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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.

An Afternoon with Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway, the iconoclastic genius behind such astonishing films as The Draughtsman's Contract, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The Pillow Book, and Goltzius and the Pelican Company, provides a premise and a challenge in his upcoming forum: is the contemporary cinema's dependence on text leading to the death of cinema?

May 19, 2013
4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Date has passed

Event includes screening of "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

Citing examples from both sides of the equation, Greenaway presents a fascinating treatise on the ways in which our reliance on text in film is creating a populace of "visual illiterates." Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and hugely entertaining afternoon with one of the medium's leading provocateurs. Illustrated with numerous clips and striking visual imagery, Peter Greenaway's lecture promises to be enlightening and exciting adventure. The talk will follow a screening of Goltzius and the Pelican Company.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company also screens on May 17.

Running Time: 120 minutes