Janet Planet @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

Annie Baker’s debut film 🍿

📸: Janet Planet | SIFF 2024

Janet Planet screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

👀 What’s SIFF? Answers here.
🍿 What’s screening? Enter the Film Finder.
🎟️ Tickets and passes? Available in this direction.

📆 Friday, May 10th
⏰ 6 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Downtown: 2100 4th Ave, Seattle

📆 Saturday, May 11th
⏰ 4:45 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Egyptian: 805 E Pine St, Seattle

Some people have a personality and energy so strong it feels gravitational. In Janet Planet, the titular Janet (an acupuncturist hippie living in western Massachusetts played by Julianne Nicholson), with her freckles and pensive green eyes, draws three people into her orbit during the summer of 1991. Boyfriend Wayne (Will Patton), her old friend Regina (Sophie Okonedo), and theater troupe leader Avi (Elias Koteas) all enter her life for a brief time before spinning back into the black unknown of space. As Janet contends with these relationships, she’s also dealing with her imaginative 11-year-old daughter Lacy (Zoe Ziegler), who is about to enter the 6th grade yet remains as clingy as ever. The directorial debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie BakerJanet Planet is a quiet and dreamy character study of a woman and her daughter as their relationship to one another shifts and changes with time.

USA | 2023 | 113 min. | Annie Baker

💌 Be Our Pen Pal! Find out what’s happening in Seattle by subscribing to our newsletter.


An author pic of Jas Keimig. They have blue braids.

Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.