Films include comedy, horror, wide-ranging documentaries, children's films and more.
St. Louis International Film Festival
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Topics include comedy, horror, wide-ranging documentaries, children's films and more.
From mainstream Hollywood films to international entries and little known documentaries, with a range featuring comedy, pathos and horror, the 21st annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival will have something for everyone during its Nov. 8-19 run. “As always, there’s a misperception about film festivals generally and the St. Louis Film Festival in particular, that somehow you have to be a film nerd to be really appreciative and get anything out of it,” said Cliff Froehlich, the festival’s executive director. “It’s almost like you have to be a member of the club to attend. That’s the part of the festival experience I always like to emphasize is not true. That in fact, film festivals – particularly film festivals like ours – …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Director Aimee Lagos, a Washington University graduate, has compressed an attack into "96 Minutes."
A horrific crime committed has inspired the film of a Washington University graduate. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in 1996 two teenage cousins from St. Louis carjacked two Washington University coeds outside a Mexican restaurant in Dogtown. The women were assaulted and left for dead. One died and the other survived. The women's assailants were convicted of murder but did not receive the death penalty. Fast forward several years and another Wash U alum, director Aimee Lagos, has turned the incident into 96 Minutes. The film received the best debut feature at last year's St. Louis International Film Festival. To read a full review of the film, click here.