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With the coronavirus outbreak, many Summer Youth families are wondering what the impact will be on this summer’s Summer Youth programs. At this time, we’ve made no changes to our schedule. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and, if faced with changes, we’ll alert you as soon as possible. Not on our email list yet? Sign up now.

Film Appreciation Intensive: The Art of Cinema

Calling all movie buffs! This course is for students who want to explore movies in depth. We’ll screen two films each day, interspersed with discussions and lectures. This is a unique opportunity to discover some lesser-known masterpieces. We'll view a selection of films from the list below.

While we avoid films with excessive violence, sexual content, drug use and profanity, we will screen some R-rated titles. Because those films do contain some adult material, we require parental permission at the time of registration. We urge parents to learn about the films we'll be screening.

"The Bad Seed”
“The Birds”
"Dirty Harry"
"Double Indemnity"
"Get Out"
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
"Hell or High Water"
"L.A. Confidential"
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
"Rebel Without a Cause"
"Silence of the Lambs"
"Some Like It Hot"
"Taxi Driver"
"The Wolfpack"

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming 10th to 12th graders.


Josephine Cripps teaches English, history and drama in Seattle Public Schools. She earned her .F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA and has worked in story development for several motion picture production companies. A recipient of the Washington State Excellence in Journalism Award, she is also the author of a novel, "Friends and Fortunes." She thinks the best job in the world is teaching young writers a few tricks and then getting out of their way. 

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.


Jun 22–Jul 2, 2020

no class Jul 3
10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
May 13 (100%)