Comedy

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

Heavy Trip

Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single... Read more

MFKZ

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15pm

Genre mashup “MFKZ” is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of “Tekkonkinkreet,” “Genius Party,” and “Mind Game.” The “Tekkonkinkreet” dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art... Read more

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Sunday, November 4 at 5:15pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm

In this merry movie of matrimony — based on the hit off-Broadway play — happily engaged Antonio brings fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth. Antonio wants to reveal his sexuality to his headstrong parents — and to have them accept Paulo... Read more

My Name Is Batlir, Not Butler

Saturday, November 3 at 2:40pm
Sunday, November 4 at 7:25pm

The unusually named Batlir — emphatically not Butler — has an even more prominent distinguishing characteristic: a vastly oversized head. Bullied and made a figure of fun because of his immense noggin, Batlir has spent most of his life alone in his room. In one of... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Comedy

Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Laughter is the universal language in this collection of comedies from around the globe.

Narrative Shorts: Dark Comedy

Sunday, November 11 at 9:00pm
A selection of dark and demented — but also funny — films.

Non-Fiction

Saturday, November 10 at 6:00pm

In the comedy “Non-Fiction” — the new film by Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Personal Shopper,” “Summer Hours”) — Alain (Guillame Canet), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new... 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

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm
A selection of the best films from the 2018 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Swimming with Men

Sunday, November 4 at 6:45pm

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who... Read more

Zombillenium

Sunday, November 4 at 5:00pm

Based on celebrated French cartoonist Arthur de Pins’ graphic novels, “Zombillenium” is set in an amusement park like no other: Only genuine werewolves, vampires, and zombies are employed there — for eternity. But the park might not last forever: Attendance... Read more