When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through July 21 2019
The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase is the best place to see features and shorts created by locals. This year's festival takes place on two consecutive weekends (Friday through Sunday, July 12 to 21) at Brown Hall on Washington University's campus (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards; www.cinemastlouis.org). Highlights on the opening weekend include the 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, showing of Lou Baczewski's documentary Path of the Past, which is about his namesake grandfather's WWII experience in a Sherman tank. Louis "Louch" Baczewski survived all five campaigns in the European Theater, from Normandy and into the heart of Germany and eventually back home to Pocahontas, Illinois. The always popular Comedy Shorts program screens at 6:30 p.m. Saturday as well, and includes Gary Lobstein's "Catlove," which won this year's Cat Clips film competition. Tickets for all programs are $10 to $13.