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Sliff/Kids – Children’s Film Festival Begins Tonight in St. Louis

Sliff/Kids opens tonight! I’m planning on attending tonight’s show and tomorrow night’s as well. This should be a great, Free, event and hopefully will turn into an annual fest.

Did we mention everything is free!!!

Cinema St. Louis introduces Sliff/Kids, the First Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by Pnc Arts Alive. With a half-dozen presenting partners, Csl will offer film programs, camps, and a workshop as part of Sliff/Kids, which is held from July 26-Aug. 4, 2013. A total of 14 film programs will be screened on the fest’s two weekends (July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4) at Webster University, the St. Louis Public Library, the Missouri History Museum, Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the Wildey Theatre. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, filmmaking camps on live action and animation will be held at the St. Louis Public Library’s
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Sliff/Kids Kicks Off Friday Night with Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and Live Music

There’s nothing better than silent films accompanied by live music and I’d go as far as saying there’s nothing better than silent films accompanied by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. I’ve seen them do this several times, and it’s alwways a stunning good time at the movies. You’ll have the opportunity this weekend, and it’s Free, with the kick-off of Cinema St. Louis’ first annual Sliff/Kids, the St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival, presented by Pnc Arts Alive.

Buster Keaton in One Week

Friday night’s opening program is a trio of silent film shorts starring silent film legends – Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy (The Chaplin film will not be accompanied by live music but will play with its original Chaplin-composed score)

The event starts at 7pm.

The venue is Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium: Webster Hall,
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It's Time to Meet the Muppets, Again

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It's Time to Meet the Muppets, Again
"Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody" debuted on the Muppets' newly inaugurated YouTube channel just three weeks ago. But nearly ten million views later, it already feels like a signpost that we'll look back on fondly -- a goofy capper to a rotten decade, a bridge to whatever lies ahead, and perhaps a future time capsule, a reminder of what it felt like to be alive at this strange time. It's a pop culture upper in a league with two classic bubblegum chart-toppers that heralded the shift from '60s darkness to '70s hedonism: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" and the Captain & Tennille's cover of "Love Will Keep Us Together."

There's no world-shattering depth to those songs, just a straightforward reassurance that even though times are tough, as long as we're capable of having fun, things aren't quite as bad as they seem. "Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody" and the
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