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Andrei Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice

Tarkovsky's haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation. Made as he was dying of cancer, THE SACRIFICE is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.

Release Year: 1986  Running Time: 145 mins  Color: Color 

Sadie Thompson

Gloria Swanson stars as a prostitute caught on a tropical isle with a platoon of Marines and a fanatical minister played by Lionel Barrymore.

Release Year: 1928  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: B&W 

Saint Clara

A Russian immigrant teenager's clairvoyant powers create mayhem among the students at Golda Meir Junior High in this jumpy, highly energetic, off-kilter Israel where first love and the apocalypse seem interconnected.

Release Year: 1996  Running Time: 85 mins  Color: Color 

Sally Of The Sawdust

W. C. Fields stars as a lovable con man who becomes the unlikely guardian of an orphaned circus waif (Carol Dempster).

Release Year: 1925  Running Time: 113 mins  Color: B&W 

The Salt of Life

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

Salt of This Sea

Annemarie Jacir's politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya, a Brooklyn-born woman who travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather's savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Her status as a dispossessed exile and encounter with contemporary politics provides a rare glimpse in to the Middle East of today.

Release Year: 2008  Running Time: 109 mins  Color: Color 

Sand Storm

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across her eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university—a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the family. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also tries to contain Layla’s situation by clamping down on her. But Layla sees a different life for herself...

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 87 mins  Color: Color  

La Sapienza

In director Eugène Green's elegant and poignant La Sapienza, architect Alexandre (Fabrizio Rongione) and social scientist Alienor (Christelle Prot Landman) retreat to Stresa, Italy, intent on climbing out of the emotional malaise that has trapped their marriage.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 100 mins  Color: Color 

Scarlet Street

When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the rain slicked gutters of Greenwich Village, he plunges headlong into a whirlpool of lust, larceny, and revenge. SCARLET STREET is Fritz Lang's 1945 remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 LA CHIENNE.

Release Year: 1945  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: B&W 

Scum

A landmark expose of Britain's violent reform schools, Alan Clarke's SCUM is a controversial shock to the system. Originally made for TV in 1977, the BBC withheld the program from release, due to its intense depictions of suicide, rape and racism. Refusing to be censored, Clarke reshot the film as a theatrical feature in 1979, making his attack on the borstal system even more scathing, and it is the latter, more vitriolic version that is available from Kino Lorber.

Release Year: 1979  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

Sea Sorrow

“Sea Sorrow” marks Vanessa Redgrave’s debut as a film director and is a very personal, dynamic meditation on the current global refugee crisis through the eyes and voices of campaigners and children mixing past and present, documentary and drama in its reflection on the importance of human rights.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 74 mins  Color: Color 

The Seduction of Mimi

A blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s, THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI takes aim at a corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the Neanderthal sexual politics of men in power, with uproarious results.

Release Year: 1972  Running Time: 112 mins  Color: Color 

Seeds Of Time

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler's journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 77 mins  Color: Color 

SEMBENE!

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the father of African cinema, against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year battle to give Africans a voice.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 86 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

September Storm 3-D

The long-lost 1960 3-D and Cinemascope feature September Storm is back, fully restored by the 3-D Film Archive!  New DCP now available!

This drama of treasure hunters exploring the Mediterranean Sea was the last 3-D picture filmed in the 1950s, and the first to be released in 3-D CinemaScope. Hoping to impress New York model Joanne Dru, sailor Asher Dann borrows his boss’s boat; con men Mark Stevens and Robert Strauss convince the couple to search for a fortune in sunken gold coins. Director Byron Haskin is best known for the 1953 classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; the script is by noir legend W. R. Burnett (THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, HIGH SIERRA). The first feature to include color underwater 3-D footage, SEPTEMBER STORM was long considered lost until the original negative elements were located for this digital restoration. - American Cinematheque

Release Year: 1960  Running Time: 99 mins  Color: Color 

Serial Killer 1

Specializing in police procedurals, writer/director Frederic Tellier marks his feature debut with a story about one of the trickiest criminal cases in recent French history, and the first case to incorporate DNA evidence.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 119 mins  Color: Color 

Seven Beauties

COMING SOON IN A NEW 2K RESTORATION!  Nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer.

Release Year: 1975  Running Time: 116 mins  Color: Color 

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

One of the landmarks of 1960's world cinema in a new transfer that restores Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors in all the extravagant color, vivid tragedy, and lucid anthropological detail that stunned audiences when it first premiered.

Release Year: 1964  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

The Sheik

Rudolph Valentino’s most famous role. Agnes Ayres stars as Lady Diana Mayo, a headstrong Western woman who infiltrates the private party of the handsome Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino).

Release Year: 1921  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: B&W 

Short Cut to Nirvana

Release Year: 2004  Running Time: 85 mins  Color: Color 

The Short Films of the Quay Brothers

Release Year: 1979  Color: Color and B&W 

Siberian Lady Macbeth

In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

Release Year: 1962  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: B&W 

Siddharth

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: Color 

Sidewalk Stories

A young artist living in New York City tries to make a living sketching passers-by on the street. He survives on his meager means and has found refuge in an abandoned building. One night, on the corner of a back alley, he finds a little girl whose father has just been murdered. While struggling to take care of her, he meets a young rich woman who immediately falls in love with this awkward couple.

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: B&W 

Silent Souls

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: Color 

Siren of the Tropics

Available only as a fragment for decades, Baker's first film debut establishes the rags to riches fairy tale from which her subsequent films would be cut - this time set in a conspicuously Parisian Antilles. Among the crew was a very young Luis Bunuel.

Release Year: 1927  Running Time: 86 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Sister

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. A by Ursula Meier.

Release Year: 2012  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: Color 

Slack Bay

The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family—among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi—have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing. 

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 122 mins  Color: Color 

Slaughter Hotel

From Fernando DiLeo, Klaus Kinski stars as a doctor whose mostly female patients are being brutally dispatched by a psychopath.

Release Year: 1971  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

The Socalled Movie

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Josh Dolgin of 18 short films which display his electrifying craft and sense of history. Combining Yiddish songs with funk, rap and everything in between, his tunes are densely layered tapestries of dizzying complexity. He collaborates with legendary trombonist Fred Wesley (a key member of James Brown's bands), klezmer hero David Krakauer, and re-discovers pianist Irving Fields.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 88 mins  Color: Color 

Something Ventured

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 85 mins  Color: Color 

The Son of Joseph

The American-born expatriate filmmaker Eugène Green exists in his own special artistic orbit. His latest movie, The Son of Joseph, is perhaps his most buoyant. A nativity story reboot that gently skewers French cultural pretensions, it features newcomer Victor Ezenfis as a discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with Mathieu Amalric and Fabrizio Rongione as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and Natacha Régnier as his single mother.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 115 mins  Color: Color  

Son of Man

"Extraordinary and powerful" (Roger Ebert). In the state of Judea in southern Africa, violence, poverty and sectarianism are endemic. As civil war reaches new heights, a divine child is born to a lowly couple. The critically acclaimed SON OF MAN is a powerful retelling of the life of Christ set in contemporary South Africa.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 91 mins  Color: Color 

The Son of the Sheik

Rudolph Valentino portrays a cultured yet untamed young man who is lured into a thieve’s trap by a beautiful dancer, Yasmin (Vilma Banky). 

Release Year: 1926  Running Time: 68 mins  Color: B&W 

Songs from the North

SONGS FROM THE NORTH is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: Color 

Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is set in the often starkly beautiful Badlands of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; most of the key players are young Lakota Native Americans.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Sons of Ben

Sons of Ben: The Movie tells the story of a Major League Soccer supporters club’s quest to bring an MLS team to their city, and how that journey changed the group’s members as well as the face of a struggling community.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 73 mins  Color: Color 

Sophie Scholl-The Final Days

Release Year: 2005  Running Time: 117 mins  Color: Color 

The Sound of Insects

In a remote forest, a hunter discovers a mummified corpse and a diary, detailing the man's thoughts as he commits suicide through self-imposed starvation. Based on an incredible true story, THE SOUND OF INSECTS is a stunning investigation into the man's enigmatic self-destructive motivations.

Release Year: 2008  Running Time: 88 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

A Space Program

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: Color 

Speaking Parts

Release Year: 1989  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

Spies (2K Digital Restoration)

Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Kleine-Rogge stars as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne.

Release Year: 1928  Running Time: 150 mins  Color: B&W 

Spies (Restored Authorized Edition)

Previously seen in the U.S. in a severely truncated form, Fritz Lang's elaborate superspy thriller is at last restored to its proper length. This newly restored edition of Spies is composed of the best surviving 35mm film elements, assembled from archives throughout the world. It is more than 50 minutes longer than any version previously released on video.

Release Year: 1928  Running Time: 143 mins  Color: B&W 

Spiritual Revolution

This documentary chronicles the evolution of eastern spirituality in America from its popularization in the counterculture of the 1960s to its widespread infusion into every aspect of our contemporary society. Discusses its role in our new understandings of social inequities, western faith practices, cutting-edge medicine and science, and more.

Release Year: 2008  Running Time: 124 mins  Color: Color 

A State of Mind

A STATE OF MIND follows two North Korean schoolgirls and their families in the lead up to the "Mass Games" — the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth — and in the process reveals more of North Korea than ever before.

Release Year: 2004  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Stay

Story charts the course of a relationship between a young woman (Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black) and a disgraced middle-aged professor (Aidan Quinn). The couple's relationship is upended by an unexpected pregnancy, which forces both characters to confront

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 99 mins  Color: Color 

Steak (R)evolution

A global pursuit (with layovers in Japan, Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, the U.S. and other countries) for the best steak in the world, STEAK (R)EVOLUTION features exclusive conversations with chefs, farmers, butchers, steakhouse owners, journalists and experts about the many variables that affect the quality of our meat.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 114 mins  Color: Color 

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton's career, STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is a large-scale follow-up to The General, substituting a Mississippi paddlewheel for the locomotive, and replacing the spectacle of the Civil War with a catastrophic hurricane. Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king, coincidentally, the father of Willie's sweetheart (Marion Byron).  New restoration from Lobster Films coming soon to DCP!

Release Year: 1928  Running Time: 70 mins  Color: B&W 

Strand: Under The Dark Cloth (plus Manhatta)

Beautifully crafted, thoroughly researched and illustrated with some of the photographer's most famous images, this documentary sheds light on noteworthy photographer Paul Strand.

Release Year: 1990  Running Time: 81 mins  Color: Color 

Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

Release Year: 2008  Running Time: 126 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

A Strange Course of Events

Shaul is a melancholic dreamer, with a tendency to run whenever things go wrong. He returns to Haifa one day for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in 5 years. But getting along with an airy-fairy mother in-law with a penchant for New Age, a daughter on the verge of adolescence, and a father who's been converted to yoga is not easy. After a fateful slip, Shaul will find his place as a son, a father, and more.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 100 mins  Color: Color 

Street of Crocodiles

Release Year: 1986  Running Time: 21 mins  Color: Color 

Strike

The first feature film by the director of Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s STRIKE is a visual tour-de-force that employs dynamic editing and experimental camerawork to dramatize the saga of a bitterly-fought factory strike in 1903.

Release Year: 1925  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: B&W 

The Stud

Film and television icon, Joan Collins (TV’s Dynasty, The Bitch) is back and she's fierier than ever as Fontaine, the bored wife of a rich businessman and the owner of London's hottest club, The Hobo.

Release Year: 1978  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

Summer Night

NEW DCP COMING SOON! Mariangela Melato (Swept Away) stars as Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon interested in ecological preservation. She is fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy's rich beauty, and as part of a crazy retaliation scheme she hires a former CIA agent to abduct the number one violator, Giuseppe 'Beppe' Catania. Catania is taken to her villa on a private island where he insists that as a man, he cannot go without sex. She relents and hires two prostitutes to pleasure him. Blindfolded and chained, Beppe realizes that the third woman is none other than the woman who kidnapped him and agrees to pay the $100 million but only with a twist.

Release Year: 1986  Running Time: 98 mins  Color: Color 

A Summer Story

A country girl (Imogen Stubbs) has a brief, life-shattering encounter when she falls for a young lawyer (James Wilby), whom she helps during his recovery from a twisted ankle. A story of young love, adapted from John Galsworthy's The Apple Tree.

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 79 mins  Color: Color 

The Sun

The final portrait in a series on the lives of dictators by Alexander Sokurov, THE SUN is a re-imagining of Emperor Hirohito's final days in power during the waning days of WWII. Hirohito wanders through his palace in a child-like state of denial. But reality soon intrudes as American soldiers overrun his manicured gardens and visions of Hiroshima invade his dreams. No longer a God among men, Hirohito is forced accept the terms of the occupation and, even more dramatically, the renunciation of his divinity.

Release Year: 2005  Running Time: 110 mins  Color: Color 

Sushi: The Global Catch

Blue Fin Tuna is a valuable commodity that faces potential extinction due to the explosion in the popularity of sushi worldwide. Once a Japanese delicacy, today the consumption of sushi represents a four billion dollar industry. Is the current sushi trade sustainable? What can be done to ensure that the prized Blue Fin Tuna exists for future generations to come? This timely documentary poses important questions that all sushi lovers should give thought to before placing their next order of sushi.

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: Color 

Sweet Bean

A lonely baker has his life (and business) reinvigorated when he hires an elderly woman with an uncanny culinary skill and a mysterious communion with nature, in this graceful, quietly moving drama from Japan's Naomi Kawase.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 113 mins  Color: Color 

Sweet Love, Bitter

Release Year: 1966  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: B&W 

Swept Away

NEW 2K RESTORATION!  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to survive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued. They must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.

Release Year: 1974  Running Time: 115 mins  Color: Color 

Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance

Unable to afford proper care for his dying sister, Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun - Lady Vengeance) is urged by his girlfriend (Bae Doo-na - The Host) urges Ryu to kidnap his boss's daughter. Ryu agrees, but unforseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge.

Release Year: 2002  Running Time: 129 mins  Color: Color 

Syrian Bride

Shot on location in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, The Syrian Bride is a powerful film about physical, mental and emotional borders and the courage it takes to cross them.

Release Year: 2004  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: Color 

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