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SLIFF: a love letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 4:00 PM


a love letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle
Directed by Hettie Barnhill
U.S. | 2021 | Narrative
62 minutes | English

This thought-provoking experimental feature about Black lives covers topics such as white fragility, diversity, inclusion, anti-Blackness, anti-queerness, and racial fear, forcing viewers to step outside of their own experience and into bodies that continue to be brutalized, objectified, and minimized within America.

We're All Pretty Broken
Directed by Prince Lyons
U.S. | 2022 | Narrative
45 minutes | English

An energetic dance film that eloquently follows the activity of three complex high-school students and a devoted teacher in Saturday detention. The diverse collective includes rebel Roxie, queer outcast Zane, and troublemaker Jordan, The film unpacks the complexities of being a high-school student, the paramount commitment of being a teacher, and the impact of our educational system's sometimes harmful pressures on our youth. This film also features the music and performances of the critically acclaimed St. Louis rapper Mvstermind. This powerful and moving feature is the debut film of director Prince Lyons, who also wrote, choreographed, and co-stars as Jordan.


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31st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), running November 3-13. All SLIFF screenings at Washington University are FREE and Open to the public.
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