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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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Afternoon Delight

USA | 2013 | 108 minutes | Jill Soloway

An attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper, it calls her own staid existence into question, in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.

The Almost Man

Norway | 2012 | 80 minutes | Martin Lund

In this frequently hilarious, engaging, and brutally honest portrait of a 35-year-old man with a definite case of arrested development, Henryk has a new apartment, a challenging job, and a beautiful pregnant wife, which is where the trouble starts. Winner, Best Film, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Another Woman's Face

Italy | 2012 | 83 minutes | Pappi Corsicato

After getting into a horrific car accident, a famous television anchor enlists her plastic surgeon husband to shape her into a new image in this hyper-stylized social satire that pays homage to the likes of Wilder and Almodóvar.

Bitch Hug

Sweden | 2012 | 97 minutes | Andreas Öhman

In order to save face after missing her flight to New York, Swedish high school graduate Kristin concocts a scheme to write about her "travels" from the safety of a friend's country house in this heart-warming, humor-infused drama.

Bypass

Spain | 2012 | 94 minutes | Aitor Mazo, Patxo Telleria

In this comedy of errors, Xavi pretends to reciprocate the romantic longings of Maria in order to cheer her up following a diagnosis of a terminal illness. But when her health improves, Xavi must balance this new relationship with that of his girlfriend.

C.O.G.

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Kyle Patrick Alvarez

SIFF 2013 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize

This first film adaptation of David Sedaris' work is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon.

Clutter

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Diane Crespo

Laugh legend Carol Kane (Taxi, Annie Hall) headlines this ensemble comedy as an eccentric matriarch forced to clean up her act, and her obsessive hoarding, when the county health department comes calling.

Computer Chess

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes | Andrew Bujalski

This Sundance award-winner by mumblecore comedy pioneer Andrew Bujalski was shot completely on vintage video equipment, lending it a grainy authenticity. Computer Chess returns to circa 1980, where several teams of programmers face off in the ultimate game of mathematical supremacy and the beginnings of AI are heralded with just the right amount of satirical restraint.

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

Belgium, United Kingdom, North Korea | 2012 | 83 minutes | Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Gwang Hun Kim

The first Western-financed fiction feature made entirely in North Korea, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the winning story of a young female coal miner who dreams of becoming a trapeze artist.

Drinking Buddies

USA | 2013 | 95 minutes | Joe Swanberg

Saturday Night Film & Party – Jun 8

Barley. Hops. Love? Tensions simmer in a Chicago microbrewery between workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (New Girl's Jake Johnson) and their respective partners (Ron Livingston and Up in the Air's Anna Kendrick) in this delightful—and largely improvised—romantic comedy.

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