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  • Short Film Showcase (NR)

    Eleven recent short films by Asian Americans: San Wei Chan's The War Between the Red and the Black and A Great Way, Alena Tam's Junior, Jeff Mao's Rest in Peace, Sharon Jue's My Mother Thought She Was Audrey Hepburn, Jun A. Falkenstein's Do Not Disturb, Christopher Lee's Waking Place, Edrolfo Sumaoang's Paper Children, Pushpa Tulachan and Kevin Kolpin's Paper Captain, Tony Chan's To Crack an Egg, and Sukwan Yuan Myers's Paper House. more...
  • Short films (NR)

    Two 16-millimeter shorts by Chris Mann, plus film loops by Bogdan Sipic. more...
  • Shoulder Arms (NR)

    Charlie Chaplin is a bumbling World War I foot soldier in this silent short from 1918. more...
  • Show People (NR)

    A silent King Vidor comedy (1928) about a naive young actress (Marion Davies) who makes it in Hollywood. more...
  • Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (NR)

    This Australian documentary recounts the bizarre story of Raymond Huffman and Peter Haskett, alcoholic roommates in San Francisco whose high-decibel arguments in the late 80s were surreptitiously recorded by the young rockers next door, began circulating on cassette tapes, and became an international cult sensation. more...
  • The Sicilian Girl (NR)

    Movies like Marco Turco's Excellent Cadavers (2005) and Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah (2008) have examined Italian organized crime with such intelligence and complexity that this drama by Marco Amenta has a hard time clearing the bar. more...
  • The Silence of the Flies
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    The Silence of the Flies (NR)

    At the beginning of this Venezuelan documentary (2013), an onscreen title announces that reported instances of suicide in remote Andean communities have risen steadily over the past two decades; what follows is not a journalistic account but rather a poetic meditation on the social repercussions of the crisis. more...
  • The Silence (NR)

    Nicely paced but rotely characterized, this 2010 German mystery opens with a preteen girl being tackled in a wheat field, raped, and strangled to death by a long-haired weirdo (Ulrich Thomsen); the murder, which takes place in 1986, is never solved, and 23 years later an identical one is committed in the same field, traumatizing not only the mother of the first girl but a retired police detective who still agonizes over the case and an accomplice of the original killer. more...
  • Silent Souls (NR)

    Part road movie, part ethnography, this compact drama by Russian filmmaker Aleksei Fedorchenko (First on the Moon) depicts a modern descendant of the Merja people (a Finno-Ugric tribe whose culture can be traced back to the sixth century) as he helps transport the corpse of a friend's wife in order to fulfill an ancient death ritual. more...
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