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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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Improvement Club

USA | 2013 | 98 minutes | Dayna Hanson

A hybrid narrative film with doses of mockumentary, musical comedy, and dance tracing a rag-tag Seattle performance group’s attempt to expose the American Revolution’s fatal flaws. Loosely based on the making of director Dayna Hanson’s real-life performance, "Gloria’s Cause," this film is gorgeously shot by award-winning local cinematographer Ben Kasulke.

In a World...

USA | 2013 | 93 minutes | Lake Bell

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie trailer voice-overs, to pursue her secret aspiration of becoming a voiceover star. And then the real trouble begins as she becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride.

Inequality for All

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | Jacob Kornbluth

An Inconvenient Truth for the economy, this Sundance award-winning film introduces former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as an inspirational and humorous guide in exploring the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America.

Interior. Leather Bar.

USA | 2013 | 60 minutes | James Franco, Travis Mathews

James Franco partners with gay film director Travis Mathews to recreate the sexually explicit scenes cut from the controversial 1980 film Cruising, an experiment that uses filmmaking to break down the barriers between straight and queer worlds.

The Kings of Summer

USA | 2013 | 93 minutes | Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Two teenage friends and an eccentric tag-along retreat to the woods and build a ramshackle cabin as a declaration of independence, oblivious to the panic their disappearance creates in this smart, deliriously quirky teen comedy.

Kink

USA | 2013 | 79 minutes | Christina Voros

James Franco produced this sex-positive look at porn and BDSM filmmakers who work for the San Francisco-based Kink.com, the largest producer of bondage pornography in the world.

Last I Heard

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | David Rodriguez

Released from federal prison after 20 years due to his ailing health, a formerly powerful New York mobster (Paul Sorvino) moves back home and attempts to reconnect with former life in this poignant Sopranos-esque character study. Starring Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nitolli, and the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri. WORLD PREMIERE

Lil Bub & Friendz

USA | 2013 | 65 minutes | Andy Capper, Juliette Eisner

Lil Bub & Friendz, the doc about the cutest toothless, deformed kitty in the known universe (and potentially beyond) also features some of your favorite feline meme generators -- Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat -- and Bub's adorkable owner Mike Bridavsky.

The Little Tin Man

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Matthew Perkins

Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. World Premiere

Middleton

USA | 2013 | 99 minutes | Adam Rodgers

Two wildly different parents meet and fall in love while taking their kids on a college tour, proving it's not only teenagers who find themselves when they go off to college.

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