Meet the Programmer: James Davis

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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?
The Big Lebowski
Strange Brew
The Jerk
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
What We Do in the Shadows
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Reservoir Dogs

What is one of your favorite festival moments?
When Eddie Vedder climbed over me to get to his seat during Return to Mount Kennedy.

What is your guilty pleasure film?
There is no reason to feel guilty about any of them.

What do you consider your hometown?