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Absurd Accident

Saturday, November 4 at 7:15pm
Monday, November 6 at 4:40pm

Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, “Absurd Accident” — young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut — portrays a puzzling crime in a rural town, where greed, lust, and wit battle it out over one long and eventful night. When a sexually... Read more

Bad Grandmas

Thursday, November 2 at 8:00pm

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 Image” and “Fatal Call,” which were based locally... Read more

Have a Nice Day

Monday, November 6 at 9:10pm
Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing a million yuan from his gangster boss. News of the robbery spreads... Read more

Jackie Brown

Friday, November 3 at 8:00pm

As part of SLIFF’s “Tribute to Pam Grier,” the fest screens Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” which itself serves as a loving homage to the actress. A faithful adaptation of the 1992 Elmore Leonard crime novel “Rum Punch,” “Jackie Brown” details the efforts of... Read more

Jasper Jones

Tuesday, November 7 at 8:15pm

Based on the best-selling novel and featuring a stellar cast that includes Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving, “Jasper Jones” is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. In the dead of night during the scorching... Read more

My Friend Dahmer

Friday, November 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 increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends... Read more

Napping Princess

Sunday, November 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 motorized contraptions. But after her father, a... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Mixed Emotions

Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30pm
Dramatic shorts that take you around the world and through the wringer.

The Nile Hilton Incident

Friday, November 10 at 3:10pm
Saturday, November 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 the Nile Hilton Hotel just weeks before the 2011... Read more

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
A selection of the best films from the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Thoroughbreds

Saturday, November 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 Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily... Read more

Tonight She Comes

Wednesday, November 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 kiss, they will make love — and most of them will... Read more

Walking Out

Wednesday, November 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’s home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (... Read more

The Weight

Saturday, November 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 marriage. Julie’s distress is amplified when ex-... Read more