St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 10-19, 2020 VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are now working elsewhere.
Because of the Covid-19 health crisis, the Showcase will be presented virtually in 2020. This short video provides more information on CSL’s decision to move its 2020 festivals and events online. CSL is partnering with Eventive, which also handles our ticketing, to present the Virtual Festival.
Individual tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with valid and current photo IDs. (There will be a credit-card/handling fee of $1.50 for all tickets.) To obtain a student discount code, contact Brian Spath (email@example.com) and provide an image of a currently valid student ID.
Two forms of passes are available:
- Five-Film Passes are $35, $30 for CSL members. (There will be a credit-card/handling fee of $2.83 for the $35 pass and of $2.56 for the $30 member pass.)
- All-Access Passes are $75, $60 for CSL members. (There will be a credit-card/handling fee of $4.89 for the $75 pass and of $4.11 for the $60 member pass.)
2020 | 71 minutes | Joseph Puleo
This documentary explores the deep historic roots of the Hill, St. Louis’ iconic Italian neighborhood. Italians who immigrated to St. Louis in search of the American Dream built a “Little Italy” in the city’s heart that still flourishes to this day. Similar neighborhoods in other urban areas have long ago lost their specifically Italian character, making the Hill the last of a dying breed. This is the first feature by Showcase alum Joseph Puleo, whose short “Top Son” won Best Comedy at the 2016 event.