On-Demand Film Talks

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From the films that inspired Parasite to an exploration of Afrofuturism, SIFF’s Film Talks cover a wide range of cinematic subjects. Now available to watch on-demand on the SIFF Channel. More info at siff.net/vodclasses.

Cinema DNA: Get Out and the Black Perspective
Explore the films that inspired Jordan Peele’s racially charged horror story Get Out and how they take form through this new lens of a Black American filmmaker. Taught by Nicole Pouchet.
RIYL: Us, Stepford Wives (1975), Halloween (1978), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Shining

Cinema DNA: Parasite
Revel in the films that inspired the Oscar-winning Parasite—from Chaplin's City Lights to mid-century South Korean films and more. Taught by John Trafton.
RIYL: Snowpiercer, Okja, Gattaca, Tokyo Story, Psycho, The 400 Blows

View SIFF List → Cinema DNA: Parasite

Don Guillermo: Del Toro and his Ibero-American Influences
Explore the Latin American and Spanish influences behind Guillermo del Toro's filmography, including films, paintings, and literature. Taught by John Trafton.
RIYL: Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak, Los olvidados, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The Hunt for Dr. Lecter
Slice into the world of Hannibal Lecter beginning with his gothic literary origins, his basis in American crime journalism, and his portrayals in film and TV. Taught by John Trafton.
RIYL: The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Manhunter, Red Dragon, Hannibal Rising

View SIFF List → The World of Hannibal Lecter

Reel Black: Afrofuturism
Take a deep dive into unapologetically blackity-black speculative film in this culture-, commentary-, and clip-filled class. Taught by Nicole Pouchet.
RIYL: Dirty Computer, The Brother From Another Planet, Touki Bouki, Space is the Place

View SIFF List → Afrofuturism

What The Femme: Costuming the Final Frontier
Explore the good to the god-awful in costuming the women of "Star Trek” in this fun conversation from a feminist Trekkie perspective. Taught by the hosts of Women at Warp.
RIYL: Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: First Contact

View SIFF List → Costuming Women in Sci-Fi

Want to join in live? Visit siff.net/classes all upcoming live classes, held most Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm PT.