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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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Phase IV

USA | 1974 | 92 minutes | Saul Bass

In this visionary piece of '70s cinematic science fiction, the only feature-length film directed by the legendary Oscar®-winning graphic designer Saul Bass, two scientists wage a war against a rapidly evolving ant colony. Presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Pit Stop

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Yen Tan

The parallel stories of two gay men are told in this exploration of the complex and often overlooked lives of gay men in small-town, rural America.

Prince Avalanche

USA | 2013 | 94 minutes | David Gordon Green

Stern, meditative Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's insecure brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), spend the summer together repainting traffic lines on country highway in this exquisitely crafted existential odd-couple comedy, a true return for David Gordon Green to the style of his early indie films George Washington and All the Real Girls.

The Punk Singer

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Sini Anderson

Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision presented by Women in Film/Seattle

Feminism, punk music, and rare archival footage slam together in this blazing history of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), featuring interviews including Joan Jett and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.

Putzel

USA | 2012 | 88 minutes | Jason Chaet

Walter "Putzel" Himmelstein grew up in his family's smoked fish emporium in Manhattan. He never left home, content to live the rest of his life without leaving the Upper West Side—ever!—that is, until he meets Sally in this bittersweet romantic comedy.

Remote Area Medical

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert

Remote Area Medical, about a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free healthcare to those without insurance, observes the program's volunteers and its recipients over three long days at Virginia's Bristol Motor Speedway.

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

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.

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.

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