Cinema Dissection: Let The Right One In

Cinema Dissection: Let The Right One In

February 24, 2024

Film Talks

When Let The Right One In hit the film festival circuit in 2008, it arrived at a moment when zombies were ascendent and vampires passé, relegated to the sparkly reaches of YA pop-fiction. Yet director Tomas Alfredson, in adapting John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, took classic vampire lore and reinvigorated its tropes for our contemporary times. Centered around its own pre-teen romance, Alfredson’s film delves into a darker, morally ambiguous world where love and exploitation are perilously entwined. 

Join facilitator and SIFF Programmer Dan Doody for a scene-by-scene examination of this modern masterpiece of horror cinema.

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Saturday, Februry 24, 2024
10:00am–4:00pm PT
SIFF Film Center
$25 Sustainer | $20 Regular | $15 Member


Cinema Dissection affords film lovers an exciting opportunity to dig deeper into the films that they love. Inspired by Roger Ebert's annual Cinema Interruptus in Boulder, CO, attendees will participate with a facilitator in a six-hour scene-by-scene, and sometimes shot-by-shot, deconstruction of the featured film. While the facilitator will certainly share their thoughts, anyone in the audience may call out "Stop" and either ask a question of the group or make an observation around a certain shot or moment in the film.

About the Instructor: Dan Doody

About the Instructor:

A Seattle-area native, Dan Doody received a degree in English from Western Washington University, and began working for the Seattle International Film Festival in 1999. He programs both features and short films for the festival, serving on the WTF! committee and as the festival's lead coordinator for its Oscar® qualifying ShortsFest section. He is an enthusiast of the gothic in both film and literature, the pagan-haunted pastorals found in English ghost stories, and the seedy streets of film noir. He could quite happily live in a crumbling castle so long as it was within walking distance of a neon-lit diner on a rain-slicked city boulevard.