Cinema Dissection: His Girl Friday with Kathy Fennessy

Keeping up with Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant is just part of the fun. Hawks' screwball comedy is a masterclass of craft that will be a delight to unveil with the guidance of film journalist Kathy Fennessy.

February 22, 2020

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Special Engagement
Saturday, February 22, 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 His Girl Friday in advance of the session. We will not be screening the film in its entirety before the dissection begins.

Kathy Fennessy is a Seattle music and film writer. Her byline has appeared in City Pages, Seattle Film Blog, The Stranger, Video Librarian, and The Village Voice. In her radio days, she could be heard on KWHL, KNDD, and KCMU (now KEXP), where she served as music director. She works in development at KCTS 9, serves on the board of the Seattle Film Critics Society, and is a proud member of IBEW and SAG-AFTRA.

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.