Tivoli Theatre

Advance tickets for programs at this venue are for sale online or at the Tivoli box office. Box-office hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and noon-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. No phone sales. For tickets online, visit tickets.landmarktheatres.com or each individual film page on this site. There is a $1-per-ticket service charge. Pick up your tickets at the box-office window or print out your ticket and present to an usher to scan. Bring the credit card that you used to purchase the tickets or the confirmation number.

430 seats (Tivoli 1), 140 seats (Tivoli 3)
Paid parking is available in the lot next to the Tivoli and in the garage across the street. Free parking is available three blocks west and one block north of the theater in a lot bounded by Kingsland and Leland avenues.

6350 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63130

35 Days

Thursday, November 10 at 9:15pm

The latest from longtime SLIFF favorite Chris Grega (“Rhineland,” “Game of the Year,” “Sound of Nothing”), “35 Days” is a mockumentary riff on a subject that the local filmmaker knows all too well: the scramble to complete a movie on a tight deadline and... Read more

42 Seconds Of Happiness

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

A circle of friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same-sex wedding of a member of their group. Despite their best efforts to behave, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals, and exposed secrets lead to an explosion of drama that cannot be... Read more

The 86

Saturday, November 5 at 4:30pm

Inspired by true events, "The 86" highlights the activities of a band of 86 Venezuelan street thugs who were an intimidating presence in Caracas during the 1980s. One of the drawbacks to leading a neighborhood gang is the level of infamy and attention that... Read more

American Zealot

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm

Lucy is an unassuming Catholic schoolgirl — book-smart, quiet, devout. Two weeks before graduation, she discovers that her best friend recently had an abortion. As Lucy struggles with her friend’s decision, the morality problem she’s using as the basis for her... Read more

Cold Moon

Friday, November 4 at 7:00pm

The supernatural crime thriller “Cold Moon” tells the story of Nathan Redfield (Josh Stewart), an arrogant man of great wealth who has either lost his mind or is being tormented by terrible forces beyond even the most paranoid of imaginings. In a sleepy Southern... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 4:30pm

Lonely, mild-mannered Cameron (Christopher Dinh) is content racing around the dark streets of Los Angeles as a late-night courier for his slick boss, Eddie (Billy Sly Williams). Then one fateful night, an important client, Martin (Kelvin Han Yee), asks Cameron to... Read more

Coming Through the Rye

Sunday, November 6 at 12:30pm

Inspired by events from the filmmaker’s own life, “Coming Through the Rye” is the poignant and funny story of 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), who in 1969 has landed at an all-boys boarding school for all the wrong reasons. Ostracized by nearly everyone,... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm

Loosely based on filmmaker Alicia Slimmer’s life growing up in 1980s Queens, “Creedmoria” chronicles the attempts of 17-year-old Candy (Stef Dawson) to inject some “fun” into her dysfunctional life. Given her crazy-making troubles, the proximity of Candy’s home to... Read more

The Dark Knight Returns: An Epic Fan Film

Monday, November 7 at 9:30pm

Inspired by Frank Miller's seminal 1986 graphic novel, local filmmaker Wyatt Weed (“Shadowland,” “Four Color Eulogy”) offers his unofficial fan’s take on the Batman mythos. Following the death of Robin at the hands of the Joker, Bruce Wayne (Weed) hung up the cowl... Read more

Daughters of the Dust

Sunday, November 13 at 8:00pm

As a nod to our past on SLIFF’s 25th anniversary, the fest spotlights a freshly restored edition of “Daughters of the Dust.” Julie Dash’s widely hailed classic — the inspiration for Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” — helped inaugurate the fest in memorably grand fashion... Read more


Sunday, November 6 at 9:30pm

On our 25th anniversary, SLIFF proudly re-presents several works from the fest’s past, including this new restoration of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s “Delicatessen,” which screened at our first edition. An impressive debut feature, “Delicatessen” provided a... Read more

Despite the Falling Snow

Saturday, November 12 at 5:45pm

A lushly photographed love story — which the director adapts from her own novel — “Despite the Falling Snow” brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War. In 1950s Moscow, Katya (“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s” Rebecca Ferguson) secretly spies for the... Read more

Doc Shorts: An Artist's Eye

Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm

Doc Shorts: Beyond the Talking Head

Friday, November 4 at 5:00pm

Doc Shorts: Craft

Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm

Doc Shorts: Eccentricity

Monday, November 7 at 5:00pm

Doc Shorts: Humans of Syria

Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00pm

Doc Shorts: Justice

Friday, November 4 at 5:05pm

Doc Shorts: Valor

Thursday, November 10 at 5:00pm

Drawing Home

Thursday, November 10 at 6:30pm

In 1920s Boston, East Coast debutante Catharine Robb (newcomer Julie Lynn Mortensen) is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But Catherine finds her careful... Read more


Saturday, November 5 at 3:20pm

In this terrifying twist on the locked-room mystery, an adventurous woman who’s hiding a secret from her husband insists they reconnect by going on a romantic camping trip. But when a mysterious — perhaps supernatural — creature in the woods kills a nearby group... Read more

Everything But a Man

Sunday, November 6 at 4:00pm

Vanessa is sexy, smart, successful … and still single. “Everything But a Man” follows the story of a lonely career woman who, despite all her material success, is a failure when it comes to love. The film explores the paradox many modern women face: Required to... Read more

The Father and the Bear

Saturday, November 12 at 12:00pm

Byron Temple (Wil Love), a retired character actor with diagnosed dementia, longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time. Against the wishes of his daughter (Dendrie Taylor), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (David... Read more

The Fitzroy

Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm

A delightfully black comedy, “The Fitzroy” is set in an alternative post-apocalyptic 1950s in which the world is covered in poisonous gas. The last place available to take a traditional seaside holiday is the Fitzroy, a hotel located in a derelict submarine... Read more

Gypsy: Rock & Roll Nomads

Saturday, November 5 at 2:00pm

One of the bedrock bands on which KSHE built its foundation as a progressive-rock powerhouse, Gypsy has a long and deep relationship with St. Louis. Although the band never quite achieved widespread fame on the national level, the band became a KSHE favorite and... Read more

The Holly Kane Experiment

Tuesday, November 8 at 9:30pm

A dark, intelligent thriller, “The Holly Kane Experiment” explores a woman’s battle for sanity in the face of extreme psychological pressure. Holly Kane (Kirsty Averton) is an attractive 29-year-old experimental psychologist whose determined research into mind-... Read more

How to Tell You're a Douchebag

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, this absolutely of-the-moment African-American romantic comedy tells the story of a misogynist who falls in love. Sexy, smart, and funny, “How to Tell You're a Douchebag” follows Brooklyn-based relationship blogger Ray... Read more

I Love You Both

Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

This charming first feature by St. Louis native Doug Archibald stars the director and his real-life sibling, Kristin, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Twins Krystal and Donny, now in their late 20s, remain hopelessly codependent, still living together in a... Read more

The Importance of Doubting Tom

Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm

Local actress and filmmaker Vanessa Roman’s years-in-the-making feature debut provides a screwball-comedy take on Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The film gives the story a distinctly modern twist by setting it in the world of darts,... Read more


Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

Directed by Pablo Larraín (“No,” the upcoming “Neruda”), “Jackie” is a searing and intimate look at one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, as seen through the eyes of the iconic first lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).... Read more


Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm

In this inspiring true story, 5-year-old Saroo (the remarkable Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles distant, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the... Read more

Manchester by the Sea

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm

After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe (Kyle Chandler) has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave from his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-... Read more

Mara'Akame's Dream

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm

Nieri is a young Huichol indian whose dream of traveling with his rock band to play in a concert in Mexico City faces stern opposition by his father. A shaman, or Mara’Akame, he has considerably different plans for his son, who’s expected to follow in his... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Animation 1

Thursday, November 10 at 9:30pm

Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

Sunday, November 13 at 8:30pm

Narrative Shorts: Comedy 1

Friday, November 4 at 9:45pm

Narrative Shorts: Comedy 2

Sunday, November 13 at 12:30pm

Narrative Shorts: Dance, Music & Art

Tuesday, November 8 at 9:15pm

Narrative Shorts: Drama 1

Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm

Narrative Shorts: Drama 2

Monday, November 7 at 7:05pm

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

Saturday, November 5 at 8:30pm

Narrative Shorts: Fantasy

Saturday, November 12 at 9:15pm

Narrative Shorts: HerStory

Wednesday, November 9 at 9:20pm

Narrative Shorts: Horror

Saturday, November 5 at 1:05pm

Narrative Shorts: Thriller

Friday, November 11 at 9:35pm

No Good Heroes

Friday, November 4 at 9:30pm

As a child, Wyatt witnessed a group of peaceful aliens survive the military’s attempt at mass extermination. Ever since, he’s taken a sympathetic interest in the aliens and exhibited a particular fascination with their young queen. Now an adult, Wyatt (Tim O’Leary... Read more

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Sunday, November 6 at 2:45pm

In 1936, 18 African-American athletes — dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler — participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan supremacy and Jim Crow racism. Despite their achievements, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. “Olympic Pride,... Read more

Opening-Night Reception and St. Louis Brews

Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm

SLIFF kicks off our 25th anniversary with a beer blast: a suds-centric reception and a work-in-progress screening of “St. Louis Brews,” Bill Streeter’s celebration of all things hops-related in... Read more

Out of Innocence

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00pm

Based on true events at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish social drama “Out of Innocence” tells the story of a woman falsely accused. When a newborn baby washes up on a beach, it’s shocking enough, but the child was also stabbed before being tossed into the... Read more


Sunday, November 13 at 1:00pm

Based on a true story, “Po” tests the bonds of love between a grieving father and son. When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his autistic son. Patrick (Julian Feder), who... Read more

A Quiet Passion

Sunday, November 6 at 5:15pm

Featured at a special gala screening at this year’s Berlinale, “A Quiet Passion” chronicles the life of Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon of “Sex in the City”): her loves, her struggles, and her magnificent poetry. Directed by lauded British director Terence Davies... Read more

The Rendezvous

Friday, November 11 at 7:15pm

The Jordan-shot “The Rendezvous” places a developing romance between Jewish-American doctor Rachel (Stana Katic of “Castle”) and Arab-American government bureaucrat Jake (Raza Jeffrey of “Homeland”) against a vivid backdrop of intrigue and adventure. After Rachel'... Read more

Sabina K.

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm

Inspired by a true story, “Sabina K.” follows the title character, a divorced mother of two small children, as she reconnects with Saša, a man who served with her in the Bosnian army during the war. Saša and Sabina fall deeply in love and plan to marry, but there’... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 12:15pm

“Seed” chronicles the David-and-Goliath battle now being fought to ensure the diversity of the Earth’s seed stock.The stakes couldn’t be higher. Few things are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories... Read more

The Slippers

Sunday, November 13 at 3:30pm

Cinephiles, Oz fans, and Garland groupies will delight in “The Slippers,” which traces the unbelievable history of the sparkly-red footwear sported by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” There were actually multiple sets of the ruby slippers, and the movie tells the... Read more

St. Louis Brews

Thursday, November 3 at 8:00pm

SLIFF kicks off our 25th anniversary with a beer blast: a suds-centric reception and a work-in-progress screening of “St. Louis Brews,” Bill Streeter’s celebration of all things hops-related in the Lou. Streeter — an alum of the fest whose 2011 documentary “Brick... Read more

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler

Friday, November 4 at 7:15pm

The Star of Algiers

Wednesday, November 9 at 9:15pm

“The Star of Algiers,” a sexy, smoky, jazz-filled film feast, is the latest from Algerian director Rachid Benhadj. Moussa is a musician who dreams of becoming the Michael Jackson of Algiers. Displaying equal measures of talent and energy, Moussa pursues this... Read more

Tim Timmerman, Hope of America

Sunday, November 6 at 7:00pm

Mount Vista High's student-body president Tim Timmerman (St. Louis native Eddie Perino) — class of 1994 — has aspirations of attending Yale and becoming a famous politician. Although derided and snubbed by the cool kids in school, Tim manages to beat head... Read more

To Keep the Light

Saturday, November 12 at 2:15pm

In 1876 Maine, Abbie (writer-director Erica Fae) tends the lighthouse on a remote island for her ailing husband. When a mysterious stranger washes up on shore, secrets buried in deep waters come to light, and Abbie is forced to navigate an unforgiving new world... Read more

To Sleep with Anger

Sunday, November 6 at 8:00pm

The fine new restoration of director Charles’ Burnett’s “To Sleep with Anger” concludes SLIFF’s two-part tribute to the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, which begins with an afternoon screening of “Killer of Sheep.” Burnett's... Read more

Two Worlds

Sunday, November 6 at 12:00pm

In “Two Worlds,” a sweet, inspiring family portrait, 12-year-old Laura serves as the viewers’ guide through life with her deaf parents — an existence that’s undoubtedly unusual and challenging but also surprisingly ordinary. Laura is an absolute charmer,... Read more

The Wedding Party

Friday, November 11 at 9:30pm

A recently heartbroken groomsman finds himself tasked with running his best friend’s wedding reception after a slew of wedding-day disasters create chaos. Vainly striving to prevent his unruly friends from completely ruining the reception, he’s simultaneously... Read more

Wild Prairie Rose

Sunday, November 13 at 5:30pm

In 1952, Rose Miller returns to her rural hometown of Beresford, S.D., to care for her ailing mother. Once there, she falls in love with a deaf man and must decide if she has the courage to follow her heart. “Wild Prairie Rose” explores the changing roles of women... Read more

Year by the Sea

Saturday, November 12 at 8:00pm

After 30 years as a wife and mother, empty-nester Joan Anderson (Karen Allen) retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband (Michael Cristofer) to Kansas. Intent on rediscovering herself, but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until... Read more

You Are Everything

Monday, November 7 at 9:20pm

The sexy drama “You Are Everything” — the feature debut of German director Lena Geller — uses music festivals throughout Europe as a backdrop, celebrating the transportive qualities of Goa trance and its drone-like bass-lines. When journalist Georg and his... Read more