Ruth Hayler's Picks
SIFF Programmer Ruth Hayler picks some of her highlights from the 2019 Festival.
After studying English at the University of London, Ruth decided to follow her love of film, and took a first job at the Movie House in Seattle (now Grand Illusion) in 1974. She has continued to select and promote films ever since, and is now a specialty film buyer for national arthouse chain Landmark Theatres, where she gets to see many new movies early. She gets a kick out of helping audiences discover good movies that might otherwise be overlooked. Soon after the Seattle International Film Festival was founded she began consulting with the programmers, which she continues to enjoy doing today.