This special program hosted by Novikoff Award recipient Serge Bromberg presents earliy examples of 3-D motion pictures as well as some contemporary gems with gifted raconteur Bromberg himself providing a delightful piano accompaniment.
With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most profound level.
Oliver Stone’s rocket-paced examination of the war in 1980s El Salvador is a collision of drug-fueled journalism, visceral carnage and leftist politics, held together by a truly daring performance from James Woods. Every bit as relevant today as it was in 1986, Salvador screens as part of SFIFF54's Founder's Directing Award program, An Evening with Oliver Stone.
For most people affected by the recent housing market crash, the impact was financial. Super nice real estate agent Richard Scarry has an additional burden: the paranormal. This startlingly funny debut feature takes many of the tropes of haunted house films and employs them to exciting, witty, and original ends.
This psychological drama and coming-of-age story explores the friendship and rivalry between two teenage girls competing for a spot on the local equestrian vaulting team. Manipulating each other with physical challenges and budding sexuality, they find themselves locked in an escalating battle for control that only one of them can win.
The rites and rituals of the Merja people, an ethnic minority from the Volga region of Russia, form the backbone of this lyrical, sensual and dreamlike film about love and loss. After his beloved wife dies, Miron calls on his best friend, photographer (and the film’s narrator) Aist, to help him with his final goodbye.
On the heels of the mesmeric Bluebeard comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a truly precocious heroine, we follow a once-cursed six-year-old princess as she awakens a century later at the ripe old age of 16.
Silicon Valley, Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems—they might never have been if not for the enterprising inventors and financiers who joined forces to create a new approach to business called “venture capitalism.” This intriguing, often funny documentary uses inisghtful interviews and vintage footage to examine the stories and conflicts behind these now familiar names.
The sound-and-image anarchists behind the 2001 cult short Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers concoct a delightful comic cocktail mixing modern urban symphony, police procedural and love story. The up-tempo feature debut boasts the most complex and wacky musical numbers since Caro and Jeunet’s Delicatessen.
Martin and Mister are two of the few remaining survivors of a global apocalypse caused by rampaging (and ravenous) vampire zombies. Pursued by crazed cultists and marauding monsters, they try to make their way to a rumored encampment of remaining humans in this visually gritty dystopian tale where human beings are even worse than the beasts running amok.