Programmers' Picks: Beth Barrett

SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett shares some of her highlights from the 2022 Seattle International Film Festival.

Beth Barrett

Fire of Love

An exploration of a French volcanologist couple's love for each other, and their almost greater love for volcanoes, with stunning use of photographs and footage they shot themselves over decades-long careers.

Day By Day 

Five unlikely characters in a RV trip from Sweden to Switzerland, this Scandi comedy has it all—September romance, tear-jerking love, and discotheques.

Daughter of a Lost Bird

The amazing tale of Kendra, adult Indigenous adoptee and actress, and her reconnection with her birth mother and her Lummi heritage. An exploration of sorrow and joy, and all of those confusing emotions in between. 

Invisible Demons

Rahul Jain's deeply immersive film about climate change from the almost unliveable streets of Delhi. Part emotional journey, part journalistic expose, all call to action.

The Justice of Bunny King

Essie Davis is spectacular as a struggling single mother who gets in over her head trying to provide a home for her kids.

Girl Picture

Truly empathetic and engaging coming-of-age about three young Finnish women finding love and lust, and figuring out what they want out of life.

Navalny

In a page ripped from the headlines, playing out like a nail-biting thriller, this is the true story of Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt by Putin.

Riotsville, USA

Infuriating look at how modern militarized policing was constructed in the 1960s, using only archival footage that was shot by the U.S. military or shown on broadcast TV.

Lonely Voices

A stinging commentary on modern life at the beginning of the pandemic told through one family as they navigate separation and newfound virtual fame.

Nothing Compares

The inimitable Sinéad O'Connor, who has never stopped using her powerful voice in service to speaking truth to power.

Fire of Love
Day by Day
Daughter of a Lost Bird
Invisible Demons
Bunny King
Navalny Carousel Tile
Navalny
Riotsville, USA
Nothing Compares
Girl Picture
Lonely Voices