Cinema St. Louis Announces Lineup for 19th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (Nov. 11-21, 2010)
The stars are getting ready to shine at the 19th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) next month – November 11th throught the 21st. SLIFF will screen nearly 340 films: 200 shorts, 90 features and 48 documentaries. This year’s festival features a record 162 programs, with 44 countries represented. The fest will host more than 100 filmmakers and related guests.
The festival opens with the St. Louis premiere of CASINO JACK, directed by native son George Hickenlooper, a former Cinema St. Louis Award winner. Featuring a buzz-generating performance by two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, the film chronicles the rise and fall of disgraced super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Other prominent films featured in the festival include:
The fest schedule and a complete list of films (with descriptions) is now available at the Cinema St. Louis Web site (www.cinemastlouis.org).
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Stacy Keach (star of “Fat City,” “The Long Riders,” “Imbued,” “Mike Hammer”). Sun, Nov 14th at 1:00 PM – Lindenwood U./Young Hall Auditorium AND Sun, Nov 14th at 4:30 PM – Lindenwood U./Young Hall Auditorium
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Rob Nilsson (director of “Imbued,” “Stroke,” “Northern Lights,” “Heat and Sunlight”). Sat, Nov 13th at 10:30 AM – Webster U./Sverdrup Room 123
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy: Harry Shearer (director of “The Big Uneasy” and star of “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons”). Fri., Nov. 12 at 9:30pm – Hi Pointe
- Contemporary Cinema Award: Stanley Nelson (director of “Freedom Riders,” “Wounded Knee”).
- Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award: Jenna Fischer (star of “A Little Help,” “The Office,” “Walk Hard”).
SLIFF’s primary venues are the following theaters:
- Hi-Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland Ave.
- Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd.
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Plaza Frontenac, Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road
- Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 East Lockwood Ave.
- Washington University, Brown Hall Auditorium, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards