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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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Middleton

USA | 2013 | 99 minutes | Adam Rodgers

Two wildly different parents meet and fall in love while taking their kids on a college tour, proving it's not only teenagers who find themselves when they go off to college.

Mutual Friends

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Matthew Watts

Mutual Friends follows the romantic entanglements of young New Yorkers in love as complications ensue at a surprise party over fancy cocktails, individual bags of chips, and an unusual cake.

Out in the Dark

Israel | 2012 | 96 minutes | Michael Mayer

When closeted gay Palestinian student Nimr falls in love with Roy, an out Israeli lawyer, their relationship is tested by the politically fraught turmoil of their respective homelands.

Pit Stop

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Yen Tan

The parallel stories of two gay men are told in this exploration of the complex and often overlooked lives of gay men in small-town, rural America.

Populaire

France | 2012 | 111 minutes | Régis Roinsard

Saturday Night Film & Party | Party at Il Fornaio with fashion by Oska follows the screening. – May 18

Rose is a terrible secretary but a fantastic typist, so her boss resolves to make her the fastest typist in the world. Set in 1958, this French rom-com combines a Mad Men aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.

Port of Shadows

France | 1938 | 91 minutes | Marcel Carné

In legendary filmmaker Marcel Carné's classic 1938 crime drama, army deserter Jean gets wrapped up in sordid romance and vicious blackmail in a French port city. A masterpiece of cinematography and characterization.

Putzel

USA | 2012 | 88 minutes | Jason Chaet

Walter "Putzel" Himmelstein grew up in his family's smoked fish emporium in Manhattan. He never left home, content to live the rest of his life without leaving the Upper West Side—ever!—that is, until he meets Sally in this bittersweet romantic comedy.

A Shape of Error

USA | 2012 | 73 minutes | Abigail Child

Shot with a 16mm camera and cast without professional actors, this intimate portrayal is an imaginary home movie about nineteenth-century poet Percy Shelley and his wife, the novelist and author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.

A Song Still Inside

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Gregory Collins

Unwilling to sacrifice for each other, new parents Maggie and Michael must decide whether or not they are able to set aside their budding acting careers for their offspring. An intimate exploration of evolving gender roles and the modern work/family dilemma.

The Spectacular Now

USA | 2013 | 95 minutes | James Ponsoldt

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize

When good girl Aimee finds party boy Sutter passed out on her lawn, each of them get their worlds rocked in ways that will profoundly affect both of their lives in this sincere and refreshingly unaffected look at teenagers. Smartly adapted from Tim Tharp's best-selling novel. Ages 15+

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