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 classes and workshops provide a place for cinema audiences to discuss the history and culturally relevant contemporary issues across the art of film. Classes run the range from single-session conversations to multi-session series. 

Great Screenplays, Great Films?

October 16 - 30, 2019

SIFF Film Center

From bad acting to questionable production, the best screenplay can become a sad mess on film. In this three session course, screenwriter Nicole Pouchet examines the good, the bad, and the god-awful.

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The Films of Buster Keaton

October 22 - November 12, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join Dr. Richard J. Meyer for an in-depth exploration of the art of the great silent filmmaker/comedian Buster Keaton.

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Belted. Buckled. Booted. Badass: Tura Satana on Screen

November 2, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join feminist pop culture historian, Jen Stuller, for a What The Femme! event celebrating the glorious bad girl goodness of the legendary Ms. Satana.

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Suspenseful Symbiosis: Hitchcock in Pairs

November 7 - 21, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Three double helpings of Hitchcock provide a look at the Master's evolving style and vision and his risk-taking innovativeness. Taught by Robert C. Cumbow.

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Radical Films: 15 Movies That Shook the World

January 9 - February 6, 2020

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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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: The Color Line

February 13, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Examine the depiction of racism and the color line in film, and what that teaches us about whiteness.

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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: The Frontier

February 20, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Explore what the depictions of westward expansion on film tells us about violence, gender, and the white imagination in the United States.

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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: Abroad

February 27, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Investigate films about Americans abroad, and what they reveal about how the US sees itself in the world over time.

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