Women's Issues

Axolotl Overkill

Friday, November 3 at 4:30pm
Thursday, November 9 at 12:00pm

The directorial debut of Helene Hegemann, who adapts her 2010 bestselling novel, “Axolotl Roadkill” tells the story of Mifti, a 16-year-old who has just lost her mother, and the people who share the shocking and rebellious world she inhabits. As Mifti searches for... Read more

Beauty Mark

Saturday, November 11 at 4:15pm

Angie (Auden Thornton), a poverty-stricken young mother taking care of both her 5-year-old son (Jameson Fowler) and her alcoholic mother (Catherine Curtin), is told that the house they're living in is condemned, requiring the trio to move immediately. Her family... Read more

Becks

Saturday, November 11 at 7:00pm

Singer/songwriter Becks (Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated Lena Hall) gives up her Brooklyn apartment and heads across the country to join her long-distance girlfriend (Hayley Kiyoko) in LA. But a surprise early arrival has disastrous consequences, and Becks... Read more

Breadcrumbs

Thursday, November 9 at 4:15pm
Saturday, November 11 at 4:00pm

When photographer Liliana (frequent Almodovar star Cecilia Roth) returns to Uruguay — the stage for her tragic past — her conscience is painfully torn between the political and the personal. Will she move past her haunted history and live peacefully as a mother... Read more

Dalida

Saturday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm

This powerful biopic is based on the true and fascinating story of acclaimed music icon Dalida (Sveva Alviti). Following the singer from her birth in Cairo through her traumatic childhood to her worldwide success with 170 million albums sold, “Dalida” provides an... Read more

Different Flowers

Friday, November 10 at 9:15pm

On the day of her big Midwestern wedding, persnickety bride Millie (Emma Bell) jilts her fiancé (Sterling Knight) at the altar with the help of spunky younger sister Emma (Hope Lauren) and embarks on an unexpected journey. Produced by Shelley Long (“Cheers,” “... Read more

Dim the Fluorescents

Tuesday, November 7 at 9:30pm
Sunday, November 12 at 8:00pm

Struggling actor Audrey (Claire Armstrong) and aspiring playwright Lillian (Naomi Skwarna) pour all of their creative energy into the only paying work they can find: corporate role-playing demonstrations. When they book the biggest gig of their careers at a hotel... Read more

The Divine Order

Friday, November 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 4 at 2:30pm

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, “The Divine Order” is set in 1971 Switzerland, where women are still denied the right to vote, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade. When unassuming and... Read more

Doc Shorts: Facing Adversity

Thursday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Examinations of how subjects navigate difficult issues.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Sunday, November 5 at 5:15pm

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, Paul McGuigan’s “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. When... Read more

Golden Exits

Sunday, November 12 at 6:30pm

In this powerful new work by Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip,” “Queen of Earth”) — which debuted at Sundance — Nick (former Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz) has settled into a safe existence in a small pocket of Brooklyn, where he currently toils on an archival... Read more

I Am Evidence

Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm

A powerful indictment of the criminal-justice system’s seeming indifference to the crime of rape, “I Am Evidence” exposes the shockingly large number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds... Read more

In Between

Monday, November 6 at 7:05pm
Wednesday, November 8 at 2:05pm

Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued... Read more

Jackson

Sunday, November 5 at 3:00pm

“Jackson” is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access: Shannon Brewer, the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi; Barbara... Read more

Krotoa

Tuesday, November 7 at 4:25pm
Thursday, November 9 at 12:05pm

Krotoa, a feisty and bright 11-year-old girl, is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle's trading partner. Brought into the first fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652, she grows into a visionary young woman... Read more

The Light of the Moon

Monday, November 6 at 2:30pm
Wednesday, November 8 at 2:00pm

Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz), a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt (Michael Stahl-David... Read more

Special Presentation: The Light of the Moon

Thursday, November 9 at 8:00pm

Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz), a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt (Michael Stahl-David... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
The perfect compilation to delight the eye and dazzle the brain.

Narrative Shorts: Feminist Agenda

Sunday, November 5 at 9:30pm
These women prove that strength is displayed in a variety of ways.

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.

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct

Sunday, November 5 at 7:15pm

“Seeing Is Believing” is an in-depth investigation into the challenges faced by women directors. The film focuses on the journeys of four articulate filmmakers — Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), Sarah Gavron (“Suffragette”), Li Lu (“There Is a New World Somewhere... Read more

SoulMate

Tuesday, November 7 at 9:00pm
Sunday, November 12 at 8:00pm

Adapted by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan (“Comrades: Almost a Love Story,” “Dragon”) from an online series written by famed Chinese novelist Anni Baobei, “SoulMate” tells the decades-spanning story of two high-school best friends. Thirty-year-old... Read more

Sour Apples

Thursday, November 9 at 9:15pm
Friday, November 10 at 12:30pm

In “Sour Apples,” Mayor Aziz Özay (director Yilmaz Erdogan) and wife Ayda (Devrim Yakut) have a trio of beautiful daughters: Muazzez (Farah Zeynep Abdullah), Türkan (Songül Öden), and Safiye (Sükran Oval). In a 1990s-set framing sequence in the town of Antalya, 40... Read more

Surviving Home

Saturday, November 11 at 12:30pm

In honor of Veterans Day, SLIFF offers a free screening of “Surviving Home,” an intimate documentary that follows four veterans over an eight-year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Interwoven with their stories are veterans' voices from across the... Read more

Tanna

Saturday, November 4 at 12:05pm
Friday, November 10 at 4:40pm

The extraordinary “Tanna” — a nominee for last year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® — is a Romeo-and-Juliet tale set in one of the world's last tribal societies. Based on a true story, the film follows the star-crossed romance of Wawa and Dain. When an... Read more

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

Title VII

Friday, November 10 at 7:00pm

She’s powerful, black, and female. But at her firm, blacks need not apply. The highly successful Hillary Kelsey (Chicava Honeychild) is the CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm. Kelsey is a black woman with no black employees, and no one can figure... Read more

Vazante

Tuesday, November 7 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 11 at 12:15pm

In 1821, in the remote Diamantina Mountains of Brazil, slave trader Antonio (Adriano Carvalho) returns to the decaying but imposing farmhouse he inherited to discover his wife has died in childbirth. Confined to this desolate property in the company of his... 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 Woman Who Left

Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s epic story of revenge deferred functions as a tale of class warfare. After 30 years in prison, Horacia (Charo Santos-Concio) discovers that her friend and fellow inmate... Read more

A Woman's Life

Friday, November 3 at 9:00pm
Sunday, November 5 at 2:15pm

Adapted from the novel “Une vie” by Guy de Maupassant, “A Woman’s Life” is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th-century Normandy. On finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne... Read more