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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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Finding Hillywood

USA | 2013 | 57 minutes | Chris Towey, Leah Warshawski

Hillywood, the Rwandan film industry, is given the spotlight in this affectionate portrait featuring the filmmaking community, the blossoming film festival culture, and the joy of the people as they experience Rwandan cinema on the big screen.

Five Dances

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Alan Brown

A coming out tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City (Ryan Steele, Broadway's Newsies, West Side Story, and 2013 multi-Tony Nominee Matilda), Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in New York's downtown contemporary dance world.

The Forgotten Kingdom

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Andrew Mudge

When Atang returns to Lesotho to bury his father, he falls in love with his childhood friend Dineo and reconnects with the mystic landscape and hardships of village life he left behind.

Frances Ha

USA | 2012 | 86 minutes | Noah Baumbach

Frances, a post-college aspiring dancer, struggles after her best friend falls in love and moves out. In the vein of television's Girls, Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) treats his characters candidly but lovingly, as they work to become adults in Brooklyn.

Furever

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Amy Finkel

Domesticated animals are a vital part of the American family unit, but what happens after they die? Join animal owners, psychologists, and veterinarians as they discuss topics of mortality, grief, and freeze-dried pets.

G.B.F.

USA | 2013 | 94 minutes | Darren Stein

Gay-La Film & Party | Party at Q Capitol Hill follows the screening – Jun 5

The battle among a school's popular girls takes a turn when they embark on a search to find the first gay student in order to stay in vogue in this comic send-up of high school clique culture.

Geography Club

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Gary Entin

With nobody to turn to but each other, a group of repressed gay teens form an after-school club in this adaptation of the cherished 2003 young adult novel by Seattle-based author Brent Hartinger. Ages 13+

Her Aim Is True

USA | 2013 | 70 minutes | Karen Whitehead

Starting in the 1960s, revered rock music photographer Jini Dellaccio created startling and artistic portraits for bands like The Sonics and The Wailers, rejecting the boring five-member line-up and producing iconic album covers. She’s now 96, living in Seattle, and as cool as ever. World Premiere

I Declare War

USA | 2012 | 94 minutes | Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson

A group of 13-year-old friends armed with sticks gather for a Capture the Flag game in the woods. For them, the weapons are real and the game is deadly serious as they form allegiances, stage rebellions, and discover treacheries that blur fantasy and reality. Ages 13+

I Used to Be Darker

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Matthew Porterfield

A quietly devastating, music-infused family drama that traces the unraveling of a marriage through casually loaded conversations, elegantly framed hangout sessions, and cathartic musical performances (including two full-length original songs) by real-life troubadours Kim Taylor and Ned Oldham.

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