Sunset Boulevard with Georg Koszulinski

April 29

USA | 1950 | Total Event = 6 hours | Billy Wilder

Gloria Swanson's immortal performance is just one of the reasons that Billy Wilder's 1950 portrait of a delusional faded film actress is one of the greatest films ever made. From the film's opening scene (which was not originally planned) through her final descent down the stairs, Wilder's script and direction are just the beginning of a cinematic masterclass in the crafts of filmmaking.  Spend the afternoon with facilitator Georg Koszulinski savoring the variety of ways that Sunset Boulevard is an inimitable classic.

April 29, 2017
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
11:00 AM Buy

Cinema Dissection

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Special Engagement
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Cinema passes, vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

Note: Participants are recommended to have seen Sunset Boulevard in advance of the session. We will not be screening the film in it's entirety before the dissection begins.

About the Facilitator
Georg Koszulinski has been making films and videos since 1999. His award-winning works have been presented at hundreds of colleges, universities, and film festivals around the world. Fandor recently released his Florida Trilogy (2007-14) and his experimental film essay series, Frontier Journals #1-8 (2013-15). His work has also appeared on the Documentary Channel and the Journal of Short Film. This past year, his documentary Loa: Encounters with the Sacred Spirits of Haiti had its U.S. premiere at the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival. Currently, Georg is nearing completion on White Ravens, a documentary film focusing on the Haida Nation's resurgence in the wake of colonization and Canada's Indian Residential Schools. Georg is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Seattle University where he teaches filmmaking.       

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.

Director: Billy Wilder
Country: USA
Year: 1950
Running Time: Total Event = 6 hours