PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - In conjunction with the St. Louis Film Critics organization, Cinema St. Louis inaugurated juried competitions for documentary and narrative features at this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival (http://cinemastlouis.org/
St. Louis International Film Festival 2012
Christian Petzold’s “Barbara” was named Best Narrative Feature, and the jury gave a special citation to actress Rachel Mwanza for her performance in “War Witch.” Fredrik Stanton’s “Uprising”
The jury statements will be read at SLIFF’s Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony at 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd. SLIFF’s other juried awards and audience-choice winners will be announced at the event, which is free and open to the public.
“Barbara” is scheduled to screen at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road. Because it was named Best Narrative Feature winner, the film will receive an additional screening at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at Plaza Frontenac.
To avoid overlapping screenings of “Uprising,”
Tickets for the screenings of “Barbara” and “We Are Wisconsin” are $12 general, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. The screening of “Uprising”
The winners and special-citation honorees were picked by two juries – each composed of four St. Louis film critics and headed by critics working nationally. The jury heads were Charles Taylor (documentary)
The narrative jury was Zacharek; Mark Glass, KDHX-FM; Rob Levy, KDHX-FM and NeedCoffee.com;
The eight films competing in the narrative category were “Barbara,”
The fest schedule, ticket information, and a complete list of films (with descriptions)
For more information, the public should visit www.cinemastlouis.org or call 314-289-4150.