Eyes Wide Shut with John Trafton

Over six hours, film scholar John Trafton will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

September 16, 2017

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Film professor John Trafton will lead the audience down the dreamy rabbit hole of Kubrick's final masterpiece, Eyes Wide Shut.


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Special Engagement
$20 | $15 (SIFF Members) | $19 (Seniors and Youth)

SIFF Cinema passes, vouchers, and other discounts not accepted.

Note: Participants are recommended to have seen Eyes Wide Shut in advance of the session. We will not be screening the film in its entirety before the dissection begins.


John Trafton is a film historian and writer from the Seattle area. He is the author of several works on cinema history, including the book "The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film." His work focuses on how history is portrayed on film, war and cinema, the Horror genre, and pre-cinema spectacle art. He has a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews, and has taught cinema on both sides of the Atlantic for over six years. He is currently a Lecturer in Film Studies at Seattle University.


Cinema Dissection affords film lovers an exciting opportunity to dig deeper into the films that they love. Inspired by Roger Ebert's annual Cinema Interruptus in Boulder, CO, attendees will participate with a facilitator in a six-hour 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.