After an intensive, immersive 10-day festival, it can be a shock to go cold turkey when the main event comes to an end. To help folks make the transition to life outside of movie theaters, the SBIFF holds its annual Third Weekend, offering select, popular, award-winning films that are screened at the Riviera on a free, first-come, first-served basis. Here are this year’s selections:
Secret Ingredient, a dark comedy about a son who resorts to procuring illegal pain meds for his ailing dad. Winner of the Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award for Best International Feature Film. Screens Friday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Skid Row Marathon, a documentary about a Los Angeles criminal court judge who starts a running group and begins training Skid Row residents to run marathons. Winner of the Audience Choice Award. Screens Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm.
The Last Suit, about an octogenarian Jewish tailor living in Buenos Aires who heads to Poland to find the man who helped him survive Auschwitz. Winner of the Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema, Sunday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
See sbiff.org for a complete schedule of offerings at the Riviera Theatre.