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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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Our Nixon

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Penny Lane

SIFF 2013 Best Documentary: Grand Jury Prize

This all-archival documentary, constructed from Super8 footage shot by three White House aides (Watergate conspirators Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Chapin), creates an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency, as it has never been seen before.

The Pardon

Rwanda | 2013 | 73 minutes | Joel Karekezi

Bridging narrative simplicity and emotional depth, first-time Rwandan filmmaker Joel Karekezi showcases friends who are on opposing sides of the Rwandan genocide. Years later, they must navigate their horrific past toward an emotional future.

Red Obsession

Australia | 2012 | 75 minutes | David Roach, Warwick Ross

France's Bordeaux region is renowned for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that Oenophiles in China are buying up the limited product, causing the price of Bordeaux to skyrocket.

Remote Area Medical

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert

Remote Area Medical, about a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free healthcare to those without insurance, observes the program's volunteers and its recipients over three long days at Virginia's Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Repentant

Algeria | 2012 | 87 minutes | Merzak Allouache

Nearly a decade into the country's civil war, a young Algerian jihadist takes advantage of a national amnesty to leave the mountains and rejoin civil society. But the past is not so easily set aside. A beautifully made, deeply felt drama from a veteran director.

A Respectable Family

Iran | 2012 | 90 minutes | Massoud Bakhshi

Move over, Sopranos. A college professor returns home to Iran after 22 years—only to get embroiled in illicit dealings masterminded by his family in this post-Revolution psychological drama.

Richard III

United Kingdom | 1955 | 161 minutes | Laurence Olivier

Sir Laurence Olivier plays a murderous Richard III, who schemes to steal the throne from his brother, King Edward IV. This Shakespearean tragedy is filled with betrayal, blood, and perhaps the greatest performance of Sir Olivier's career.

Ripped From the Headlines

2013 | 99 minutes |

Iraqi vet adrenaline junkies, a Hollywood icon’s passionate crusade, and a Russian orphan’s remarkable rebirth—discover the whole story behind the headlines.

Salma

United Kingdom | 2013 | 89 minutes | Kim Longinotto

When Salma, a young aspiring poet in South India, reached puberty, her parents locked her away. Twenty-five years later, Salma has fought her way back to the outside world in this beautiful, poignant, and powerful portrait of women in India.

Sand Fishers

Mali | 2012 | 72 minutes | Samouté Andrey Diarra

Having lost their jobs due to climate change and overfishing, a group of fishermen have been dubbed Sand Fishers, and now harvest wet compact sand and gravel from the bottom of waterways for use by the construction industry.

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