Programmers' Picks: Megan Garbayo-López

SIFF Programmer Megan Garbayo-López shares some of her highlights from the 2022 Seattle International Film Festival.

Megan Garbyao-López

Inu-Oh

Who doesn't want to watch a rock opera anime set in 14th-century Japan about outcasts sticking it to the man with their performance art?

Outta the Muck

A lot of documentaries focus on people who leave small towns behind. This one celebrates the folks that stay and invest in their communities against all odds.

Sublime

I love a good queer coming of age, and this one happens to be marinated in dreamy pop-punk and beautiful Argentinian beach vibes.

Daughter of a Lost Bird

A beautiful documentary that takes one woman's seven-year journey and ties it into a larger narrative about the U.S. government's policies that ripped Native children from their communities and placed them in white homes. I haven't stopped thinking about this film since I saw it!

Skate Dreams

Women helping women shred pavement is a beautiful thing. This girl-power-soaked love letter to skateboarding is the perfect palate cleanser to any heavier festival offerings.

The Mole

A thrilling and at times jaw-dropping documentary from Mads Brügger will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It feels like a John le Carré novel about North Korea where the truth is even stranger than fiction.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

The emotional rollercoaster of this film both devastated and delighted me. I have a feeling this will be a classic.

The Path

It's like an incredibly beautiful '90s live-action Disney movie about kids fleeing the Nazis with a dog. It's a great entry into refugee stories for young people and a timely message of European solidarity.

Films4Families Shorts

Don't write off this family-friendly fare! Truly phenomenal animated shorts from this program will delight people of all ages.

FutureWave Shorts

I believe the children are our future...come watch these shorts made by under-18s and see them lead the way, all the beauty they possess inside, their sense of pride, etc.

Inu-Oh
Outta the Muck
Sublime
Daughter of a Lost Bird
Skate Dreams
The Mole
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
The Path
FutureWave Shorts
The Family Picture Show