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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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Afternoon Delight

Director Jill Soloway, producers Jennifer Chaiken & Sebastian Dungan scheduled to attend | June 1 & June 2

An attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper, it calls her own staid existence into question, in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.

Schedule
June 1, 2013
Saturday
6:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
June 2, 2013
Sunday
3:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

This sparklingly raunchy mixture of comedy and drama follows the mid-life crisis of thirty-something mom Rachel (Kathryn Hahn). In an effort to spice up her bland sex life with her husband (Josh Radnor), she arranges a saucy evening at a Los Angeles strip club, only to develop an unhealthy fixation on young exotic dancer McKenna (Juno Temple). Desperate to escape the numbingly dull preschool parents in her neighborhood, Rachel arranges an accidental coffee date with the blonde stripper and, in the first in a series of bad decisions, offers McKenna a gig as a live-in nanny. Soon Rachel is on a rebellious downward spiral that culminates in joining her new friend on an uncomfortable professional visit. Kathryn Hahn moves from long time supporting character (Step Brothers, Parks & Recreation, Girls) to leading lady in a bold and quick-witted performance, supported by a cast of comic talents that include Jane Lynch and Bridesmaids alumni Jessica St. Clair and Annie Mumolo. Writer/director Jill Soloway, known for her work as show-runner for TV's The United States of Tara, makes her feature film debut with this smart burlesque about the frustrations and imperfections of a so-called perfect life.

Director Biography
Jill Soloway is a graduate of the UW-Madison Film/TV School. She is an accomplished TV producer and writer, having worked on the HBO series Six Feet Under (2002-2005) and Showtime’s The United States of Tara (2009-2011). She won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Afternoon Delight.

Sponsored in part by W Seattle Hotel, Seattle Met, The Stranger, Ingeniux

Director: Jill Soloway
Principal Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Jessica St. Clair, Annie Mumolo
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 108 minutes
Producer: Sebastian Dungan, Jen Chaiken
Screenplay: Jill Soloway
Cinematographers: Jim Frohna
Editors: Cate Haight
Music: Craig Wedren
Website: http://www.afternoondelightfilm.com/
Awards: Sundance 2013 (Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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