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  • Sandcastle

    Hushed and often haunting, this debut feature by Boo Junfeng begins as a routine family portrait but quietly develops into a story of genuine historical sweep. more...
  • Sandra
  • Sandra

    The past weighs heavily on the present in this 1965 family saga by Luchino Visconti, though for much of the running time that weight is more felt than understood. more...
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  • Sankofa

    The exciting thing about Haile Gerima's lush, wide-screen folkloric feature about black slavery is its poetic conviction, backed up by a great deal of filmmaking savvy. more...
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  • Sans Soleil

    Chris Marker's 1982 masterpiece is one of the key nonfiction films of our time—a personal philosophical essay that concentrates mainly on contemporary Tokyo but also includes footage shot in Iceland, Guinea-Bissau, and San Francisco (where the filmmaker tracks down all the locations from Hitchcock's Vertigo). more...
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  • Santa Mesa

    A 12-year-old Filipino-American boy (Jacob Kiron Shalov), orphaned when his mother dies in a car accident, is sent to Manila to become the ward of his poor, no-nonsense grandmother. more...
  • Santouri: The Music Man

    Veteran Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui, a central figure in that country's film new wave, cowrote and directed this raw, agonizing study of a talented musician's descent into heroin addiction and personal ruin, including the abandonment of his wife. more...
  • La Sapienza
  • La Sapienza

    The fifth feature by writer-director Eugene Green, an American expatriate who's lived in France since the 1970s, is a characteristically eccentric comedy about urban planning and spiritual longing. more...
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  • Saraband

    By now Ingmar Bergman has concocted many a postscript to his illustrious career. more...
  • Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

    Radically witty comedian Sarah Silverman—who's been lurking around the edges of TV and movies since she debuted on Saturday Night Live in 1993—gets her big coming-out party with this video of her stage show, shot at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. more...
  • The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies
  • The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies

    The adult films made by Joe Sarno from the late 50s through the 80s are much prized by skinflick fans for their arty direction, their Bergman-inspired psychological drama, and their emphasis, highly unusual at the time, on female pleasure and sexual awakening, with close attention to actresses' breathing, moaning, and facial expressions instead of their crotches. more...