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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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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.

Opening Night Gala: Much Ado About Nothing

USA | 2012 | 109 Minutes | Joss Whedon

Director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend – May 16

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. After the film, celebrate with SIFF at our legendary gala party, featuring hors d'oeuvres, desserts, complimentary cocktails, and dancing!

Papadopoulos & Sons

United Kingdom | 2012 | 105 minutes | Marcus Markou

Kirkland Opening Night | Reception precedes the screening at 6pm. – May 30

In this robust British comedy a Greek Londoner loses it all in the latest economic crash—everything except a derelict fish-and-chip shop, co-owned by his estranged brother. As the family pulls together, the film's charm makes it hard to resist.

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.

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.

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.

Safety Last!

USA | 1923 | 67 minutes | Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

A store clerk (Harold Lloyd) organizes a contest to climb the outside of a 12-story building, and ends up dangling from a skyscraper in this 1923 silent romantic comedy classic. All ages

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+

Spud 2: The Madness Continues

South Africa | 2013 | 90 minutes | Donovan Marsh

Spud is still marching slowly toward puberty as a sophomore at a South African boarding school. While he's no longer the youngest in school, that's not going to save him from the challenges of growing up. John Cleese returns in this spectacular sequel. Ages 13+

Teddy Bears

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Rebecca Fishman, Thomas Beatty

Andrew, despondent over the death of his mother, and his girlfriend invite their best friends for a desert retreat of emotional healing--via a surprise therapeutic orgy. Once this absurd and troubling request is revealed, their bonds begin to fracture in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

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