SBIFF Film Recommendations During Quarantine

Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7

Dear Cinephiles, “There’s always something wrong with you” says Cleo’s lover. “It’s your imagination. People’s minds are crammed full of cancer and heart trouble. My disease is phone calls and appointments.” Agnès Varda’s “Cléo from 5 to 7” (1961) is a film that ought...

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Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

Hello SBIFF Family! "Oh this is the night, it's a beautiful night, and we call it Bella Notte" Join Lady and the Tramp under the stars as they (em)bark on their journey of love and family. Lady is a cocker spaniel that grows up in a loving home while Tramp is a mutt...

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La La Land

La La Land

Dear Cinephiles, “Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache; here’s to the mess we make.” There’s an interconnection of career aspirations, fate, and love blended in with the sleight-of-hand quality of cinema in the...

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Uncorked

Uncorked

Dear Cinephiles, “My whole life I’ve been told what my future was gonna look like. I just wanna find my own thing.” Those words are spoken by Elijah – a young African American in Memphis who dreams of being a Master Sommelier - in “Uncorked” (2020). It’s an unassuming...

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Best in Show

Best in Show

Dear Cinephiles, “God Loves A Terrier!” Six weeks ago, I was rescued by a Frenchie terrier mix named Sophia. It’s one of the most wonderful things that has happened to me in 2020. Now I have someone to look after me, and make sure I don’t get too anxious. With that in...

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The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

Dear Cinephiles, “I’m contemptuous of something inside of you you either can’t help, or make no attempt to; your so-called ‘strength,' your prejudice against weakness, your blank intolerance. You’ll never be a first-class human being or a first-class woman, until...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Dear Cinephiles, Richard Schultz: “Sir, there are people who will see this as the Justice Department restraining free speech, and there were people who see these men as martyrs.” One of the best movies of 2020 hands down is Aaron Sorkin’s head-spinningly timely and...

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8 ½

8 ½

Dear Cinephiles, “I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest film. No lies whatsoever. I thought I had something so simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves.” “8...

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Ahoy There SBIFF Family! “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings!” – Peter Pan Prepare to take flight with this week's Family Film Fun, “Peter Pan.” Venture with Peter and Wendy as they fly away to Neverland and immerse yourself in all things...

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