Sliff 2010: Stroke (2000) with Director Rob Nilsson

Director Rob Nilsson made Stroke, an intriguing, character-driven story in 2000. Stroke is a curious blending and blurring of the documentary and the fictional narrative, featuring Ron Perlam among the various actors that appear in this collaborative experiment. For those familiar with the work of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Night On Earth, Coffee And Cigarettes), this film should be a welcome experience.

Rob Nilsson has been making truly independent films since Northern Lights, his first film from 1978, which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes. Nilsson’s 1987 film Heat And Sunlight also earned him the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. I encourage you to take this rare opportunity to attend the screening of Stroke with director Rob Nilsson, and be sure to see his new film Imbued, which is also playing the Saint Louis International Film Festival.

Rob Nilsson Seminar

Saturday, November 13th at 10:30 am

in the Sverdrup building,
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Cinema St. Louis Announces Lineup for 19th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (Nov. 11-21, 2010)

The stars are getting ready to shine at the 19th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) next month - November 11th throught the 21st. Sliff will screen nearly 340 films: 200 shorts, 90 features and 48 documentaries. This year’s festival features a record 162 programs, with 44 countries represented. The fest will host more than 100 filmmakers and related guests.

The festival opens with the St. Louis premiere of Casino Jack, directed by native son George Hickenlooper, a former Cinema St. Louis Award winner. Featuring a buzz-generating performance by two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, the film chronicles the rise and fall of disgraced super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Other prominent films featured in the festival include:

Blue Valentine

The Black Swan

The Illusionist

Rabbit Hole

Another Year

The Debt

Made In Dagenham

127 Hours

Winter’S Bone

The fest schedule and a complete list of films (with descriptions) is now available at the Cinema St. Louis Web site (www.
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