Meet the Programmer: Marcus Gorman

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Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 48th year from April 14 to 24, 2022. Full program info

What are your 10 favorite films ever?
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Almost Famous
Moulin Rouge!
Boogie Nights
L.A. Story
Sunset Boulevard
Phantom of the Paradise
Defending Your Life

What is one of your favorite festival moments?
Being too shy to talk to Richard Linklater at the Boyhood after-party at SIFF 2014.

What is your guilty pleasure film?
Nobody should feel guilty about liking a film. That said, I have seen Cats ten times in theaters.

What's one thing we should know about you that is NOT film related?
I'm also a playwright; come see my work if you're local, and reach out if you want to produce my work if you're not!

What do you consider your hometown?
Berkeley, CA

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