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.

As an adjunct to Master Class: Microbudget Filmmaking with  Blake Eckard and…

A supplement to Master Class: Behind the Camera with Rachel Reichman, this…

As an adjunct to Master Class: Editing with Karen Pearlman, SLIFF offers a…

Anne de Mare explores the process of making a documentary film, focusing on…

Former St. Louisan Beau Willimon — a Cinema St. Louis Award honoree in 2012…

When she encountered the work of Antonioni and Bergman, Rachel Reichman was…

Ken Kwapis, who grew up in Belleville, Ill., and attended Saint Louis…

People often say that good editing is invisible, but if that is the case,…

In this class on microbudget filmmaking, Blake Eckard will share the hard…

Directed by Joseph Puleo

“America’s Last Little Italy” explores the deep historic roots of the Hill, St. Louis’ iconic Italian…

Directed by Jim Finn

For four years in the 1860s, half of the United States was held hostage by an unrecognized white-…

Directed by Matthew Rice

This ambitious documentary by St. Louis-based filmmaker Matthew Rice analyzes how an ex-slave became one…

Directed by Bryan Dematteis

SLIFF is pleased to present a work-in-progress screening of a documentary on the Black Artists' Group (BAG…

Directed by Emma Rappold

Change is never easy, even when the results are positive, and that’s never more true than when a young…

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the…

A trio of nonfiction shorts examining hard-won triumphs and continuing challenges in the LGBTQ community…

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the…

Directed by Zoë Kennison

In a story inspired by a real-life experience, 22-year-old college student Ivan (Zoë Kennison) is informed…

Directed by Mark Bosco & Elizabeth Coffman

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress/Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, “Flannery” is a lyrical,…

Directed by Adam Knapp & Kenneth Linn

“God Save the Wings” offers a rousing, highly entertaining look at the brief history of Wichita’s MISL…

Directed by Sabrina Bouarour

Sabrina Bouarour's “Lights of Baltimore” tells the story of the war of images surrounding Baltimore in the…

Directed by Eric Schultz

Ethan Kochar (former St. Louisan Sathya Sridharan) is a reclusive young neuroscientist whose brilliance is…

A second helping of hilarious shorts.

A selection of some of the best narrative shorts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Short films that prove a picture is worth a thousand words.

Directed by Alex Bayer, Jonathan Mann & Mary Anne Rothberg

In “The Oratorio,” filmmaker Martin Scorsese helps tell the story of an 1826 performance that forever…

Directed by Rachel Reichman & Deborah Shaffer

At 88 years old, Audrey Flack — feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher — holds a unique…

This program of family films will appeal to kids ages 8 to 13.

Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford

“Test Pattern,” the gripping and powerful first feature by Shatara Michelle Ford, chronicles a young Black…

Directed by Sharon Liese

Filmed over five years in Kansas City, “Transhood” follows four transgender kids — beginning at ages 4, 7…

Directed by Nate Townsend

In June 2014, Ryan Candice, a high-achieving student at the University of Missouri, took his life days…

Directed by Alex Winter

Far from a typical music doc, “Zappa” is a multifaceted narrative that brings a complex artist to vibrant…