Youth

Directed by Jonas Carpignano

The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday…

Directed by Hamy Ramezan

At the outset of “Any Day Now,” 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family are living in a refugee…

Directed by Libby Spears

“The Art of Rebellion” follows blunt, sarcastic, but ultimately lovable Lydia Emily — an LA-based street…

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Written and directed by multiple Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast” — winner of the People’…

Directed by Judith Ehrlich

As the war in Vietnam raged, one of the largest and most successful youth-led resistance movements in…

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Ann Hu

How far would a mother go to change her child’s fate? When Lan (Zhu Zhu, “Cloud Atlas”) learns that her 9-…

An exploration of the challenges and experiences of real people living with a disability.
A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri…
Children are the future, and their present experiences captured in these shorts demonstrate what that future…
Directed by Adam Sjoberg & Seanne Winslow

“The Falconer” thrillingly recounts a larger-than-life adventure, but at its core the film tells an…

Directed by Wang Lina

With lush imagery and touching naturalistic performances, “A First Farewell” finds poetry in the minutiae…

Directed by Lisa Donato

“Gossamer Folds,” which beautifully demonstrates that hatred is a learned experience and that we can…

Directed by Tommy Haines

In Minnesota’s unforgiving North Country, a tradition of grit has been forged in the mines and on the ice…

Directed by William T. Horner & Stacey Woelfel

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

Stories from around the globe, including the Netherlands, Romania, and China, both demonstrate our common…
SLIFF's third dramatic program grapples with topics such as prison, capitalism, and the patriarchy.
Directed by Mano Khalil

In a Syrian border village in the early ’80s, as little Sero attends school for the first time, a new…

Directed by Justin Blake Crum

In “Papaw Land,” a coming-of-age drama set in rural Arkansas, 17-year-old Matthew is slipping into a cycle…

Directed by Jacques Audiard

In “Paris, 13th District” — which debuted at Cannes — three girls and a boy become friends, sometimes…

Directed by Céline Sciamma

In “Petite Maman,” Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to her critically lauded “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” 8-…

Directed by Jianhua Yang

A film of quiet beauty and honor, “Promise Through Lifetime” celebrates the heroic efforts of the teachers…

Directed by Gilda Sheppard

“Since I Been Down” follows a group of prisoners as they break free from their fate and create a model of…

Directed by Debbie Lum

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

Directed by Monte Hellman

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Leon Lee

Based on true events, “Unsilenced” follows Wang, a Chinese…

Directed by Brad Lichtenstein

“When Claude Got Shot” follows the multi-year struggles of Claude Motley, a non-traditional-age Black law…

Directed by Nisan Dag

Fehmi, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper from a rough neighborhood of Istanbul, is addicted to bonzai, a cheap…

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

The first in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing trilogy of films set in the northern Iranian village…

Directed by Rossana Díaz Costa

Julius — an upper-class child in 1950s Lima, Peru — lives in a mansion with his aristocratic family and a…

Directed by Christi Cooper

An intelligent combination of civics lessons and environmentalism, Christi Cooper’s “Youth v. Gov” tells…

Directed by Thomas Verrette

“Zero Gravity” follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, Calif., who compete in a…