. Louis race riot to unpack hidden facts that reveal the complexity of racism in all of America. The film links events separated by as much as a 100 years and as few as 20... Read more

.ZACK
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm

Director Ron Stevens traces the unlikely beginnings of the world’s longest-running rock radio station, KSHE 95, which reached its 50th year of continuous rocking in 2017. Stevens, who was himself an integral part... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 6:00pm

As the effects of climate change become more and more apparent, a new generation of nuclear engineers is on the rise, hoping to help solve the greatest environmental challenge humanity has ever faced. Despite the... Read more

Stage at KDHX
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:00am

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Morgan Dameron (“Different Flowers”), Harris Doran (“Beauty Mark”), Nicole Franklin (“Title VII”), Robert... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 3:10pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9:00pm

A political thriller based on a true story, “The Nile Hilton Incident” follows Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt criminal-justice system, as he probes the murder of a famous club singer at... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 12:00pm

Director David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. After the leaders of the action —... Read more

.ZACK
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:00pm

Driven by a desire to understand why her best friend killed herself at 16, co-director Jacqueline Monetta — herself a recent high-school grad — gets suffering teens to share their struggles with mental illness and... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30pm

SLIFF’s opening night features the world premiere of “Bad Grandmas,” a St. Louis-shot comedy by co-writer/director Srikant Chellappa and co-writer Jack Snyder, the team behind such polished productions as “Ghost... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2:00pm

Eugene (Olajuwon Davis), a black inner-city teen, escapes the streets and hides away on a Midwest city rooftop during the Fourth of July holiday. He is found by Holly (Libby Bibb), a widowed alcoholic, who lives in... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:45pm

What is an immigrant’s typical experience in America? What does he sacrifice, and what does he gain? “Pizza Shop” provides one family’s answer to those questions, lovingly illustrating what it means for Charlie and... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 5:30pm

In seemingly idyllic Hawaii, communities are surrounded by experimental agricultural test sites that spray pesticides upwind of their neighborhoods. “Poisoning Paradise” details the ongoing struggle by native... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:00pm
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:05pm

In “Pop Aye,” a successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:00pm

At a time of skyrocketing racial and class tensions in America, “Priced Out” is an investigative and personal look at how housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and working families all across the... Read more

Webster U./Moore
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:30pm

The pioneering Lois Weber was one of the first women to direct films, and SLIFF pays tribute to the filmmaker by screening a recent restoration of her silent “The Blot,” which addresses the all-too-relevant issue... Read more

Stage at KDHX
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm

Is your wife always two steps ahead of you? Are you not sure what’s a fact anymore? Do you struggle with specificity in your writing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for “Rawstock.” This... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

Like many scholars in this increasingly digitized age, Buzz Spector spends a lot of time thinking about the fate of print culture. Unlike most of us, however, Spector transforms his thoughts about the future of the... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:00pm

Former St. Louisan Eddy L. Harris is the author of the lauded travel book “Mississippi Solo” (1988), which chronicled his canoe trip down the length of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to its... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30pm

“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” is the first major documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century... Read more

.ZACK
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:00pm

The tale of a gregarious Midwestern folk hero, “Saving Brinton” — a film by Tommy Haines, John Richard, and Andrew Sherburne — is at once a meditation on living small and a celebration of dreaming big. In a... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:15pm

“Seeing Is Believing” is an in-depth investigation into the challenges faced by women directors. The film focuses on the journeys of four articulate filmmakers — Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), Sarah Gavron (“... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2:45pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5:15pm

The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family — played by such actors as Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi — have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 12:00pm

A family-friendly program for kids ages 4-8.

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 12:00pm

Our second SLIFF/Kids program — perfect for ages 8-12 — features films that are both fun and educational.

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12:05pm

In 1942, the life of a Jewish orphan — the father of director Michaël Prazan — was saved by a smuggler. More than 70 years later, his son embarks on an investigation to shed light on the gray areas of the past and... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 9:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8:00pm

Adapted by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan (“Comrades: Almost a Love Story,” “Dragon”) from an online series written by famed Chinese novelist Anni Baobei, “SoulMate” tells the decades-spanning story of... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:15pm
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 12:30pm

In “Sour Apples,” Mayor Aziz Özay (director Yilmaz Erdogan) and wife Ayda (Devrim Yakut) have a trio of beautiful daughters: Muazzez (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), Türkan (Songül Öden), and Safiye (Sükran Oval). In a... Read more

.ZACK
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm

A selection of the best films from the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Washington U./Brown
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4:00pm

One of the rare classical Hollywood movies with an all-black cast, “Stormy Weather” is also the highest-profile film with a performance by East St. Louis’ dance legend Katherine Dunham and her troupe. Washington U... Read more

Missouri History Museum
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 3:30pm

In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations... Read more

Webster U./Browning
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8:00pm

Young Will Lautzenheiser had moved from Boston to Montana to teach, and his future looked bright. But when he began to feel pain in his arms and legs, an examination revealed that he was being attacked by flesh-... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 12:05pm
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 2:25pm

Carla Simón’s autobiographical jewel — named Best First Feature at the 2017 Berlinale — is an evocative and affecting depiction of childhood that marks the arrival of a major new voice in world cinema. In the... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 12:30pm

In honor of Veterans Day, SLIFF offers a free screening of “Surviving Home,” an intimate documentary that follows four veterans over an eight-year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Interwoven with their... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 12:05pm
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 4:40pm

The extraordinary “Tanna” — a nominee for last year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® — is a Romeo-and-Juliet tale set in one of the world's last tribal societies. Based on a true story, the film follows the star... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 12:10pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 2:05pm

In a middle-school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, new teacher Maria Drazdechova (Zuzana Maurery) asks her students to stand up, introduce themselves, and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30pm

“Tell Them We Are Rising” explores the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. Today, more than half of all African-... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2:15pm

In this mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth, Holocaust researcher Yoel is in the midst of a widely covered legal battle with powerful forces in Austria over a brutal massacre... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:00pm

“This Cold Life” takes an intimate look at the colorful characters who choose to live in the isolation of the world's northernmost town, Longyearbyen, which is situated high above Norway, 300 miles from the North... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6:00pm

“Thoroughbreds,” which premiered at Sundance, is the film debut of Cory Finley, an acclaimed playwright with St. Louis roots. Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00pm

She’s powerful, black, and female. But at her firm, blacks need not apply. The highly successful Hillary Kelsey (Chicava Honeychild) is the CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm. Kelsey is a black... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 9:30pm

When a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. As events unfold, they will laugh, they will drink, they will... Read more

Stage at KDHX
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:00pm

Joanne Fish’s “Mr. Handy’s Blues” chronicles the life of William Christopher Handy, known affectionately worldwide as the Father of the Blues. Handy’s trajectory to success is an against-all-odds odyssey that took... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4:15pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6:45pm

Inspired by the friendship between the director's mother and her best friend, “The Tree” is a poignant, heartwarming story about 88-year-old widow Dorothy Thorp (Joicie Appell), who takes a road trip from Wamego,... Read more

Stage at KDHX
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:00pm

Tribeca Film Institute's IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition Award Announced

Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with SLIFF, sought short documentary projects by filmmakers... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 8:00pm

SLIFF pays tribute to the legendary Pam Grier, star of such blaxploitation classics as “Foxy Brown” and “Coffy,” and presents her with the fest’s annual Women in Film Award. Grier co-stars in the fest’s opening-... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 4:00pm

Christopher Scott was released from prison after serving 13 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit. That nightmare scenario is far too common: More than 30 people like Chris have been exonerated in... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4:30pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12:00pm

“Under the Same Sun” — directed by Mitra Sen (“The Peace Tree”) — tells the story of a confused and injured young man, Karim Jamal (Aadar Malik), who accidentally stumbles into a village of Hindu and Muslim... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 2:35pm
  • Monday, Nov. 6 at 9:30pm

Jay Gohil (Rahul Bhat) works for Apollo Chemicals, a plant that is causing cancer and creating other serious health issues for its workers. Jay turns a blind eye to these issues over fear of losing his job, but... Read more

The screening of “The Upside,” a film distributed by The Weinstein Company (TWC), has been cancelled. Given the serious allegations of sexual misconduct against TWC co-founder Harvey Weinstein, SLIFF has decided to... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 12:15pm

In 1821, in the remote Diamantina Mountains of Brazil, slave trader Antonio (Adriano Carvalho) returns to the decaying but imposing farmhouse he inherited to discover his wife has died in childbirth. Confined to... Read more

Washington U./Brown
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:00pm

Rescued from the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras — murder capital of the world — orphaned girls find their voices in poetry as they heal traumas of their past and prepare to transition into an uncertain future... Read more

.ZACK
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30pm

“Waking the Sleeping Giant” chronicles the building of a 21st-century progressive movement in the United States. Against the backdrop of an extraordinary 2016 presidential race, five remarkable individuals wrestle... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8:30pm

An estranged father and son are forced to rely on one another to survive an unforgiving wilderness in this riveting, richly emotional thriller. Once a year, 14-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother’... Read more

Webster U./Moore
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30pm

In 1970, the actress Barbara Loden wrote, directed, and starred in “Wanda,” a much admired but too little seen American indie. “Wanda” has recently been celebrated in the well-reviewed book “Suite for Barbara Loden... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8:30pm

When a farmer's dog digs up two dead bodies in small-town Missouri, all hell breaks loose in the noir thriller “The Weight.” Julie (M.J. Brackin), who’s recently divorced, searches for traction in her life after... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:15pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8:45pm

Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple... Read more

Webster U./Browning
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30pm

One April morning in 2012, the director Bruno Romy ("The Fairy") and the artist Annabelle Cocollos are told that Mika, their 6-year-old daughter, has leukemia. Eight months later, when Mika is finally able to... Read more

Missouri History Museum
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the Black Lives Matter movement for justice, “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by... Read more

Tivoli Theatre
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30pm

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s epic story of revenge deferred functions as a tale of class warfare. After 30 years in prison, Horacia (Charo Santos-Concio... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 9:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:15pm

Adapted from the novel “Une vie” by Guy de Maupassant, “A Woman’s Life” is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th-century Normandy. On finishing... Read more

.ZACK
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:00pm

Filmmakers Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky have documented protests for more than 30 years. “Working in Protest” collects footage they’ve captured over those decades, offering a largely chronological compilation... Read more

Plaza Frontenac Cinema
  • Friday, Nov. 3 at 2:30pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9:15pm

Brimming with sex and violence, “The Wound” is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to... Read more