Grizzly Man with Christopher Rufo

February 10, 2018

Werner Herzog is a master of narrative filmmaking, but his unique and distinctive style in documentary filmmaking has illuminated extraordinary subjects and delighted audiences. How does he do it? Join Documentary filmmaker Christopher Rufo as we look behind the curtain of Herzog's portrait of Timothy Treadwell. What choices - whether voice over narration, visual storytelling, editing, score, or more - are made that keep the audience hooked on Treadwell's emotional journey into the wild and structurally unveil his tragic experience throughout the course of the film.

Cinema Dissection

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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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 Grizzly Man in advance of the session. We will not be screening the film in its entirety before the dissection begins.


Christopher Rufo has directed three documentaries for PBS and is the co-founder of Filmmaker.MBA. He's been hailed by the New York Times for his "good eye for the unusual" and appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News. His upcoming film, America Lost, explores life in three failing American cities.


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.