This Year’s Impressive Lineup at the St. Louis International Film Festival

 In Culture, Feature

Coming up Nov. 1-11, the annual St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) brings a lineup of exciting films, filmmakers and conversations to the city, as well as uplifting new filmmakers on the rise.

SLIFF kicks off opening night with a screening of the upcoming film “Destroyer,” a dark thriller directed by St. Louis native Karyn Kusama and starring Nicole Kidman. Kusama will be in attendance at the screening alongside screenwriter Phil Hay. Longtime Hollywood star and fellow St. Louis native John Goodman will also be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a screening of the 1998 cult favorite “The Big Lebowski,” directed by the Coen Brothers.

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Image courtesy of Krists Luhaers.

The festival also brings prolific Academy Award-nominated writer and director Jason Reitman to St. Louis, with a screening of his brand-new film “The Front Runner,” a political biopic about the 1998 U.S. presidential campaign run of Gary Hart and its undoing, starring Hugh Jackman. The festival rounds out its program with screenings of dozens of other films and events, including a variety of free events, filmmaker conversations and appearances from champions of the local filmmaking scene.

Some films with local ties include:

Screening and event tickets are on sale now; have a look through the program book here and purchase tickets.

Featured image courtesy of Jeremy Yap.

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