WELCOME BACK TO SLIFF
We’ve missed you, and Cinema St. Louis is delighted to offer in-person screenings — at last! — during the 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), held Nov. 4-21, 2021.
Because the effects of the pandemic continue, this year’s fest will be a hybrid — with a significant number of virtual screenings also available — but in-person screenings will be held on all three screens of the Tivoli Theatre from Nov. 4-14 and Nov. 18-21. For more information on SLIFF's return to the Tivoli, click here.
Other in-person screenings will take place at Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium (on the weekends of Nov. 5-6, 12-14, and 19-21) and Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium (on the evenings of Nov. 5-14).
In addition, the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library Auditorium will serve as the in-person venue for six Golden Anniversaries screenings of films from 1971. Those screenings will be held on the afternoons of Nov. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21.
Finally, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will partner with SLIFF on two in-person screenings on the evenings of Nov. 4 and 11.
For those who prefer to view from home, many (though not all) of the films that receive in-person screenings will be available virtually through our partner Eventive from Nov. 4-21. SLIFF will also feature a substantial number of films, shorts programs, and livestreams that can only be accessed virtually.
To protect the safety and health of patrons, SLIFF will require masks and proof of vaccination at in-person screenings. No concessions will be available at any of the venues, including the Tivoli, to ensure audience members remain masked throughout films. Full information on the festival’s Covid-19 policies appear below.
We understand that not everyone will be happy with the policies that we’ve adopted, but our staff and board believe that the protection of our audience members and volunteers is paramount. Despite the requirements, we hope that you’ll appreciate again having the opportunity to enjoy the festival in person and to view films as they should be seen: on a big screen and with a rapt, engaged, and appreciative audience.
Welcome back. Enjoy the show.