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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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Salma

United Kingdom | 2013 | 89 minutes | Kim Longinotto

When Salma, a young aspiring poet in South India, reached puberty, her parents locked her away. Twenty-five years later, Salma has fought her way back to the outside world in this beautiful, poignant, and powerful portrait of women in India.

Sand Fishers

Mali | 2012 | 72 minutes | Samouté Andrey Diarra

Having lost their jobs due to climate change and overfishing, a group of fishermen have been dubbed Sand Fishers, and now harvest wet compact sand and gravel from the bottom of waterways for use by the construction industry.

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

USA | 2012 | 107 minutes | Lian Lunson

This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.

SOMM

USA | 2012 | 100 minutes | Jason Wise

SOMM is the riveting story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Fewer than 200 people in the world have ever earned the title Master Sommelier.

Spark: A Burning Man Story

USA | 2013 | 94 minutes | Jessie Deeter, Steve Brown

Burning Man attracts 60,000 participants to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every August. Go behind the curtain as participants and organizers struggle to balance their guiding principles with the event’s ever-growing popularity in this entertaining exposé.

Stories We Tell

Canada | 2012 | 108 minutes | Sarah Polley

An inspired, moving, and personal documentary film from writer and director Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) in which she explores her family's secrets and the varying narratives that each member has created to explain their tangled past.

Storm Surfers 3D

Australia | 2012 | 95 minutes | Chris Nelius, Justin McMillan

Storm Surfers 3D places you at the very front of the surfboard on the world's craziest waves—found only in extreme conditions in the middle of the ocean—with a pair of legendary big-wave riders, all in unbelievable, heart-stopping, giant-screen 3D.

The Summit

Ireland | 2012 | 100 minutes | Nick Ryan

Chronicling the 2008 tragedy that claimed 11 adventurers hell-bent on conquering K2, the deadliest mountain in the world, this documentary attempts to answer what happened over those fateful three days utilizing found footage, interviews, and seamlessly realistic reenactments.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

USA | 2013 | 79 minutes | Cullen Hoback

This documentary and cautionary tale will make you re-examine the way internet users willingly forfeit their privacy, intellectual property, and other civil freedoms everyday on Google, Facebook, and other free web services.

These Birds Walk

Pakistan | 2012 | 75 minutes | Bassam Tariq, Omar Mullick

The Edhi foundation, founded by humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, gets the documentary treatment in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience about a runaway child and an ambulance driver in Karachi, Pakistan. The film recently won the Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker Award at the Hot Docs Festival, and directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq were featured in Filmmaker Magazine's "The 25 New Faces of Independent Film."

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