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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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Animation4Adults

2012 | 81 minutes |

From a mercenary hired to kill Death to hungry, hungry heroes, these animations are not Saturday morning cartoons.

Epic

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Chris Wedge

A teenager finds herself aligned with a rag-tag group of characters in a battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil in this 3D fantasy adventure based on William Joyce’s children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.

Ernest & Celestine

France | 2012 | 79 minutes | Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Youth Jury Award for Best Films4Families Feature: Grand Jury Prize

Little mice are taught to be afraid of bears, but when little Celestine's dreams of meeting one is realized, the shabby Ernest proves to be the best friend an open-minded mouse could ask for. In French with English subtitles. All ages

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

USA | 2012 | 98 minutes | Brad Bernstein

A smattering of 20th century history and original animation illuminate the story of Tomi Ungerer, whose children’s books, provocative political art, and erotica are all served with a dose of dark humor, hilarious frankness, and memories of Nazi occupation.

Monsters University

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Dan Scanlon

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. When these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. A bright and hilarious prequel unlocking the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Moon Man

Germany | 2012 | 95 minutes | Stephan Schesch

With touches of A Cat in Paris and the films of Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, The Triplets of Belleville), and based on a book by Tomi Ungerer, this man in the moon will delight all ages.

Tito on Ice

Germany | 2012 | 76 minutes | Helena Ahonen, Max Andersson

This surreal, partially animated documentary follows two Swedish comic book artists on a road trip through the former Yugoslavia with the mummified remains of Marshal Tito. Their goal: promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, published by Seattle's own Fantagraphics Books.

Wolf Children

Japan | 2012 | 117 minutes | Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda exhibits his mastery of understated drama and the subtleties of emotion in this beautifully animated film. Hana's decisions will leave you aching with sweet melancholia. In Japanese with English subtitles. Ages 8+