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.
December 1, 2020
Celebrate the season of wintry terrors with our investigation into feminist horror movies and the female characters who inhabit them.
December 8, 2020
Join Dr. Antonio Iannotta in this journey through some of the most iconic and important Italian films that center food culture as a reflection of their time in Italian history.
January 12, 2021
Revel in the films that inspired the Oscar-winning Parasite, from Chaplin's City Lights to mid-century South Korean films to modern architecture and the many influential filmmakers in between. Taught by John Trafton.
February 9, 2021
Slice into the world of Hannibal Lecter beginning with his gothic literary origins, his basis in American crime journalism, and, ultimately, through his brilliant portrayals in film and television. Taught by John Trafton.
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 20, 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.
October 27, 2020
Wrestle with Us' representation of the way Black American women are societally made to split their genuine and public selves with film scholar Isabella Price.
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.