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.
September 22, 2019
Jordan Peele's Get Out explores familiar horror tropes while presenting the genre through a rarely seen point of view, that of a black American. Join us as we discuss the films that inspired Get Out and how they take form through this new lens.
October 12, 2019
Damian Chazelle's La La Land celebrates the Classic Hollywood Musical, and at the same time plays into its tropes. Join Randa Tawil as we discuss the legacies of the female starlets, white male artists, and the erasure of black performance in La La Land and beyond.
November 2, 2019
Join feminist pop culture historian, Jen Stuller, for a What The Femme! event celebrating the glorious bad girl goodness of the legendary Ms. Satana.