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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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Scrapper

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Brady Hall

Hollis Wallace, whose career as a Seattle metal scrapper allows him to support his sick mother, finds his routine challenged when he meets an 18-year-old runaway with her own troubles.

Television

Bangladesh | 2012 | 106 minutes | Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Amin Patowary, a religious fundamentalist, is the leader of his small water-locked Bangladeshi village. He won't allow his people to have access to television or other technology. But trouble brews when the schoolteacher buys a television in this satirical folktale.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

USA | 2013 | 79 minutes | Cullen Hoback

This documentary and cautionary tale will make you re-examine the way internet users willingly forfeit their privacy, intellectual property, and other civil freedoms everyday on Google, Facebook, and other free web services.

Test

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Chris Mason Johnson

San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.

Town Hall

USA | 2013 | 74 minutes | Jamila Wignot, Sierra Pettengill

Impartial but politically volatile, Town Hall follows two years in the lives of Central Pennsylvania citizens Katy and John, two Tea Party activists determined to restore the United States to its former glory.

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.

Valentine Road

USA | 2013 | 88 minutes | Marta Cunningham

A heartfelt, harrowing, and even-handed exploration of the complex issues surrounding the tragic 2008 hate crime shooting of 15-year-old Larry King and the troubled 14-year-old shooter. A stirring pro-tolerance account that is as shocking as it is revelatory.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

USA | 2013 | 130 minutes | Alex Gibney

Oscar®-winning documentarian Alex Gibney presents the gripping story of the rise and fall of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, its mysterious and charismatic founder Julian Assange, and U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, the man responsible for the largest leak of classified documents ever released to the public.

A World Not Ours

Lebanon | 2012 | 93 minutes | Mahdi Fleifel

Funny, nostalgic, and uniquely engaging, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel offers an intimate portrait of the Lebanese refugee camp of Ain El Helweh, and how the camp's residents invest the World Cup series with their own ideas of home, community, victory and hope.

Youth

France | 2012 | 75 minutes | Justine Malle

From the daughter of legendary French auteur Louis Malle, this debut weaves an autobiographical account of her father succumbing to a fatal disease just as she is finding love at the age of 20.

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