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.
March 9, 2022
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.
March 13, 2022
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.
March 23, 2022
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.
March 31, 2022
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.