Cinema Dissection: The Babadook with Amie Simon

Jennifer Kent's exploration of grief through a childhood monster is perfectly pitched for maximum emotional depth and primal horror. Join film scholar Amie Simon to uncover what makes The Babadook tick.

January 18, 2020

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this event.

Special Engagement
Saturday, January 18, 2020
SIFF Film Center
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$20 | $15 (SIFF Members) | $19 (Seniors and Youth)

Certificated Educators: This class is available for 5.5 Continuing Education Clock Hours through the Puget Sound Educational Service District. There is additional administrative cost through the ESD to redeem the hours. See additional clock hour class offerings and email us if you have any questions.

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

Amie Simon
is the Director of Marketing at Smarthouse Creative, where she helps independent entrepreneurs find their brand voice, hone their social media skills, and build their community. She's loved film ever since she saw an Imperial Star Destroyer loom across the UA 150 screen in 1977 and has applied that love to Seattle's since 2009, leading TIG's film coverage and obsessing over which movie soundtracks are the best. She also writes about her extreme love for the horror genre at

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.