SBIFF Film Recommendations During Quarantine

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Dear Cinephiles, “I don’t know what it is.,” explains Nyles to Sarah. “It could be death. It might be a dream. I may be imagining you. You might be imagining me. This could be purgatory or a glitch in the simulation we’re both in, I don’t know. So, I decided a while...

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Enough Said

Enough Said

Dear Cinephiles, There are many reasons to encourage you to see and revisit “Enough Said” (2013) today. Number one on my list is the trajectory of one of America’s greatest writer/directors Nicole Holofcener. She has done five films – which seen together show her...

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Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Dear Cinephiles, “If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream nobody sees but you.” Those words are uttered by Scrap in...

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Being There

Being There

Dear Cinephiles, “Doesn’t a country need to have someone in charge who can see it through these periods of crisis, a leader capable of guiding us through the bad seasons as well as the good?," TV host Gary Burns asks the main character Chance Gardiner in the...

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Hud

Hud

Dear Cinephiles, “Why this whole country is run on epidemics. Where’re you been? Epidemics of big business, price-fixin’, crooked TV shows, income tax finaglin’, souped-up expense accounts. How many honest men you know? You take the sinners away from the saints you’re...

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The Music Man

The Music Man

Dear Cinephiles, “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering,” says Harold Hill in the gloriously heartfelt musical “The Music Man.” I chose...

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Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

Aloha SBIFF Family! Get ready to crash-land on Earth with experiment #626 in this week's Family Fun Film "Lilo & Stitch". Take a look at our activity guide (link below) and watch Stitch wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands and become the mischievous adopted "alien...

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The Natural

The Natural

Dear Cinephiles, “Let’s play ball.” says Roy Hobbs. Watching Robert Redford going around the bases after he’s smashed the stadium lights with a game-winning homerun gives me goosebumps every time. I have grown to love Barry Levinson’s “The Natural.” I was too young...

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Eve’s Bayou

Eve’s Bayou

Dear Cinephiles, “Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain,” the narrator of “Eve’s Bayou” tells the viewer at the beginning of this exemplary film. Of course, she is speaking about the story that is about to unfold – yet...

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