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Cinema Dissection: Ghostbusters with Diane Mettler
October 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long heralded as one of the most-enduring comedies of the 1980s, Ghostbusters is much more than a collection of gags on a thin narrative. A unique fusion of comedy, visual effects, and science fiction, Ivan Reitman’s feature intelligently structures the narrative to build gradually while revealing new dramatic pleasures as each episode progresses. Screenwriter and film scholar Diane Mettler leads this six hour appreciation of Ghostbusters, illuminating the many ways in which this comedic gem is also a masterpiece.
Saturday, October 29
11:00am – 5:00pm
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Cinema passes, vouchers, and other discounts are not valid
Note: Participants are recommended to have seen Ghostbusters in advance of the session. We will not be screening the film in it’s entirety before the dissection begins.
About the Facilitator
Diane Mettler has been writing screenplays since 1988. In addition to optioning several feature scripts, she has directed and produced a documentary, Raising Giants, and her romantic comedy, Growing the Big One, aired on the Hallmark Channel in October 2010. She is currently directing the documentary Buffalo Rock. Diane has won and placed in a number of regional and national contests, including the Austin Film Festival, the Nicholl Fellowship, the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Diane enjoys instructing almost as much as writing and has been teaching screenwriting since 1999, and currently teaches at the University of Washington. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and has been an active member of the Tacoma Screenwriters since 1988.
About Cinema Dissection
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.
To see more information and find upcoming education programs please visit: http://www.siff.net/education/film4all/cinema-dissection/ghostbusters