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SHOWING 477 FILMS STARTING WITH THE LETTER: 'S'

SACRED AND THE ABSURD

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: Morocco
The last day in the life of Sadegh Hedayat, an Iranian writer in Paris, who studied existential philosophy with Jean-Paul Sartre in the 1940’s and committed suicide in 1951. Projected on three screens that resemble the walls of a room, and also the parallel narratives of Hedayat’s mind, the film recounts through imagery Hedayat’s last day and night. |Read More

SACRED FAMILY

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Sebastián Campos
  • Country: Chile
In Campos' keenly observed debut feature, architecture student Marco brings Sofia, his new and impulsive girlfriend, home to meet his parents over Easter weekend. Sofia's flirtatious, manipulative ways soon crack the veneer of Marco's bourgeois Chilean family, turning the entire household upside-down. |Read More

SADDAM'S MASS GRAVES

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 58 minutes
  • Directed By: Cory Concoff and Jano Rosebiani
  • Country: Iraq
Iraqi Kurd Rosebiani returned to Iraq with the specific goal of documenting the legacy of Saddam Hussein's regime. Interviews with survivors and with relatives of victims drive home the point that, as one official notes, while bloody dictators usually attempt to hide their crimes, Saddam enjoyed showing off his brutality. Screens with The War Is Over! |Read More

SAFE SPACES

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Schechter
  • Country: USA
A young professor faces criticism over a classroom controversy while grappling with his beloved grandmother’s serious illness. The sharp comedy explores how people face modern crises, both real and self-inflicted. |Read More
New York, Comedy, Drama, Politics

SAINT

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Dick Maas and Dick Maas
  • Country: Netherlands
An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, Saint reimagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December 5 full moon. Full of creative yuletide horror, Saint is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful "Sinterklaas" and his minions. |Read More
Horror

SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Mads Brügger
  • Country: Denmark
Subversive satirist Mads Brugger's latest is an odd-couple comedy about the pitfalls of striking out into the economic frontier; it charts two hapless Danes' scheme to sell Saint Bernards to China’s middle class. |Read More
Drama

SAINT OF 9/11

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Ishai Setton and Glenn Holsten
  • Country: USA
A loving tribute to Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge: parish priest, streetwise New Yorker, recovering alcoholic, and proud homosexual who gave his life on September 11 after administering last rites to a fallen firefighter. Saint of 9/11 traces the journey and struggles of a man whose compassion touched the world. |Read More
Documentary

SALIM BABA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Sternberg
  • Country: USA, India
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked projector that he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs is moviecart with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children. |Read More
Documentary

SALT OF THIS SEA

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Annemarie Jacir
  • Country: Palestine
Brooklyn-raised Soraya (spoken-word artist Suheir Hammad) travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather's savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Frustrated by unwieldy official policies, she sets out with friend/love interest Emad on a road trip for poetic justice into Israel—after which there is no return. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

SAMB

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzman
  • Country: Dominican Republic
Cisco has his back against the ropes. After spending 15 years in an American jail, he’s returned to the Dominican Republic yet is unable to get a job, a problem compounded by his mother’s ailing health and his younger brother’s delinquent habits. To make money, he’s resorted to illegal street fighting. But Cisco finds a possible salvation in Nichi, an Italian ex-boxer who sees dollar signs in Cisco’s gritty fighting skills. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Sports, Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)

SAME AS YOU

  • Runtime: 66 minutes
Here you’ll find stories about kids from around the world, including a couple from your own backyard. (Ages 8+) |Read More

SAME SEX AMERICA

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Henry Corra
  • Country: USA
Same Sex America personifies the ramifications of Massachusetts' decision to sanction gay marriage by following seven gay and lesbian couples through their painstaking journey to the altar, which ends dramatically at that state's constitutional convention. A defining tribute to the gay and lesbian struggle for equal rights. |Read More
Documentary

SAM'S LAKE

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrew Erin
  • Country: USA
In this debut horror feature, a young woman brings some friends to a lakeside house in an isolated area, where 40 years earlier a deranged teenager murdered his entire family. Instead of relaxation and fun, the group discovers that the murderer's legacy persists and that their own lives are threatened by the legend of Sam's Lake. |Read More
Drama, Horror, Thriller

SAMURAI

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Till Kleinert
  • Country: Germany
A sword-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke, dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress. |Read More
Horror, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker

SAND DANCER

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: New Zealand
With only a rake and a stick the Sand Dancer draws people from all over the world to watch him create his masterpieces. Nobody knows what time he will be there -- they sometimes have to wait for weeks before he emerges -- but when he does it's always worth the wait. |Read More
Female Director(s)

SANDY STORYLINE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 0 minutes
  • Country: USA
Using audio, photography, text and video, Sandy Storyline is an ever-growing documentary narrative as community members and volunteers offer their accounts of the storm and the efforts to recover and rebuild local neighborhoods. The project forges a new type of media in time of crisis, one that is participatory, interactive and designed for community empowerment. |Read More
Transmedia

SANTA GOES SOUTH

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Directed By: Peter Wallach
  • Country: USA
In a desolate castle in the South Pole lurks Santastein, keeper of an industrial shop of horrors. Animation and live-action producer Peter Wallach brings this demented and sexually-repressed Santa to life using both humor and horror. |Read More
Animation

SARS, A LOVE STORY

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Directed By: Mathieu Borysevicz and Ishai Setton
  • Country: USA, China
An American travels to China to meet his wife's extended family for the first time, but the couple soon find themselves caught up in the SARS panic that is sweeping through the country. Attempts to make the best of the situation by turning their trip into the honeymoon they never had are met with delirium and boredom in this dual examination of love in dire circumstances and an international media desperate for a spectacle. In English and Mandarin. |Read More
Documentary