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: 15 Movies That Shook the World

January 18 - February 15, 2018

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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The Heat Around the Corner: The LA Films of Michael Mann

January 28, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Film scholar John Trafton explores the style and substance of Michael Mann's three Los Angeles films: Heat, Collateral, and the TV movie LA Takedown.

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

February 11, 2018

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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Best Worst Movies: The Rise of the Crapsterpiece

February 21 - March 7, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Seattle film programmer Clinton McClung demystifies what makes some bad movies so good.

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Wonder Woman: Herstory of a Heroine on Screen

April 7, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Spend an afternoon diving into the history of the world's most iconic superheroine with pop culture historian and local geek girl, Jennifer K. Stuller.

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Amazons and Other Ass-Kickers: The Evolution of Superheroines

April 19 - May 3, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Join pop culture historian, Jennifer K. Stuller, for an engaging history of super and action heroines on screen.

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