"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.
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
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,” “Belle and Sebastian,” “The Boxcar Children,” “Patema Inverted,” “... 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
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
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
Documentarian Mary Dore conducts a master class that explores women in the film industry. The class covers early pioneers such as Mary Pickford, Mae West, and Dorothy Arzner; the impact of the 1960s feminist movement on women filmmakers such as Liane Brandon and Claudia Weill; the formation of women's film collectives such as New Day Films; and... more