Archival Films

This year’s finest restored masterpieces, previously unseen work from iconic filmmakers, and unique film-music hybrid events.

Among our selection, we have two films from Ida Lupino; the domestic melodrama The Bigamist and the thriller The Hitch-Hiker. Join the staff of a scrappy Boston alt-weekly with Between the Lines, and zip along with Billy Wilder and James Cagney in the madcap 1961 satire One, Two, Three. Toy with espionage thriller conventions with Fritz Lang's Spies and camera technique with Mikhail Kalatozov's I Am Cuba. And check out our remixed, redone scores for Fantastic Planet and 1925's The Phantom of the Opera.

As the Earth Turns

USA | 2018 | 46 minutes | Richard Lyford

This rediscovered 1938 Seattle-shot silent film tells of an apocalyptic future war that could devastate the planet.

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Between the Lines

USA | 1977 | 101 minutes | Joan Micklin Silver

An easygoing, exuberant dramedy from 1977 about a Boston-based underground newspaper battles a takeover by commercial forces.

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DJ NicFit presents Fantastic Planet

France | 1973 | 72 minutes | Rene Laloux

The animated classic is presented by Seattle's own DJ NicFit, who parallels the film's themes with those of The Flaming Lips.

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Mexico | 1946 | 99 minutes | Emilio Fernandez

Two of Mexico’s biggest stars, María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz, clash in this epic 1946 romance.

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France | 1994 | 111 minutes | Gerard Corbiau

Castrati paid a high price for their wealth and fame. The greatest of them all is the subject of this opulent biopic.

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I Am Cuba

Cuba | 1964 | 141 minutes | Mikhail Kalatozov

A newly restored pro-revolutionary Soviet cult classic about four Cubans suffering under Batista's dictatorship.

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One, Two, Three

USA | 1961 | 110 minutes | Billy Wilder

James Cagney stars as a Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin in Billy Wilder’s uproarious Cold War satire.

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Germany | 1928 | 150 minutes | Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang's silent thriller about the romance between a beautiful Russian spy and a headstrong British secret agent.

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Storm in My Heart

USA | 2018 | 117 minutes | Mark Cousins

One detail set the careers of Susan Hayward and Lena Horne on very different paths. This doc examines their parallel lives.

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The Bigamist

USA | 1953 | 80 minutes | Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino directs this newly restored, incendiary potboiler about a man desperately trying to maintain his double life.

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The Hitch-Hiker

USA | 1953 | 71 minutes | Ida Lupino

Two buddies on a fishing trip are hijacked by a nomadic killer who plans to murder them after they deliver him to safety.

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The Phantom of the Opera with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars

USA | 1925 | 93 minutes | Rupert Julian

Indie band The Invincible Czars, who have provided music for SIFF screenings of Nosferatu and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, return to perform a live soundtrack to this gothic horror classic.

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