As in years past, the 23rd annual St. Louis International Film Festival(SLIFF), which starts this Thursday, November 13 and continues through Sunday, November 23, once again will feature a number of music-related films, including one of particular interest to jazz fans.
Waltz for Monica is a 2013 drama about the life of singer Monica Zetterlund, whose work in the 1960s helped popularize jazz in Scandinavia. It will be shown at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 15 and again at 4:15 p.m. next Wednesday, November 19 at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.
After the jump, you can find ticketing info and a list of all the other music-related films in this year's SLIFF...
SLIFF's other music-related offerings this year will include (in chronological order of first screenings):
Mistaken for Strangers
Documentary about rock band The National
7:00 p.m., Friday, November 14 at KDHX, 3425 Washington Ave.
Documentary about the rock band Girl Trouble.
3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 15 at KDHX
The Winding Stream
Documentary about country music's Carter and Cash families, including the Original Carter Family, the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, June Carter and Johnny Cash, and "the efforts of present-day family members to keep the legacy alive."
5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 15 at KDHX
We Don't Wanna Make You Dance
Documentary following members of aspiring funk band Miller, Miller, Miller & Sloan from their teenage years in 1983 NYC through adulthood 25 years later.
1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16 at KDHX
Bob Reuter's Last Tape
Documentary about the late St. Louis musician, photographer and radio host, accompanied by a concert by Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost
7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 16 at KDHX
Nas: Time is Illmatic
Documentary about hip-hop performer Nas (son of jazz trumpeter Olu Dara).
FREE screening at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 17 at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar
An Israeli comedy about a group of friends who enter a song in "the wildly popular UniverSong competition." 2:10 p.m., Friday, November 21 & 9:15 p.m., Sunday, November 23 at Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
Documentary about the British rock band, its lead singer Jarvis Cocker, and their hometown, "the industrially cratered landscape of Sheffield."
8:00 p.m., Friday, November 21 at KDHX
"A provocative documentary/narrative hybrid" about John Lennon of the Beatles.
4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22 at KDHX
A Hard Day’s Night
A 50th anniversary screening of the Beatles' musical comedy presented with a multi-course meal prepared by chef Liz Schuster of Tenacious Eats and drinks from Cocktails are Go. (Tickets are NOT available for the film only.)
6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22 at the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive Blvd.
Tribute to Roberta Collins
The history of exploitation filmmaker Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, explored via the life of actress Roberta Collins by Screen Syndicate, an offshoot of Southern Illinois-based Americana band Stace England and the Salt Kings. Shown as part of a double bill with Caged Heat, which co-starred Collins.
8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22 at KDHX
Jingle Bell Rocks
"A loving look at Christmas songs that seldom crack the charts but burrow into the hearts and minds of people looking for an alternative to the holiday standards."
3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 23 at KDHX
A documentary about Nigerian singer, saxophonist, bandleader and political activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, directed by Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney.
6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23 at KDHX
Most individual tickets are $12 each, $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with current, valid ID. Some special programs will have a fixed $15 ticket price, including opening night.
Advance tickets for screenings at the Tivoli and Plaza Frontenac are available at their respective box offices from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m,. Monday-Friday and 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; or online at http://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/. Advance tickets for films shown at KDHX and Webster University are available through Brown Paper Tickets.