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.

King Kong with Robert Cumbow

April 13, 2019

SIFF Film Center

The original King Kong was the spectacle of its day and one of the greatest films of all time. Join Robert Cumbow as we travel to Skull Island to find the truths behind Merrian C. Cooper's visual storytelling.

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Cinema Dissection: Goodfellas with John Trafton

September 14, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Goodfellas is a perfectly calibrated gangster flick that only Scorsese at the height of his craft could create. Join the hive-mind analysis to uncover the depth of intention behind every masterstroke.

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