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It's Alive!: Frankenstein On Film

January 23 - 25, 2015

Explore the variety of worlds that have evolved from Mary Shelley's classic monster tale through a panel discussion with members of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, a Cinema Dissection with critic Robert Horton, encores of Danny Boyle's stage production starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and screenings of the films Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Flesh For Frankenstein, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, and Frankenweenie.

It's Alive!: Frankenstein on Film Panel

January 24, 2015

150 Minutes (approx) |

Discussion and clips with guests from Arizona State University – Jan 24

Members of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project delve into the cultural history of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." Clips and discussion topics range from the origin of the story, the changing look of the monster over the years, the first film adaptation of the tale by Thomas Edison in 1910, and questions of scientific ethics that still resonate in modern films (like SIFF 2010 favorite Splice).

History of Porn

February 4 - March 11, 2015

Designed for anyone curious about exploring this oft-misunderstood genre, this class offers an introductory survey of the pornographic film and the changing laws, technologies, social mores, and sexual cultures that inspired its historical development. 

Everyone's A Critic: How to Review a Movie

February 8 - March 15, 2015

Everyone's a critic, but how do critics know how to judge whether a film is good or bad? In this discussion-centric workshop for young film enthusiasts, participants will learn how to think about a film critically beyond just the initial visceral reaction of an audience member.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World - Teens Only Valentine's Special!

February 14

USA | 2010 | 113 Minutes | Edgar Wright

Free Candy Power-ups! SIFF FutureWave presents this special Valentine's Day screening of Edgar Wright's romantic, action-packed, star-studded, video-game-inspired classic. Special "Teens Only" screening for Ages 13-20. Proof of age may be required for admittance if you look too old! All seats only $5.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World - Teens Only Valentine's Special!

February 14

USA | 2010 | 113 Minutes | Edgar Wright

Free Candy Power-ups! SIFF FutureWave presents this special Valentine's Day screening of Edgar Wright's romantic, action-packed, star-studded, video-game-inspired classic. Special "Teens Only" screening for Ages 13-20. Proof of age may be required for admittance if you look too old! All seats only $5.

Tootsie with Warren Etheredge

April 18

USA | 1982 | 116 minutes | Sydney Pollack

Tootsie is one of the greatest comedies ever made. Dustin Hoffman's pitch-perfect performance as a female Soap Opera star was blessed with a spectacular cinematic foundation by director Sydney Pollack. Film scholar Warren Etheredge will facilitate our dissection of the comedic art as we evaluate how this brilliant screenplay came to hilarious life.

Touch of Evil with Sean Axmaker

November 15, 2014

USA | 1958 | 360 minutes | Orson Welles

Well known for its extraordinary opening, Touch of Evil is much more than just that initial tracking shot. Its rich cinematography, bold stylistic choices, and gritty story all coalesce to imagine a dark and atmospheric world of crime and corruption. Seattle film critic Sean Axmaker will facilitate this audience exploration with a six-hour dive into the pioneering mind of Orson Welles and his border town masterpiece.

Youth Juries

SIFF Education invites youth of all ages to particpate in our Films4Families and FutureWave juries during SIFF 2015.

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