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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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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Italy | 1970 | 112 minutes | Elio Petri

A Roman police inspector kills his mistress and then purposely leaves clues to see if he'll be charged for the crime, in this 1970 Italian crime drama directed by Elio Petri and scored by the legendary Ennio Morricone. Stunning 4k Digital Restoration.

Kalpana

India | 1948 | 160 minutes | Uday Shankar

An unsung gem upon its 1948 release, this black-and-white Indian ballet stars writer/director Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar) as a dance academy proprietor torn between two women. Stunning restoration by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata.

A Man Vanishes

Japan | 1967 | 130 minutes | Shôhei Imamura

A brilliantly layered documentary masterpiece from 1967, New Wave Japanese director Shohei Imamura investigates a seemingly commonplace occurrence in Japanese society: the disappearance of hundreds of ordinary people. 

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.

Port of Shadows

France | 1938 | 91 minutes | Marcel Carné

In legendary filmmaker Marcel Carné's classic 1938 crime drama, army deserter Jean gets wrapped up in sordid romance and vicious blackmail in a French port city. A masterpiece of cinematography and characterization.

Richard III

United Kingdom | 1955 | 161 minutes | Laurence Olivier

Sir Laurence Olivier plays a murderous Richard III, who schemes to steal the throne from his brother, King Edward IV. This Shakespearean tragedy is filled with betrayal, blood, and perhaps the greatest performance of Sir Olivier's career.

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

The Maldives perform live to The Wind

USA | 1928 | 95 minutes | Victor Sjöström

Lillian Gish stars in one of MGM's last silent films. While on a visit to her cousin's ranch, Letty (Gish) is increasingly bothered by both the wind and three relentlessly aggressive suitors. New live score composed and performed by The Maldives.