Show-Me Cinema

Co-sponsored by Missouri Division of Tourism and Missouri Film Office

Films with strong Missouri connections, many of which were shot in the St. Louis area or the state.

Directed by Dan Mirvish

This engaging 1970s-era dark-comedy thriller about the Watergate conspiracy poses an intriguing question:…

Directed by Nate Myers

One fateful Saturday, Zelzah (Adrienne Rose White) receives an unexpected call from her ex, Sazerac (Chris…

Directed by Josh Guffey

After a rookie cop is killed in a drug bust gone wrong, his veteran partner (Chris Halverson) is put on…

Directed by Eric Bricker

During these locked-down pandemic times, we all can appreciate an ode to the open road, and “Alumination”…

Directed by Andrew & Jon Erwin

“American Underdog,” SLIFF's Centerpiece Event, tells the…

This seminar will address issues related to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and…

Directed by Rex Miller & Sam Pollard

“Citizen Ashe” is the story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe. Known to most by his stellar…

The festival interviews multiple SLIFF alum Ryan Eslinger, who was born and…

The fest talks with Sam Zvibleman about his ever-ascending career as an…

Directed by Paula Rhodes

We all hold some responsibility for our nation’s ever-increasing lack of polite, respectful discourse. For…

A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri…
Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu

How does a father find purpose in pain? In 2014, Michael Brown Sr.’s son was killed by White police…

Directed by Timothy Breitbach

"The Final 19" tells the harrowing true story of Sgt. Dan Hefel, one of the final 19 prisoners of war to…

Directed by William T. Horner & Stacey Woelfel

A moving biopic of Pedro Zamora, “Keep the Cameras Rolling”  — co-directed by Mizzou professors William T…

Directed by Alana Marie

Kinloch is a town on life support, with fewer than 200 citizens still residing in the area, a budget…

Directed by Cody Stokes

“Magic in the Mountains” tells the remarkable underdog story of how Squaw Valley, a little-known ski area…

Directed by Paul Michael Angell

“Medicine Man” recounts the incredible life story of Stan Brock, a British-born Amazonian cowboy turned U.…

Nina Gilden Seavey was 12 years old on May 4, 1970, the day the Air Force…

Directed by Nathan Sutton

In “New Year” — directed by former St. Louisan Nathan Sutton — unhappily married couple Benjamin and…

Directed by Tim Reischauer

A decorated Navy SEAL and a loving husband and father, Bradley battles the demons of PTSD and addiction,…

Directed by Robert Greene

In “Procession,” six men from Kansas City, Mo. — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of…

A selection of standout documentaries, some experimental in form, from the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
A sampling of the best narrative and experimental shorts from the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Directed by Damien D. Smith

“Target: St. Louis Vol. 1” serves as a valuable history lesson with sadly continuing relevance. The film…

Directed by Debbie Lum

“Try Harder!” offers an engaging portrait of five young adults as they navigate a quintessential rite of…