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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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Computer Chess

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes | Andrew Bujalski

This Sundance award-winner by mumblecore comedy pioneer Andrew Bujalski was shot completely on vintage video equipment, lending it a grainy authenticity. Computer Chess returns to circa 1980, where several teams of programmers face off in the ultimate game of mathematical supremacy and the beginnings of AI are heralded with just the right amount of satirical restraint.

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

Belgium, United Kingdom, North Korea | 2012 | 83 minutes | Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Gwang Hun Kim

The first Western-financed fiction feature made entirely in North Korea, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the winning story of a young female coal miner who dreams of becoming a trapeze artist.

The Crash Reel

USA | 2013 | 109 minutes | Lucy Walker

SIFF 2013 Best Documentary: Special Jury Prize

The rise and brutal fall of world-renowned snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Battling with rival Shaun White as the Olympics approach, Pearce crashes and suffers a severe brain injury. His desire to return to snowboarding drives his recovery, but Kevin's family struggles with his selfish passion.

Little Lion

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Samuel Collardey

Brought from Senegal to France and abandoned by a cruel scam, 15-year-old Mitri’s dreams of soccer stardom seem in vain until a chance encounter with a small-time coach reignites his passion for the sport.

Storm Surfers 3D

Australia | 2012 | 95 minutes | Chris Nelius, Justin McMillan

Storm Surfers 3D places you at the very front of the surfboard on the world's craziest waves—found only in extreme conditions in the middle of the ocean—with a pair of legendary big-wave riders, all in unbelievable, heart-stopping, giant-screen 3D.

The Summit

Ireland | 2012 | 100 minutes | Nick Ryan

Chronicling the 2008 tragedy that claimed 11 adventurers hell-bent on conquering K2, the deadliest mountain in the world, this documentary attempts to answer what happened over those fateful three days utilizing found footage, interviews, and seamlessly realistic reenactments.

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.