SBIFF Film Recommendations During Quarantine

Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

Dear Cinephiles, “I love you, Donnie,” says a tearful Lefty Ruggiero – played by Al Pacino in “Donnie Brasco.” He’s in the hospital, and his son might die of an overdose. He’s full of conflicting emotions – his real son is dying – yet he’s never felt close to him....

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Klute

Klute

Dear Cinephiles, There’s one scene early on in the classic thriller “Klute” directed by Alan J. Pakula that has always fascinated me, and it may just be one of my favorite moments in movie history. We get a long shot of a street in New York City – and the camera...

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Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

Dear Cinephiles, “Hatred isn’t something you’re born with. It gets taught. At school they said segregation was what it said in the Bible, Genesis 9 verse 27. At nine years of age you get told enough times, you believe it - you believe the hatred. You breathe it. You...

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His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

Dear Cinephiles, Burns: “You can’t quit the newspaper business.” Hildy: “You can’t sell me that, Walter." Burns: “Who says I can’t? You’re a newspaper man." Hildy: “That’s why I’m quitting. I want to go some place where I can be a woman.” That dialogue is from the...

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Brave

Brave

Calling Clan SBIFF! Change your fate with this week's Family Fun Film, “Brave.” Follow the story of a young princess determined to make her own path in life. Wield the activity guide while watching princess Merida as she defies a custom that brings chaos to her...

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Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

Dear Cinephiles, “I don’t remember ever feeling this awake. You know what I mean? Everything looks different. You feel like that too? Like you've got something to look forward to?" Thelma says in an experience of striking realization in the groundbreaking classic...

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Greyhound

Greyhound

Dear Cinephiles, "How seaworthy are you?" This is asked several times during the absorbing and taut new WWII movie “Greyhound.” When Captain Ernest Krause – played by Tom Hanks - asks that question – he wants to know if the neighboring boat that has just been under...

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Frida

Frida

Dear Cinephiles, “I’ve been cut into and reset so many times,” says Frida. “I’m like a jigsaw puzzle. And all the operations have done more damage than the accident for all I know. Everything hurts…but I’m alright. At the end of the day we can endure much more than we...

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Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Dear Cinephiles, “Forget it! I'm stayin' right where I am. It's gonna take you and the police department and the fire department and the National Guard to get me outta here!” Those are words shouted by the defiant Norma Rae, and she follows it by scribbling the words...

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