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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.

Crystal Fairy

Set against Chile’s Atacama Desert, Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann headline this wild and psychedelic comedy about a drug-addled American and a neo-hippie searching for a hallucinatory cactus.

April 30, 2013
12:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Date has passed

Press Screening - Admission by pass only

June 8, 2013
7:00 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed
June 9, 2013
5:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Date has passed

Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) expands his horizons as Jamie, a rude, crude, ignorant dude visiting Chile in search of mild-altering substances. Inspired by a Bosch painting, Jamie and his friends embark on a journey into the Atacama Desert in search of a fabled and hallucinatory cactus, the ultimate trip. But when Jamie meets Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann), a sprightly and carefree neo-hippie from San Francisco, she decides to tag along, forcing Jamie to reconsider his unsympathetic and uncompassionate attitude. Crystal Fairy marks the English-language debut of Chilean director Sebastián Silva, whose previous film The Maid played in SIFF 2009.

Director Biography
Sebastian Silva (born 1979) is a Chilean director, screenwriter, painter and musician. His band CHC has recorded three albums. He currently lives in New York.

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Director: Sebastian Silva
Principal Cast: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva
Country: Chile
Year: 2013
Running Time: 98 minutes
Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
Screenplay: Sebastián Silva
Cinematographers: Cristián Petit Laurent
Editors: Diego Macho, Sofía Subercaseaux, Sebastián Silva
Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2013 (World Cinema Dramatic: Directing Award)
Filmography: Magic Magic (2013); Old Cats (2010); The Maid (2009); La Vida me Mata (2007)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Sundance Selects
International Sales: Content
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