Classes

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 forums and workshops provide a place for cinema audiences to discuss these issues, as well as learn the basic skills to make a film themselves.

A Century of Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective On Screen

February 13 - 27, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Elementary, my dear Cinephile! Investigate the classic to modern cinematic interpretations of literature's most intriguing detective over three Wednesdays with Sherlockian scholar Kris Hambrick.

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Rebel Women of Star Wars

February 16, 2019

SIFF Film Center

"A Woman's Place is in The Resistance!" Join local geek gal and feminist pop culture historian, Jen Stuller, for an exploration of ways these rebel women parallel a surge of female community leaders, grassroots organizers, and political candidates.

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What The Femme!

March 2 - April 27, 2019

SIFF Film Center

A class series unpacking the empowering and problematic depictions of women in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy cinema.

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The Films of Charlie Chaplin

March 6 - April 3, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Film scholar Dr. Richard J. Meyer will screen and discuss the films of Charlie Chaplin in four classes.

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Evergreen Media: Film, Television, and New Media in Seattle

March 14, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A free panel of Seattle and Pacific Northwest professionals in the world of film, television, and new media will share video clips and short films highlighting their work.

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The Heroine Awakens: Rey's Journey in Star Wars

March 16, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join media educator and the founder of Reel Grrls, Malory Graham, for this exploration of the Heroine's Journey in Star Wars.

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Cinema DNA: The Elephant Man

March 28, 2019

SIFF Film Center

UW professor José Alaniz explores the cultural, social and cinematic influences that went into David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (1980) – a problematic yet ground-breaking representation of disability in film.

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