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St. Louis International Film Fest Announces Winners of St. Louis Film Critics’ Joe Pollack Awards
Screenings of winning documentary and narrative features will happen on November 18th.
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.