Interfaith Competition

Sponsored by The Steward Family Foundation

A juried competition spotlighting 10 feature films – five narratives and five documentaries – distinguished by their artistic merit, contribution to the understanding of the human condition, and recognition of ethical, social, and spiritual values.

An American Tragedy

Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm

In 1989, 17-year-old Kelli Hall was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in St. Charles by Jeffrey Ferguson and an accomplice. Ferguson was eventually caught and convicted, receiving a death sentence; he was executed nearly 25 years after the crime, in 2014. During the... Read more

Day One

Saturday, November 3 at 7:00pm

“Day One” follows a group of teens from war zones in the Middle East and Africa as they are resettled in St. Louis and enrolled at Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a unique school in the St. Louis Public Schools system for refugees only. Traumatized on their... Read more

Dede

Friday, November 2 at 2:15pm
Monday, November 5 at 2:05pm

Based on true events that took place at the outset of Georgia’s civil war, “Dede” takes place in the high-mountain community of Svaneti, where the people live far removed from the modern world. A purely patriarchal society that revolves around forced marriages,... Read more

Eternal Winter

Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 9:15pm

Based on a true story, “Eternal Winter” chronicles what occurs during Christmas 1944, when Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village. Transported to a Soviet labor camp, they are forced to work in the... Read more

Intelligent Lives

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm

“Intelligent Lives” corrects the misconceptions that many hold about people with intellectual disabilities — a population that is perhaps the most systematically segregated in America. Intellectual disability often means a life sentence of isolation, but the three... Read more

Memoir of War

Friday, November 2 at 12:00pm
Sunday, November 4 at 12:00pm

In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir,” the famed author of “The Lover,” “India Song,” and “Hiroshima Mon Amour” recounts an emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a... Read more

No Date, No Signature

Saturday, November 3 at 2:10pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 2:10pm

When forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman hits a motorbike with his car, he injures the motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. Although he offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, the father refuses his help and money. The next morning, in the hospital where he works, Dr... Read more

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury

Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm

“Parallel Love” relates the unusual story of the band Luxury. The group’s four original members — including two brothers — all attended a small Christian college in Toccao, Ga., in the early ’90s, when the band was formed. Despite Luxury’s edgy, outré song lyrics... Read more

The Providers

Sunday, November 11 at 6:30pm

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, "The Providers" follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the... Read more

Un Traductor

Monday, November 5 at 6:35pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 9:05pm

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian-literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the U.S.S.R. for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world... Read more