The St. Louis International Film Festival is underway and includes several films for children and teens.
Included with the film festival is the Cinema for Students program, which offers free film screenings for St. Louis-area students in grades 1 through 12. The films are offered Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16, at a variety of locations, including the Missouri History Museum, Plaza Frontenac, the Sheldon and COCA. Films touch on topics including Nazi concentration camps, high school drama programs, immigration, poetry, coming-of-age stories and others. For a complete lineup of Cinema for Students films, visit the program's website.
Also, families can attend "I Am Eleven," screened at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Plaza Frontenac Cinema. The film, which is most appropriate for children in grades 5 to 7, focuses on 11-year-olds from 15 countries. The 'tweens discuss their concerns and obsessions and their thoughts on love, war, global warming, music, terrorism, culture, family, happiness, religion and the future. The film is directed by Genevieve Bailey.
The annual St. Louis International Film Festival is in its 21st year. The festival promotes the art of cinema and expands the variety and availability of cinema experiences in St. Louis. This year the festival is held from Nov. 8 to 18. For more information on festival, including a screening schedule and tickets, visit the festival website.