Sunday, November 16 at 7:30pm

"Bob Reuter's Last Tape" presents a vivid and intimate portrait of the the late Bob Reuter, an iconic local artist, offering an homage to a gifted and much-missed St. Louisan. Director Josh Rolens discusses the film, and the evening is capped by a performance by members of Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost.

With live performance by Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost   Special-event ticket price of $15 for film and concert

SLIFF inaugurates a new venue in 2014 with the addition of St. Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship. All of the events at SLU are free and feature documentaries that focus on interfaith issues and human rights. Two films -- “Elegy to Connie” and “120 Days” --... more

Nov. 14-21, SLU, Free

Cinema St. Louis annually presents the Children’s Film Showcase, which features an array of family features. Every program in the event is free and open to the public, and children and adults are equally entertained. This year’s selections are “Amka and the Three Golden Rules... more

Nov. 21-23, Wash. U./Brown   Free
120 min. (approx.)
Sunday, November 23 at 3:00pm

A project of filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and his documentary "Through A Lens Darkly”, the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) gathers African-American family-photo collections from throughout the nation and maps images from the African Diaspora across time, place,... more

Co-presented by Nine Network RSVP here

SLIFF is offering its five programs of documentary shorts at the Tivoli as free screenings. The programs play at 5 p.m. on the fest’s weekdays. In addition, “Doc Shorts: Human Rights” is offered for free twice -- during the Human Rights Spotlight at Washington U. on Nov. 15 and at St. Louis U. on Nov. 20.

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Nov. 17-21, Tivoli Free

There are several films at SLIFF that feature live music either during a screening, preceding or following a film. 

Bob Reuter’s Last Tape with Concert by Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost

Tribute to Alice Guy-Blaché with an... more

SLIFF offers free daytime screenings for children and teens from participating St. Louis-area schools. This year’s selections – both classic and contemporary, with several accompanied by the filmmakers – include “The Amazing Catfish,” “American Cheerleader,” “Anina,” “Beginning with the End,” “Belle and Sebastian,” “Boxcar Children,” “Grand... more

Nov. 17-21, various locations. Free. Busing sponsored by Middle Fund.
Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm

In partnership with the Henry Hampton Collection at Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis inaugurates a new series of screenings featuring minority documentarians. The program launches at SLIFF with a program featuring Thomas Allen Harris with his documentary “... more

Co-presented by Henry Hampton Collection at Washington University Libraries’ Film and Media Archive

SLIFF annually offers a free weekend of documentaries focused on human-rights issues in the U.S. and the world. The nine programs all feature accompanying directors/subjects and/or post-film discussions with experts. This year’s programs are “... more

Nov. 14-16, Wash. U./Brown, Free
180 min. (approx.)
Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm

Documentarian Doug Pray conducts a master class on proven techniques for obtaining great interviews. The class covers all aspects of the art of performing interviews for documentary films, including preparing interview questions and their wording; understanding the psychological dynamics of the director-subject relationship; maximizing dramatic... more

With documentarian Doug Pray   Co-presented by Webster University Film Series