Thriller

Ash Is Purest White

Thursday, November 8 at 8:15pm

“Ash Is Purest White” — the latest from Chinese master Zhangke Jia (“A Touch of Sin,” “Still Life”) — tells a story of violent love and betrayal in three sections, with events unfolding in 2001, 2006, and 2017. Set in China’s underworld, the film follows dancer... 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

Dark Fortune

Friday, November 9 at 12:10pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2:25pm

Shortly after finishing her master’s thesis, child psychologist Eliane Hess (Eleni Haupt) is summoned to the hospital to help provide care for a young boy named Yves, the sole survivor of a horrendous car wreck that claimed the lives of his entire family. Yves is... Read more

Destroyer

Thursday, November 1 at 8:00pm

Directed by native St. Louisan Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “The Invitation”) — who receives SLIFF’s Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award — “Destroyer” follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman, who also... Read more

Everybody Knows

Friday, November 2 at 6:45pm
Sunday, November 4 at 9:00pm

From Oscar®-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (“Salesman,” “A Separation”) comes a gripping new thriller about the fissures and faultlines that can tear a family apart. Laura (Penélope Cruz) returns to the small Spanish village where she spent her childhood to... Read more

The Great Buddha +

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:35pm
Thursday, November 8 at 9:15pm
Saturday, November 10 at 8:30pm

Pickle works as a night security guard at a bronze statue factory with colleague Belly Bottom. As they while away the hours in the security room, the primary activities of their dull existence consist of consuming late-night snacks, paging through the porn Belly... Read more

In This Gray Place

Saturday, November 3 at 6:05pm

Aleksander Ristic gives a commanding performance in this meditative drama about love and consequences. Aaron (Ristic) is a petty criminal from the wrong side of the tracks. Wounded, out of breath, and hefting a sack of jewels, he breaks into a rest-stop bathroom... Read more

Jupiter's Moon

Friday, November 2 at 9:45pm
Monday, November 5 at 9:00pm

In this riveting Palme d’Or-nominated supernatural thriller, the director of the critically acclaimed “White God” employs spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production — heart-pounding car chases, sensational gunfights, beautifully fluid and kinetic camerawork —... Read more

Little Woods

Saturday, November 10 at 3:00pm

A modern Western, “Little Woods” tells the story of two sisters, Ollie (Tessa Thompson, “Creed,” “Sorry to Bother You”) and Deb (Lily James, “Downton Abbey”), who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the... Read more

Long Day's Journey Into Night

THE SCREENINGS OF THIS FILM HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. THEY WILL BE SUBSTITUTED WITH ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS OF The Great Buddha +.

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the... Read more

No Date, No Signature

Saturday, November 3 at 2:10pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 2:10pm

When forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman hits a motorbike with his car, he injures the motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. Although he offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, the father refuses his help and money. The next morning, in the hospital where he works, Dr... 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

Sicilian Ghost Story

Sunday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 10 at 9:35pm

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, 13-year-old Giuseppe vanishes. Luna, a classmate who’s secretly smitten with the boy, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. Rebelling against the silence and complicity that surround her, she bravely... 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.

Widows

Sunday, November 11 at 5:35pm

In contemporary Chicago, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Veronica (Viola Davis) lives an idyllic life in... Read more