Crime

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

And Then I Go

Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm

In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin (Arman Darbo) suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake (Sawyer Barth). Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school on a daily basis, their fury simmers quietly until an... 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

Black Cop

Sunday, November 5 at 8:30pm

It’s not easy being a black cop: Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, and everyone assumes you hate NWA. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand-jury verdict on a high-profile police case involving an unarmed youth, all eyes... 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

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

Narrative Shorts: Stars in Shorts

Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm
Little films with big stars, including Ann Dowd, Glenn Howerton, Melissa Leo, and Emily Mortimer.

Palacios

Saturday, November 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 the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston... Read more

Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World

Sunday, November 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. Founded 25 years ago in San Pedro Sula, a Central... Read more

Wanda

Saturday, November 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,” which was published by the St. Louis small... 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