Film Talks

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 talks 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. Film Talks run the range from single-session conversations to multi-session series. 

Circus Cinema - Hybrid Film Talk

March 2, 2022

SIFF Film Center

This talk examines movies that translate the world of the circus from the Big Top to the Silver Screen.

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Young Stanley Kubrick: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Film Talk - Hybrid

March 9, 2022

SIFF Film Center

This film talk will trace Stanley Kubrick’s approach to visual thinking and storytelling to the streets of New York – to his life as a documentary photographer for Look Magazine and as the chess master of Greenwich Village.

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Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas: 50 Years of Seattle on the Big Screen - Hybrid Film Talk

March 13, 2022

SIFF Film Center

Starting with a look back at Elvis in It Happened at the World's Fair, 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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The Godfather, 50 Years On: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Film Talk - Hybrid

March 23, 2022

SIFF Film Center

Celebrate The Godfather's 50th anniversary with an immersive experience in which you will choose your own path through the world of the film, from Long Island to Los Angeles, Sicily to San Francisco.

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Temporal Tech: Digital Film in the Hands of Old Masters - Virtual Film Talk

March 31, 2022

Zoom

Film scholar Aster Gilbert explores exciting connections among a diverse group of filmmaking masters who use digital cameras to deal with the passage of time, bodies, memory, and perspective.

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