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Interview with Beth Barrett – SIFF Artistic Director

One of our Dante members, Andrea Aldrich, recently interviewed the Artistic Director of SIFF, Beth Barrett, during a recent episode of her podcast, Italy Inside Out.

Beth gives us insider information about the Seattle International Film Festival and the reason Cinema Italian Style was born.

This year, because of the pandemic, Cinema Italian Style will be virtual, which has brought a whole new set of production challenges for SIFF. During the festival, new films are shown by established film makers and the works of new film makers are debuted. This engaging interview with Beth Barrett, Artistic Director for SIFF, discloses the history of the organization and the changes made throughout its 47 year existence, the emergence of the Italian film festival because of the strong community interest, the search for new films each year and a synopsis of some of her favorites in this year’s lineup.

You can listen to this episode of Italy Inside Out from wherever you get your podcasts or follow this link to episode No.14.  https://italyinsideout.buzzsprout.com

Beth Barrett

2020 SIFF Cinema Italian Style

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
get ready for SIFF – coming soon right into your homes.

Dante Alighieri is a proud sponsor of Cinema Italian Style at SIFF, bringing the best in new Italian cinema right to your home in 2020—with a virtual 12th edition! Featuring work from established masters and new voices, pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As, and films spanning the country, Cinema Italian Style will hit your screens December 10 – 17, 2020.

Save $10 on full priced passes with promo code DA2020PASS and $2 on regular priced tickets with promo code DA2020TIX.* Passes on sale now! Full lineup and tickets will be released December 3.

Buy Pass: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style
*Discounts available on full priced passes and tickets and not applicable on SIFF Member discounted passes/tickets. 

SPECIAL OFFER FROM TUTTA BELLA

Enjoy a complimentary, wood-fired pizza from Tutta Bella any time during the festival. As a thank you for supporting Italian cinema, Tutta Bella https://tuttabella.com is generously providing one FREE 13” Neapolitan pizza to each Cinema Italian Style passholder, when you purchase your pass by November 30.

Learn More https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style

Bread, Love, and Cinema:  Italian History Through Film and Food

SIFF Virtual Film Class
TUE DEC 8 · 7:00-9:00 PM

Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post WWII (Bicycle Thieves, An American in Rome) to present day (Big Night, Facing Windows) Italian film culture has been inextricably connected with Italian food. Join Dr. Antonio Iannotta in this journey through some of the most iconic and important Italian films that center food culture as a reflection of their time in Italian history.

Special offer from Tutta Bella: complimentary pizza for the first 100 class registrants.

Learn More https://www.siff.net/education/film-appreciation/classes/bread-love-cinema