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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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Her Aim Is True

USA | 2013 | 70 minutes | Karen Whitehead

Starting in the 1960s, revered rock music photographer Jini Dellaccio created startling and artistic portraits for bands like The Sonics and The Wailers, rejecting the boring five-member line-up and producing iconic album covers. She’s now 96, living in Seattle, and as cool as ever. World Premiere

The Human Scale

Denmark | 2012 | 83 minutes | Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Danish architect Jan Gehl examines the true cost of the “megacity”—gleaming and highly populated urban sprawls he believes have pushed us further and further away from honest human interaction.

Inequality for All

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | Jacob Kornbluth

An Inconvenient Truth for the economy, this Sundance award-winning film introduces former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as an inspirational and humorous guide in exploring the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America.

Kink

USA | 2013 | 79 minutes | Christina Voros

James Franco produced this sex-positive look at porn and BDSM filmmakers who work for the San Francisco-based Kink.com, the largest producer of bondage pornography in the world.

The Last Ocean

New Zealand | 2012 | 88 minutes | Peter Young

Director Peter Young in attendance June 7 & June 8 screenings | Director Peter Young captures striking images of the Antarctic Ross Sea, the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, which is currently under environmental threat from our modern world.

The Last Shepherd

Italy | 2012 | 76 minutes | Marco Bonfanti

In this beautiful and touching documentary, Renato Zucchelli, the last shepherd in Lombardi, Italy, hopes to share the wonders of his work by parading his flock into nearby Milan.

Lil Bub & Friendz

USA | 2013 | 65 minutes | Andy Capper, Juliette Eisner

Lil Bub & Friendz, the doc about the cutest toothless, deformed kitty in the known universe (and potentially beyond) also features some of your favorite feline meme generators -- Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat -- and Bub's adorkable owner Mike Bridavsky.

Mistaken for Strangers

USA | 2013 | 92 minutes | Tom Berninger

A film that entertainingly follows the personal journey of Tom Berninger (who doubles as the director and subject) as he goes on tour with his older brother, Matt Berninger, the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band The National.

More Than Honey

Germany | 2012 | 90 minutes | Markus Imhoof

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia—more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

Muscle Shoals

USA | 2013 | 102 minutes | Greg Camalier

In a small Alabama town called Muscle Shoals, legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett gathered to create music that would later inspire the likes of Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more. Covering the history of this unlikely musical birthplace and the music that sprang from its soil. Winner of the Netflix Audience Award at Hot Docs 2013!

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