A look at the new documentary Food Inc. and the trend toward the political in food films. (New York Times)Wine critic Robert Parker faces charges of defamation in France. (BusinessWeek)A new ad campaign tries to reinvent the image of Spam. (AP)
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SLIFF celebrates its sweet sixteenth with a two-week party.
From Q&As to film debuts, your guide to the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
p.m. Monday, July 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Grass-roots politician Jeff Smith hits the silver screen
Week of July 12, 2006
Who knew Shakespeare was so good at rehabilitation?
Columbia's True/False Film Festival tops itself. Again.
Our critics chew on the film trends of '05
Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia)
The St. Louis International Film Festival enters its second thought-provoking week
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Week of May 4, 2005
The True/False Film Festival is the cream of the documentary crop
The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase puts local talents on the big screen
Meet world-renowned documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus at Webster University (and see eight of their classic films)
Week of March 24, 2004
An upstart film festival in Tiger Town is generating big buzz
An obscure funding source keeps local documentary filmmakers afloat
Week of February 5, 2003
A new documentary remembers a time when St. Louis was hip
Week of April 10, 2002
Week of January 2, 2002
The 10th annual St. Louis International Film Festival arrives this week, and with it a plethora of films and a revived energy
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
Webster University's latest offering of short films makes for long discussions
Director/agent provocateur Nick Broomfield turns out documentaries of amazing clarity and insight