Cinema

The Chaperone

Saturday, November 10 at 12:30pm

Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” reunites the writer (Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler), and star of “Downton Abbey.” Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous early 1920s, “The Chaperone” — the first feature film from PBS’... Read more

Doc Shorts: Gay Elders

Sunday, November 11 at 6:30pm
A look back at those who dared to be out and proud in the past and who fought for LGTBQ lives.

Doc Shorts: Women Around the Globe

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm
A program that spotlights women who stand up and help other women.

Hal

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

I, Douglas Fairbanks

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.” His... Read more

IDA Conversation Series: AJ Schnack

Saturday, November 10 at 3:30pm

With the International Documentary Association, SLIFF co-presents an entry in the IDA’s signature Conversation Series, which hosts discussions with prominent documentary filmmakers. This edition features multiple SLIFF alum AJ Schnack, a native of Edwardsville,... Read more

An Illustrated History of St. Louis Drive-In Movie Theaters

Saturday, November 3 at 6:00pm

During the heyday of drive-in movies — from the 1950s through the ’70s — St. Louisans flocked to outdoor theaters such as the 66 Park-in, the Airway Twin, and the Holiday. Sadly, those venues are long gone, but Tom Stockman, editor of the website We Are Movie... Read more

The Image Book

Saturday, November 3 at 5:45pm

Cinema’s oldest enfant terrible, Jean-Luc Godard — now 87 but still intensely vital — continues his six-decade run of provocations with “The Image Book.” A collage-like film essay, “The Image Book” both investigates the history of cinema and offers Godard’s... Read more

NFF Coffee

Sunday, November 11 at 12:00pm

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Phil Blattenberger (“Point Man”), Catherine Dudley-Rose (“Parallel Chords”), Zane L’Erario (“They Are Strangers”), Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson (“... Read more

A Paris Education

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 8:10pm

Etienne (Andranic Manet), a serious and impressionable young cinephile, leaves behind his steady girlfriend (Diane Rouxel) in Lyon to study film in Paris. Settling into a dingy flat with a rotating cast of roommates, he immerses himself in a bohemian world of... 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

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

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

This Changes Everything

Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm

A fleet and comprehensive review of the issue of gender discrimination in Hollywood, “This Changes Everything” takes an incisive look into the male-dominated film industry to examine those forces — both conscious and unconscious — that continue to foster the... 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