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.

Radical Films 2: 15 More Movies That Changed the World

January 9 - February 6, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Dive into socially relevant filmmaking from the past 100 years with a survey of 15 largely underseen and underappreciated films.

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Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas: 50 Years of Seattle on the Big Screen

January 19, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Location scout Dave Drummond takes us on a tour of over 50 years of on-location filming in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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Cinema DNA: The Dark Knight

February 9, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Encore Presentation Announced! From The Man Who Laughs (1928) to Heat (1995), film scholar John Trafton unearths the cinematic building blocks that inspired the cultural phenomenon of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008).

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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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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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