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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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9 Full Moons

USA | 2013 | 103 minutes | Tomer Almagor

A powerful, brooding love story about the seemingly implausible relationship of two radically different personalities somehow always meant for each other. Set against the hipster music scene of Southern California with a remarkable performance from Amy Seimetz.

Afternoon Delight

USA | 2013 | 108 minutes | Jill Soloway

An attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper, it calls her own staid existence into question, in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

USA | 2013 | 105 minutes | David Lowery

A big award-winner at Sundance and a hit at Cannes, a rare honor for an American film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints features young outlaws Bob (Casey Affleck) and Ruth (Rooney Mara) torn apart after a shootout lands Bob in prison. Palm Springs "Director to Watch" David Lowery has been compared to Terrence Malick and Robert Altman for this gorgeously poetic romance-cum-western crime saga.

Ali

Spain | 2012 | 86 minutes | Paco R. Baños

In this delightfully quirky coming-of-age comedy, 18-year-old Ali is afraid of driving and of falling in love, which gets complicated when Julio comes on the scene. Ages 13+

Belleville Baby

Sweden | 2013 | 76 minutes | Mia Engberg

Through home movies and spoken memories, director Mia Engberg reconstructs her bohemian love life with a charismatic drug dealer when he wants to reconnect after eight years in prison.

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Belgium | 2013 | 100 minutes | Felix van Groeningen

Set to a fantastic bluegrass soundtrack, tattooist Elise and America-obsessed cowboy Didier fall in love, only to later have their happiness tested when their daughter falls ill. Based on the play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels.

Bypass

Spain | 2012 | 94 minutes | Aitor Mazo, Patxo Telleria

In this comedy of errors, Xavi pretends to reciprocate the romantic longings of Maria in order to cheer her up following a diagnosis of a terminal illness. But when her health improves, Xavi must balance this new relationship with that of his girlfriend.

Fanie Fourie's Lobola

South Africa | 2013 | 90 minutes | Henk Pretorius

Best Film: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

After Fanie takes Dinky, a strong Zulu woman, to his Afrikaans family wedding, the two find an unexpectedly fun cross-cultural romance. But in order to marry Dinky, Fanie must negotiate to pay Lobola (a South African dowry).

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.

The Forgotten Kingdom

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Andrew Mudge

When Atang returns to Lesotho to bury his father, he falls in love with his childhood friend Dineo and reconnects with the mystic landscape and hardships of village life he left behind.

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