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Filmmaking workshops with schools and community-based organizations throughout Seattle.
September 20, 2014USA | 1998 | 360 minutes | Joel Coen
The Big Lebowski goes under the analytical knife with a six-hour audience-fueled examination of what makes this film extraordinary. Join guest facilitator and film critic Jim Emerson as we work together scene-by-scene and often shot-by-shot through the symbolism, homage, and genius of the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece.
October 25, 2014USA | 2006 | 360 minutes | Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men is well known as a contemporary intersection between emotional investment and technical precision. With guest facilitator and Seattle University film faculty member Georg Koszulinski leading this six hour session, the audience will work scene-by-scene through the film to unlock the creative choices that make the film a masterpiece.
Cinema Dissection affords film lovers an exciting opportunity to dig deeper into the films that they love. Over six hours, an expert facilitator will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through a great film.
Now PlayingUSA | 2014 | 120 Minutes | Laura Poitras
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras received encrypted e-mails from someone identified only as "citizen four" who claimed to have information about covert surveillance programs run by US government agencies. This informant became one of the most divisive figures in modern political history: Edward Snowden.
November 4, 2014Brazil | 2002 | Film: 130 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
In 2002 City of God provided a hyper-stylized view into the favela culture of Rio de Janeiro. The kinetic film still packs an emotional punch but the violence in the favelas became topical again as Brazil controversially attempted to 'clean up' it's slums for the World Cup. Seattle University Professor Gary Perry will join us for a post-screening discussion, focusing on not just the aftermath of Brazil's decision but also how any city can begin to effectively turn around the violence within a community in a more positive way.
December 12 - 14, 2014Italy | 1980 | 91 Minutes | Ferdinando Baldi
The film that sparked the 1980s 3D revival returns in a newly restored version. This bonkers spaghetti western is pure lowbrow fun, and lives up to its name (even the exclamation point) through a relentless barrage of punching fists, flaming arrows, flying bats, bouncing bosoms, and a truly unforgettable diaper changing–all in 3D!
November 16, 2014
Crash Cinema is a bi-monthly filmmaking challenge. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Cinema.
Crash Student is based on the Crash Cinema filmmaking challenge fine tuned for high school and college students. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF and NFFTY's Crash Student.
December 8110 minutes |
The First Draft screenplay series offers local screenwriters the opportunity to stage readings of their work using professional actors in front of a live audience, followed by feedback from industry insiders and audience members, alike. The script for Monday, December 8 will be Double Blind written by Trina Harris with expert post-reading feedback from Warren Etheredge.