Hi-Pointe Backlot

Advance tickets for programs at this venue are for sale online or at the Hi-Pointe box office. Box-office hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. No phone sales. For tickets online, visit hi-pointetheatre.com or each individual film page on this site. There is a $1-per-ticket service charge. Pick up your tickets from the box-office attendant. Bring the credit card that you used to purchase the tickets or the confirmation number.

48 seats
Free parking is available at two lots flanking the theater buildings and on nearby streets; during non-banking hours only, free parking is also available at the bank lot across McCausland Avenue. See Hi-Pointe map for detail.

1002 Hi Pointe Pl St. Louis, MO 63117


Friday, November 4 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm

Arianna is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, the hormones her gynecologist has prescribed do not seem to be helping with her maturation. With her parents, Arianna journeys... Read more


Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 1:30pm

Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon), a high-school student living outside of Tel Aviv, has a difficult family life. Her overbearing father has a hair-trigger temper and rails incessantly about the Palestinians, and her mother obsesses about older sister Liora, a soldier who... Read more


Thursday, November 10 at 9:00pm
Saturday, November 12 at 4:30pm

Former hotel manager Mark Lebeer receives an unexpected invitation from the beautiful, immensely rich Grace, an Irish woman who wants to resuscitate a love affair from 20 years ago. But the message is not meant for him — it’s actually intended for his late brother... Read more


Friday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00pm

In January 1914, a horrific murder shakes the city of Budapest: One of the city’s most famous courtesans, Elza Mágnás, has been strangled and her body thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. Chronicling the last four days of Elza’s life through the eyes of a... Read more

Don't Be Bad

Monday, November 7 at 7:15pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00pm

The Italian submission for Best Foreign-Language Film at last year’s Academy Awards, “Don’t Be Bad” is the final work of cult director Claudio Caligari, who died of cancer before its completion. The film was shepherded to the finish line by actor Valerio... Read more

A Family Affair

Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

On his 30th birthday, filmmaker Tom Fassaert receives a mysterious invitation from his 95-year-old grandmother Marianne to come visit her in South Africa. Tom’s knowledge of Marianne is slight, limited to the predominantly negative stories told by his father, Rob... Read more

Free Cece!

Saturday, November 12 at 2:30pm

On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans African-American woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was verbally insulted — with both racial and trans-phobic slurs — and then brutally attacked outside a bar. In the altercation that followed, a man was... Read more

The Half

Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm
Saturday, November 12 at 9:30pm

After her father’s death, young Azar moves out on her own after her mother remarries. Her stepfather, a drug addict, shows clear abusive tendencies, and Azar realizes she’ll be under threat as long as she remains in the house. But when her new accommodations are... Read more

The Happys

Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 3:30pm

When 21-year-old Tracy (Amanda Bauer) walks in on boyfriend Mark (Jack DePew), a newly minted movie star, having sex with a man, she immediately decides to leave him. But after assessing her limited options, Tracy returns with a deal: If he agrees to marry her,... Read more

Hotel Dallas

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

By turns ethereal, meditative, and surreal, “Hotel Dallas” — a frequently funny, consistently experimental hybrid of fiction and nonfiction — premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Blurring the lines between memoir, documentary re-enactment,... Read more

Klown Forever

Monday, November 7 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

“Klown Forever” follows estranged best friends Casper (Casper Christensen) and Frank (Frank Hvam) as they travel to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Viewers familiar with the lunatic buddies’ previous outrages in “Klown” (2012) will find it unsurprising... Read more

Long Live Death

Thursday, November 10 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 11 at 9:00pm

In “Long Live Death,” a serial killer sedates his female victims and makes their murders look like suicides. When the body of another woman is found, Lt. Murot finally catches the culprit, appearing to end the deadly spree. But even after his arrest, the killer... Read more

My Life as a Film

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

When Eva Vitija came of age, her father gave her a feature-length film about her life. Far from pleasing Eva, the film infuriated her. Her father, filmmaker Joschy Scheidegger, documented his family obsessively, and his daughter had vainly attempted to get away... Read more

NFF Coffee

Sunday, November 13 at 11:00am

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Thane Economou (“The Wedding Party”), Erica Fae (“To Keep the Light”), Christina Kallas (“42 Seconds of Happiness”), William Lu (“Comfort”), and Alicia... Read more


Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm

“NY84” follows the adventures of three young artists in New York’s early-'80s downtown scene, providing an intimate glimpse into the creative and emotional lives of Kate (Sam Quartin), Anton (Chris Schellenger), and Keith (Davy J. Marr). Young and carefree, the... Read more

Off the Rails

Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm

“Off the Rails” tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes. As a... Read more


Sunday, November 6 at 1:00pm

A pitch-perfect rural mystery, “Santoalla” chronicles what happens when a progressive Dutch couple, Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool, escape the constraints and complications of the city by decamping to the Spanish countryside. Exhausted after a fight against... Read more

Shared Rooms

Friday, November 4 at 9:00pm
Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

A holiday-themed romantic comedy, “Shared Rooms” explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In one of the story strands, a married couple takes in... Read more

Sila Samayangalil

Saturday, November 5 at 3:30pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:00pm

A dramedy with a strong message of social awareness, “Sila Samayangalil” focuses on eight characters from different walks of life who provide their blood samples for an AIDS test. In the pathology lab where the screening occurs, those tested are forced to cool... Read more

The Trans List

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm

The Trans List, directed by portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and featuring interviews by trans author and advocate Janet Mock, explores the experiences of Americans who identify as transgender. The film gives a platform to a diverse... Read more


Sunday, November 6 at 6:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 9:30pm

The directorial debut of Iranian actress Soheila Golestani, the quietly powerful “Two” is loosely adapted from American author Bernard Malamud’s short story “Maid’s Shoes.” Pari (Mahtab Nasirpour), a lonely, middle-aged chambermaid, is hired by visiting expat... Read more