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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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Sadourni's Butterflies

Argentina | 2012 | 94 minutes | Dario Nardi

A surrealistic melodrama about a circus dwarf jailed for a crime of passion addresses identity, alienation, and daring to dream. Director Dario Nardi’s strange and magical movie, reminiscent of film noir and German expressionism, is utterly captivating.

Safety Last!

USA | 1923 | 67 minutes | Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

A store clerk (Harold Lloyd) organizes a contest to climb the outside of a 12-story building, and ends up dangling from a skyscraper in this 1923 silent romantic comedy classic. All ages

Salma

United Kingdom | 2013 | 89 minutes | Kim Longinotto

When Salma, a young aspiring poet in South India, reached puberty, her parents locked her away. Twenty-five years later, Salma has fought her way back to the outside world in this beautiful, poignant, and powerful portrait of women in India.

Sand Fishers

Mali | 2012 | 72 minutes | Samouté Andrey Diarra

Having lost their jobs due to climate change and overfishing, a group of fishermen have been dubbed Sand Fishers, and now harvest wet compact sand and gravel from the bottom of waterways for use by the construction industry.

Scrapper

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Brady Hall

Hollis Wallace, whose career as a Seattle metal scrapper allows him to support his sick mother, finds his routine challenged when he meets an 18-year-old runaway with her own troubles.

Seattle Supersonic Shorts

2012 | 90 minutes |

Celebrating the past and the future, the awkward and the poignant, this collection of short films captures Seattle.

Secret Festival

Here's what's up: Our annual festival-within-a-festival isn't a Dangerous Liaisons kind of secret thing. It's a Dead Poets Society kind of secret thing. Consider the Egyptian Theatre your cave and the hundreds of fellow Secret Festivalgoers your comrades.

Admission is by Secret Festival Pass only.

Shadowed

USA | 2012 | 88 minutes | Joey Johnson

A group of Seattleites find their backpacking trip interrupted when one of them turns up dead. Now, they must delve into their collective past and figure out whodunit in this locally shot puzzler.

A Shape of Error

USA | 2012 | 73 minutes | Abigail Child

Shot with a 16mm camera and cast without professional actors, this intimate portrayal is an imaginary home movie about nineteenth-century poet Percy Shelley and his wife, the novelist and author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.

Sheroes in the Media: From Guerrilla Girls to Women in Film

90 minutes |

3:00-4:30pm (Film Center Classroom)
$5 - General Audience, Free - SIFF Members

How are women, both real and fictional, represented in American culture and around the world? How do advocates of media literacy, as well as media makers, subvert these messages or offer alternatives for empowerment through their work?  Join the conversation with activists and groundbreaking artists. 

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