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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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Tito on Ice

Germany | 2012 | 76 minutes | Helena Ahonen, Max Andersson

This surreal, partially animated documentary follows two Swedish comic book artists on a road trip through the former Yugoslavia with the mummified remains of Marshal Tito. Their goal: promote their book Bosnian Flat Dog, published by Seattle's own Fantagraphics Books.

Town Hall

USA | 2013 | 74 minutes | Jamila Wignot, Sierra Pettengill

Impartial but politically volatile, Town Hall follows two years in the lives of Central Pennsylvania citizens Katy and John, two Tea Party activists determined to restore the United States to its former glory.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

USA | 2013 | 92 minutes | Bill Siegel

Brash boxer Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) burst into the American consciousness in the early 1960s, just ahead of the Civil Rights movement. This film reveals the perfect storm of race, religion, and politics that shaped one of the most recognizable figures in sports history.

Twenty Feet from Stardom

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Morgan Neville

Best Documentary: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

 A breakout audience favorite at Sundance, Twenty Feet from Stardom follows several gifted backup singers living in the shadows of superstardom. Their work charted the rise of the modern pop vocal sound from the gospel tradition to the more impassioned sounds of the turbulent '60s. Special guests Tata Vega and Merry Clayton will each perform a song following the movie (Centerpiece Gala screening only)!

Unhung Hero

USA | 2013 | 84 minutes | Brian Spitz

Patrick Moote is searching the globe to see if size really matters after his girlfriend dumps him because of his small penis. This bizarre documentary not only provides regular laughs, but also analyzes how different cultures view sex, and what exactly is ideal between the sheets around the world.

Valentine Road

USA | 2013 | 88 minutes | Marta Cunningham

A heartfelt, harrowing, and even-handed exploration of the complex issues surrounding the tragic 2008 hate crime shooting of 15-year-old Larry King and the troubled 14-year-old shooter. A stirring pro-tolerance account that is as shocking as it is revelatory.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

USA | 2013 | 130 minutes | Alex Gibney

Oscar®-winning documentarian Alex Gibney presents the gripping story of the rise and fall of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, its mysterious and charismatic founder Julian Assange, and U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, the man responsible for the largest leak of classified documents ever released to the public.

A World Not Ours

Lebanon | 2012 | 93 minutes | Mahdi Fleifel

Funny, nostalgic, and uniquely engaging, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel offers an intimate portrait of the Lebanese refugee camp of Ain El Helweh, and how the camp's residents invest the World Cup series with their own ideas of home, community, victory and hope.

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