SBIFF Film Recommendations During Quarantine

Training Day

Training Day

Dear Cinephiles, “To Protect The Sheep You Gotta Catch The Wolf, And It Takes A Wolf To Catch A Wolf.” That motto used by corrupt policeman Alonzo Harris summarizes his situation in the ferocious crime thriller “Training Day” (2001) which - seen under the new...

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Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques

Dear Cinephiles, “It’s been insane since the beginning. Actually, it’s a kid’s game. You took off of your word problems with leaking taps, and tanks that fill up and empty, and you planned a murder from it. In real life this kind of thing does not exist. Taps that you...

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Coraline

Coraline

Dear SBIFF Fam, Everything is not what it seems in this week’s Family Film Fun, “Coraline.” Follow Coraline into her alternate world that lies just beyond a secret door in her new home. This world is not the dream come true it appears to be, and Coraline must use all...

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Point Break

Point Break

Dear Cinephiles, “It was never about money for us it was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something to those dead souls inching along the freeways in their metal coffins. We show them that the human spirit is still...

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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

Dear Cinephiles, “Yes, I use foundation. I live with a man. I’m just an old queer. That’s right! But I know who I am now. It’s taken me 20 years to come to this, Laurent.” Those lines are spoken by Renato – the father of Laurent – in the outrageous and warmhearted “La...

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Car Wash

Car Wash

Dear Cinephiles, “I don’t know man. I know I’m not crazy, but every day I have to come here and watch this clown show, man. Sometimes, I just can’t take it. “ There are a couple of moments in the irresistible comedy “Car Wash” (1975) that are so piercingly good and...

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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Dear Cinephiles, Tutor: “What does it feel like when you’re dancing?” Billy: “Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going... then I like, forget everything. And... sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body....

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Witness

Witness

Dear Cinephiles, Eli Lapp: “This gun of the hand is for the taking of human life. We believe it is wrong to take a life. That is only for God. Many times wars have come and people have said to us: you must fight, you must kill, it is the only way to preserve the good....

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Dear Cinephiles, “One day, in a week, a month, a year, on that day when God willing, we all return to our homes again, you’re going to feel very proud of what you have achieved here in the face of great adversity,” says Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson in the...

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