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.

REEL BLACK: Sidney Poitier and the Legacy of Black Film (Langston x SIFF)

Join Langston and SIFF in a 4 part series exploring the legacy of Sidney Poitier, culminating in a screening and panel of the new documentary Sidney at Langston.

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Paul Verhoeven

A SIFF Film Talks series examining the provocative films of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoven.

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Dracula Unleashed!: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Film Talk

Join John Trafton and Heather Marie Bartels for another installment of SIFF’s choose-your-own-adventure series as we venture into the frightening world of Dracula on film.

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Midsommar vs. The VVitch

It's the ultimate showdown! Two of the 21st century’s most terrifying films square off in the first of SIFF’s versus series.

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