Science and Medicine

All the Rage

Sunday, November 5 at 1:15pm

America is experiencing an epidemic of pain. For nearly 50 years, Dr. John Sarno has been facing that epidemic head on, but like a modern-day Cassandra (crossed with Don Quixote), he has been struggling to be heard. Sarno contends that chronic pain is a... Read more

AlphaGo

Saturday, November 4 at 6:00pm

With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and AI collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-... Read more

Atomic Homefront

Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm

St. Louis has a little-known nuclear past as a uranium-processing center for the atomic bomb. Government and corporate negligence led to the dumping of Manhattan Project uranium, thorium, and radium, thus contaminating North St. Louis suburbs, specifically in two... Read more

The Experimental City

Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm

In the 1960s, visionary scientist Athelstan Spilhaus, alarmed by the growing environmental crisis in America, worked with a team of committed urban experts to plan a domed city whose futuristic technology and innovative design would eradicate the pollution and... Read more

Food Evolution

Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm

Directed by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker and SLIFF alum Scott Hamilton Kennedy (“Fame High”) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Food Evolution” is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust, and confusion... Read more

Gabe

Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm

No parent should have to bury their child, but that was the reality that the Weils of St. Louis faced when their son Gabe was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Told he would not live past 25, Gabe made it his life goal to earn a college degree. Then,... Read more

Heal the Living

Thursday, November 9 at 6:40pm
Friday, November 10 at 9:30pm

Based on Maylis de Kerangal’s 2014 international bestselling novel “Réparer les vivants,” “Heal the Living” examines the philosophical and emotional questions that are raised when approaching the realities of organ donation. The film follows three seemingly... Read more

The Islands and the Whales

Tuesday, November 7 at 6:00pm

In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them... Read more

The New Fire

Monday, November 6 at 6:00pm

As the effects of climate change become more and more apparent, a new generation of nuclear engineers is on the rise, hoping to help solve the greatest environmental challenge humanity has ever faced. Despite the huge growth in renewable energy and energy... Read more

Poisoning Paradise

Friday, November 10 at 5:30pm

In seemingly idyllic Hawaii, communities are surrounded by experimental agricultural test sites that spray pesticides upwind of their neighborhoods. “Poisoning Paradise” details the ongoing struggle by native Hawaiians to advance bold new legislation governing the... Read more

Stumped

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm

Young Will Lautzenheiser had moved from Boston to Montana to teach, and his future looked bright. But when he began to feel pain in his arms and legs, an examination revealed that he was being attacked by flesh-eating microbes, and his lower arms and legs were... Read more

When I Was 6, I Killed a Dragon

Sunday, November 5 at 8:30pm

One April morning in 2012, the director Bruno Romy ("The Fairy") and the artist Annabelle Cocollos are told that Mika, their 6-year-old daughter, has leukemia. Eight months later, when Mika is finally able to return to school, the family decides to make a... Read more