Cinema Dissection

Dig deeper into the films you love.

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.If you have additional questions about this program, please email us.

Magic Mike XXL with Courtney Sheehan

November 18, 2017

Spend six hours in the company of the Kings of Tampa as Courtney Sheehan peels back the layers of Gregory Jacobs' sexy and spectacular comedy-drama.

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Bamboozled with Sharon Williams

January 20, 2018

Over six hours, filmmaker and scholar Sharon Williams will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through Spike Lee's Bamboozled.

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Grizzly Man with Christopher Rufo

February 10, 2018

Over six hours, documentary filmmaker Christopher Rufo will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through Grizzly Man.

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Apocalypse Now with Charles Sheaffer

March 3, 2018

Over six hours, film professor Charles Sheaffer will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through Apocalypse Now.

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A League of Their Own with Kim Voynar

April 14, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Over six hours, filmmaker and critic Kim Voynar will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through A League of Their Own.

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