With my Recommendations Below
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A UNIQUE CHANCE TO WATCH CINEMATIC TREASURES…
… films which, no matter how outstanding they are, often will not find a distributor in the U.S.
here else can you get to travel to 70 countries in 10 days through 447 films (97 narrative features, 86 documentary features, and 264 shorts)?
The era of blockbusters has turned film distribution in the U.S. into a commercial venture whereby the great variety of world cinema – beyond the major film festival circuit – remains invisible to most of us.
In St. Louis, in addition to the Landmark Theaters with the Tivoli and the Plaza Frontenac, we are lucky to have the Webster Film Series…
… and Cinema St. Louis which besides smaller film festivals presents the monumental St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), now for the 24th time!
This year we get to see the latest films by such directors as the world-renowned Atom Egoyan, Jean-Luc Godard (in 3D), Peter Greenaway, Michel Hazanavicius, Todd Haynes, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Nicholas Hytner, Charlie Kaufman, Albert Maysles, Alice Rohrwacher, Paolo Sorrentino, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, Les Blank, Apichatpong, AND also newcomers like László Nemes (Cannes Grand Prize) and Yury Bykov (Ecumenical Prize, Locarno International Film Festival).
- Those I can already vouch for include Deep Web (opening night), Embrace of the Serpent, In Transit, The Fool/Durak, Sea Fog/Haemoo, Once in a Lifetime, In My Father’s House, Theeb, Three Windows and a Hanging, Dry, Eadweard, Court, Among the Believers, Hitchcock/Truffaut, The Last Mentsch, Armor of Light, Can You Dig This, Landfill Harmonic, Thao’s Library, Right Footed, Radical Grace, Something You Can Call Home, Cemetery of Splendor.
I will try to write about some of these on this site.
- Those I have not seen but look forward to catching here: Son of Saul, Anomalisa, The King and the Mockingbird, Goodbye to Language (3D), Carol, The Lady in the Van (with Maggie Smith), Youth, Love the Coopers, and the series Race in America: The Black Experience, which includes the John Lewis biopic Get in the Way.
If you have any question about any of these films,
Feel Free to Write Me
Around the film “Armor of Light”
NYTimes: ‘Would Jesus Wear a Sidearm?’