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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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The Cleaner

Peru | 2012 | 95 minutes | Adrian Saba

During a mysterious epidemic in Perù set sometime in the near future, Eusebio cleans up after the dying. When he finds a frightened young boy who has lost his mother, he's quietly transformed in this gently haunted and affecting study of social alienation and redemption.

Dune

137 minutes | David Lynch

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against a galactic emperor and an evil nemesis to avenge his father, free their world, and to control the spice.

Moon Man

Germany | 2012 | 95 minutes | Stephan Schesch

With touches of A Cat in Paris and the films of Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, The Triplets of Belleville), and based on a book by Tomi Ungerer, this man in the moon will delight all ages.

Phase IV

USA | 1974 | 92 minutes | Saul Bass

In this visionary piece of '70s cinematic science fiction, the only feature-length film directed by the legendary Oscar®-winning graphic designer Saul Bass, two scientists wage a war against a rapidly evolving ant colony. Presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Yesterday Never Ends

Spain | 2013 | 108 minutes | Isabelle Coixet

In the vein of Alfonso Cuaron's dystopic masterpiece, Children of Men, legendary Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet (Elegy, The Secret Life of Words) visits a near future Barcelona ravished by a devastating financial crisis. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE