The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) presents Cinema Italian Style every year at this time. This year, because of the pandemic, the festival 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 debut of new film makers. 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, the search for new films each year and a synopsis of some of her favorites in this year's lineup.
SIFF, Cinema Italian Style: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-style
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