Crime

Cody Stokes

Shot in St. Louis by former St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase award-winner Cody Stokes, “The Ghost Who Walks” is a breathlessly paced ride through the…

Faith Akin

Acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (“Head-On,” “The Edge of Heaven,” “In the Fade”) offers a pitch-black horror film — based on a true story — set in…

Judy Naidoo

Set in the Indian community of 1980 South Africa’s Sugarhill District, “Kings of Mulberry Street” recounts the charming, often hilarious…

Heath Davis

In “Locusts,” a dark thriller set in Australia’s Outback, estranged tech entrepreneur Ryan Black returns to his desert hometown — the ironically…

Claudio Giovannesi

In “Piranhas,” a gang of teenage boys stalks the streets of Naples armed with handguns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses’ bidding. Based on the…

Lisa Rhoden Boyd

In “The Voice Within,” inmates at the women’s prison in Vandalia, Mo., participate in a two-week Prison Performing Arts (PPA) workshop and take an…

Bruce Dellis

In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling (Amanda Melby) is not exactly “living the dream.” A doughnut-shop employee with anger issues, she…

Buster Keaton

St. Louis’ Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra — a longtime fest favorite — returns to SLIFF with original scores and live accompaniment…

Melina León

Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil, Melina León’s heart-wrenching first feature recounts what occurs after a newborn…

Ben Scholle

In July 2002, Johnny Johnson was arrested and charged with the abduction and murder of 6-year-old Cassandra Williamson in Valley Park, Mo., and…

Marco Bellocchio

“The Traitor” — directed by legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (“Fists in the Pocket,” “The Wedding Director”) — tells the true story of…

Brian Rose

In November 2006, student Jesse Ross traveled to Chicago to participate in an academic conference. While attending a meeting, he rose from his…

Corneliu Porumboiu

In this wry, twisty noir thriller by Corneliu Porumboiu (“12:08 East of Bucharest,” “Police, Adjective”) — which debuted at Cannes — corrupt…

Yi'nan Diao

Fleeing from the law and seeking redemption, gangster Zenong Zhou (Ge Hu) crosses paths with innocent-looking Aiai Liu (Lun-Mei Kwei), a girl with…

Olmo Omerzu

Complete with a canine sidekick, a fantastic escape scene, and the cringeworthy sexual frustrations of teenage boys, “Winter Flies” is a…