The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will be held Nov. 13-23. SLIFF will screen 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. This year's festival has 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries represented. The fest will host more than 125 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Doug Pray (Contemporary Cinema Award), Katie Mustard (Women in Film Award), and Timothy J. Sexton (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award).
The festival will open on Thursday, Nov. 13, with the premiere of "The Makings of You," a St. Louis- set and -shot drama by Matt Amato. Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials, returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. The film stars Jay R. Ferguson (of "Mad Men") and Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie (both of "Twin Peaks"). Ferguson and Zabriskie attend the fest.
Asian Focus at SLIFF
Amka and the Three Golden Rules, Mongolia, 2014, 86 min., Mongolian
Show Times: Sat, Nov 22 at 12:00pm,Washington U./Brown FREE
I'm Ten, Then I'll Catch Eleven, Boku wa mosugu juissai ni naru, Japan, 2014, 75 min., Japanese
Show Times: Sat, Nov 15 at 2:15pmPlaza Frontenac Cinema, Sun, Nov 16 at 12:15pm, Plaza Frontenac Cinema
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Yume to kyoki no ohkokuJapan, 2013, 118 min., Japanese
Show Times: Tue, Nov 18 at 7:30pm, Webster U./Moore
New World Sin-se-gae, South Korea, 2013, 134 min., Korean & Chinese
Show Times: Fri, Nov 21 at 9:30pmTivoli Theatre
Revenge of the Green Dragons, U. S., 2014, 94 min.
Show Times: Fri, Nov 21 at 7:20pmTivoli Theatre
Trap Street水印街 (Shuiyin jie), Sponsored by St. Louis Chinese American News 聖路易時報China, 2013, 93 min, Chinese
Show Times: Fri, Nov 14 at 6:15pmPlaza Frontenac Cinema, Sat, Nov 15 at 9:30pm, Plaza Frontenac Cinema