November 18, 2007
SLIFF Day 11
This is the last day of our acquaintance...
Yes the St. Louis International Film Festival comes to a close today after record crowds, great hype and minimal scheduling messiness. The volunteers, venue employees and staff ahve all done a great job at keeping things going and should be given a hug!
But I digress. See a film!
AVIVA MY LOVE
An Israeli film about the inner struggle of a woman who must decide on whether or not to stay with her family or give in to a new interest love interest. Things get even more murky when and her own ambitions to be published get in the way. 1pm and 3:30pm, Plaza Frontenac.
A WALK INTO THE SEA
If you missed this bio doc about the life of Danny Williams, Andy Warhol's lover, then you have a chance to see it one more time. 12:30pm, Plaza Frontenac
BEAUTY IN TROUBLE
A romantic triangle set in modern Prague. The film features great cinematography and terrific acting. One of the hidden gems of the festival.
3:45pm, Plaza Frontenac
DROWNING BY NUMBERS
So what if Peter Greenaway cancelled. This is a terrific flick. For some reason this one is difficult to see in actual theatres so please make an effort to catch it and see why Greenaway is such an innovative director. 2:30pm, SLAM
Fans of Asian cinema should love the latest from Andrew Lau. When a detective and assassin fall for the same woman things get messy.
THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTEFLY
An odds favorite to win the festival this year. From NPR to local critics, this film Julian Schnabel has a huge buzz propelling it into tonight's screening. The film will now be shown at the Tivoli at 6:45pm.
Now you the mighty reader can get a chance to see one of my favorite films from this year's festival. The powers that be at SLIFF have added an extra screening of "Getting Home." For weird reasons the print had an ordeal getting here so now we can see it on film rather than video. "Getting Home" is wonderful and potent film laced with comedy, emotion and melancholy. Everything a film should be. 8pm, Plaza Frontenac.