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Lucky Them

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Megan Griffiths

May 22 | Renton Opening Night | Reception at Renton Pavillion follows the screening

Seattle-based director Megan Griffiths’ latest boasts charismatic performances from Toni Collette, as a world-weary rock journalist, and the scene-stealing Thomas Haden Church as a first-time documentarian, who team up to find a legendary Seattle musician who notoriously vanished.

Miss Zombie

Japan | 2013 | 85 minutes | Sabu

Cult director Sabu returns with this elegantly framed satire of zombie lore and modern materialism. When a family has a zombie unexpectedly delivered to their house, they decide to keep her as a domestic servant, with unintended and deadly consequences.

The Nightingale

China | 2013 | 108 minutes | Philippe Muyl

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 15.
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In this ravishingly beautiful movie, Philippe Muyl takes us on a Chinese road trip through spectacular mountain villages to discover a bucolic existence. A grandfather travels towards his memories, while his granddaughter finds simple wonders she never knew existed.

A Place in Heaven

Israel | 2013 | 117 minutes | Yossi Madmony

The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences in this epic yet intimate portrait, spanning four decades, from director Yossi Madmony (Restoration).

Rigor Mortis

Hong Kong | 2013 | 105 minutes | Juno Mak

A dejected, washed-up horror film actor moves into a decrepit housing estate with every intention of ending his life, but finds that the apartment complex is teeming with bloodthirsty vampires and other assorted supernatural beasties.

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

USA | 2014 | 95 minutes | Isaac Olsen

A massive amount of archival footage, memorabilia, and audio recordings chronicle the three-decade history of Girl Trouble, the legendary Tacoma-based garage rock band defined by their uncompromising DIY aesthetic. Girl Trouble scheduled to attend.

West

Germany | 2013 | 98 minutes | Christian Schwochow

From the director of Cracks in the Shell (SIFF 2012) comes another spellbinding, harrowing tale of identity and empowerment. In 1975, Nelly and her son escape to West Germany for a new start, and question all they knew about the man in their lives.

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

Spain | 2013 | 92 minutes | Óskar Santos

Spain’s most beloved mischief-makers are Zip and Zap, two brothers sent to a strict summer boarding school in this Goonies-esque caper.

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