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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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Five Dances

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Alan Brown

A coming out tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City (Ryan Steele, Broadway's Newsies, West Side Story, and 2013 multi-Tony Nominee Matilda), Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in New York's downtown contemporary dance world.

Frances Ha

USA | 2012 | 86 minutes | Noah Baumbach

Frances, a post-college aspiring dancer, struggles after her best friend falls in love and moves out. In the vein of television's Girls, Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) treats his characters candidly but lovingly, as they work to become adults in Brooklyn.

G.B.F.

USA | 2013 | 94 minutes | Darren Stein

Gay-La Film & Party | Party at Q Capitol Hill follows the screening – Jun 5

The battle among a school's popular girls takes a turn when they embark on a search to find the first gay student in order to stay in vogue in this comic send-up of high school clique culture.

The Girl With Nine Wigs

Germany | 2013 | 117 minutes | Marc Rothemund

Based on the bestselling novel. 21-year-old Sophie has just started her studies when she is diagnosed with cancer. Though her world is turned upside down, nine individual wigs become Sophie's elixir of life in this true story.

Horses of God

Morocco | 2012 | 115 minutes | Nabil Ayouch

Best Director – Nabil Ayouch: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

An intimate portrait of three young boys growing up on the outskirts of Casablanca. Critically acclaimed at Cannes, this film is a major achievement by one of North Africa's most important filmmakers.

I Declare War

USA | 2012 | 94 minutes | Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson

A group of 13-year-old friends armed with sticks gather for a Capture the Flag game in the woods. For them, the weapons are real and the game is deadly serious as they form allegiances, stage rebellions, and discover treacheries that blur fantasy and reality. Ages 13+

I Used to Be Darker

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Matthew Porterfield

A quietly devastating, music-infused family drama that traces the unraveling of a marriage through casually loaded conversations, elegantly framed hangout sessions, and cathartic musical performances (including two full-length original songs) by real-life troubadours Kim Taylor and Ned Oldham.

Jump

Ireland | 2012 | 88 minutes | Kieron J. Walsh

A fateful New Year's Eve throws half a dozen characters into collision in this complex, wildly inventive and occasionally giddy tale from Northern Ireland. Does Jump refer to potential suicide or playing with chronological narrative?

La Playa D.C.

Colombia | 2012 | 90 minutes | Juan Andrés Arango

13-year-old Tomas and his brothers are kicked out into the tough streets of Bogotá, where Tomas survives and finds his way as a barber, creating elaborate, hip hairstyles called “tropas.”

Northwest

Denmark | 2013 | 100 minutes | Michael Noer

In this compelling neorealist Danish thriller, small-time burglar Casper attempts upward mobility within the Copenhagen crime world, only to ignite a violent turf war.

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