Cinema Dissection

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.

Inspired by Roger Ebert’s annual Cinema Interruptus in Boulder, CO, attendees will participate in a scene-by-scene, and sometimes shot-by-shot, deconstruction of the featured film. While the facilitator will certainly share their thoughts, anyone in the audience may call out ‘Stop’ and either ask a question of the group or make an observation around a certain shot or moment in the film.

Each Cinema Dissection program is expected be six hours in length with two 15-minute intermissions. The film will not be screened in its entirety so participants are encouraged to view the featured film in advance of the program. Participants will be jumping straight in to the analysis from the beginning of the session.

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Dog Day Afternoon with Robert Horton

April 16, 2016

USA | 1975 | Total Program: 6 hours | Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet's 1975 masterpiece explores a bank heist gone wrong with an anti-establishment commentary. Featuring incredible performances by Al Pacino and John Cazale, the film is also remarkable in it's craft as Lumet ratchets up the tension while firmly immersing the audience in the human stories at the center of the film. Using efficient camerawork, crackerjack editing, and a soundtrack which balances musical score and diegetic sound, Dog Day Afternoon is a 70's classic that deserves its place under our Cinema Dissection microscope with film critic Robert Horton facilitating.