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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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About 111 Girls

Iraq | 2012 | 79 minutes | Bijan Zmanpira, Nahid Ghobadi

In this charming, satirical road trip movie an Iranian diplomat travels Kurdistan in response to a letter threatening the collective suicide of 111 young women if they are not provided with eligible suitors. Visually stunning with dreamlike reveries and absurd Beckett-esque humor.

Before Snowfall

Norway | 2012 | 105 minutes | Hisham Zaman

When his older sister Nermin flees an arranged marriage, Siyar tracks her from Kurdistan to Istanbul where a fateful encounter with a young girl creates cracks in his resolve. A dazzling drama that tackles notions of loyalty, dignity, honor, and love. 

Capturing Dad

Japan | 2012 | 74 minutes | Ryota Nakano

What started out as an adventure of two young girls to reconnect with their long lost dad becomes a journey of self-discovery, reconciliation, growth, and love.

Crystal Fairy

Chile | 2013 | 98 minutes | Sebastian Silva

Set against Chile’s Atacama Desert, Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann headline this wild and psychedelic comedy about a drug-addled American and a neo-hippie searching for a hallucinatory cactus.

Flight of the Storks

France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen

This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.

Go Grandriders

Taiwan | 2012 | 75 minutes | Tien-hau Hua

This box office smash from Taiwan follows 17 senior citizens who travel the island by scooter, delighting in the journey and their own achievement all the way.

Just Like a Woman

United Kingdom | 2012 | 90 minutes | Rachid Bouchareb

Two Chicago women—one on the run from the law, the other from her cheating husband—head to Santa Fe to compete in a renowned belly dancing competition.

The Kampala Story

Uganda | 2012 | 62 minutes | Donald Mugisha, Kasper Bisgaard

Apio, a 14-year-old Karamojong girl, and her mother run their household on money wired from her father who works in the capital of Uganda. When the money transfers stop, Apio must travel alone to the big city in search of her father. North American Premiere

Prince Avalanche

USA | 2013 | 94 minutes | David Gordon Green

Stern, meditative Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's insecure brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), spend the summer together repainting traffic lines on country highway in this exquisitely crafted existential odd-couple comedy, a true return for David Gordon Green to the style of his early indie films George Washington and All the Real Girls.

The Rocket

Australia | 2013 | 96 minutes | Kim Mordaunt

Set in lush, rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. With help from his friend Kia and uncle Purple, he builds a giant rocket to compete in the dangerous Rocket Festival.

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