Some of Pierced to the Heart's film talks go deeper than simply introducing the film and the territory it explores. With these "deep talks," we aim to find a way into the heart of the film, placing much more emphasis on finding how the film might point us toward more beautiful lives. Then we see how the filmcraft worked to bring out and emphasize that beauty. These deeper talks have three parts:
- "Before viewing" talks introduce a great film without risking spoilers (traditional film reviews often have spoilers, even unintentionally). They talk about areas the film explores, questions it asks, and why and for whom it is worth watching.
- "After viewing" talks are where you find Pierced to the Heart's deeper film analysis. They assume you have seen the film, so there are spoilers without warning.
- "Backstory" talks are for the times that there are things outside the film that are interesting and fun to know and think about (there will be spoilers).