Thu, Nov 13 at 6:00pm

Acclaimed commercial and music video-director Matt Amato returns to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. A poignant story of self-discovery, love, and loss, “The Makings of You” tells the story of Judy (Sheryl Lee) and Wallis (Jay R. Ferguson),... more

Special-event ticket price of $15 for reception and film. With director Matt Amato and actors Jay R. Ferguson and Grace Zabriskie

Sat, Nov 22 at 6:00pm

In partnership with Tenacious Eats, SLIFF celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic “A Hard Day’s Night.” In Richard Lester’s highly innovative comedy, the young Beatles -- already the world's most famous rock ’n’ roll band -- travel from their hometown of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. As the film unfolds, local... more

With multi-course meal by Tenacious Eats. Special-event ticket price of $65 for film and meal. Co-presented by Tenacious Eats.

Nov. 13-23, multiple venues

Films made in St. Louis and Missouri or by current and former St. Louisans are an annual highlight of SLIFF. This year’s lineup of Show-Me Cinema is especially strong, featuring two dozen programs and including the premieres of three St. Louis-shot features: “The Makings of You,” “Four Color Eulogy,” and “Marshall the Miracle Dog.” For a... more

Regular ticket price of $12/$10 per show, with select free programs and special-event ticket prices of $15

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 “American Arab,” “Doc Shorts:... more

Nov. 14-16, Wash. U./Brown, Free

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

Because of the events in Ferguson this summer and the continuing protests that Michael Brown’s death has prompted, SLIFF is offering a large number of programs organized under the title Race in America: The Black Experience. To maximize accessibility and promote dialogue,... more

Nov. 14-23, multiple locations. Regular ticket price of $12/$10 per show, with select free programs

The festival always devotes a significant amount of attention to the contributions of women to film, but because of the generosity of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, SLIFF is adding several pieces of special programming this year. Among the... more

Nov. 14-23, multiple location. Regular ticket price of $12/$10 per show, with select free programs

Fri, Nov 14 at 12:00pm

As a thank-you to our senior attendees, SLIFF offers a free noon screening of “The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer’s Together” at Plaza Frontenac. A related short accompanies the film, and both directors participate in a post-film Q&A. SLIFF also features two other aging-related noon screenings at Plaza Frontenac: “Advanced Style... more


Fri, Nov 14 at 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 14 at 9:00pm

SLIFF pays tribute to the career of one of St. Louis’ unjustly forgotten heroes, actor and director King Baggot, who is considered the first movie star. The program features both the 1913 epic “Ivanhoe,” with Baggot in the title role, and the William S. Hart silent Western “Tumbleweeds” (1925), which Baggot directed. Tom Stockman, editor of the... more

With double bill of silents “Ivanhoe” and “Tumbleweeds” and live musical accompaniment. Special-event ticket price of $15 for double bill.

Sat, Nov 15 at 10:00am

Documentarian Mary Dore conducts a master class that explores the role of women in the film industry. The program covers early pioneers, the impact of the 1960s feminist movement on women filmmakers, the formation of women's film collectives, and the current... more

With documentarian Mary Dore. Co-presented by Webster University Film Series.