Cinema education, discussions, and workshops for the public.
Many of the films we screen at SIFF start a conversation, inspire an action, or pose a question. These film appreciation classes provide a forum for cinema audiences to discuss the history and culturally relevant contemporary issues across the art of film, deepening audience understanding and desire for quality cinematic experiences. Classes run the range from single-session conversations to multi-session series.
September 2, 2020
Randa Tawil examines the depiction of racism and the color line in film, and what that teaches us about whiteness. All proceeds of this class will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross.
September 15, 2020
Dive deep into the world of Japanese samurai films - tracing their origins from pre-cinema theatrical traditions to the present.
October 13, 2020
Join director SJ Chiro and editor Celia Beasley as they reflect on bringing Lane 1974 to life in the edit room through post-production stories and sharing alternative, never-before-seen versions of scenes.
November 10, 2020
How does female victimization onscreen impact representations of strong, independent women characters? Join pop culture analyst Dr. Allison Palumbo to discuss the woman-as-survivor identity and her role in film since the 1980s.
December 1, 2020
Celebrate the season of wintry terrors with our investigation into feminist horror movies and the female characters who inhabit them.