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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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After Winter, Spring

France | 2012 | 74 minutes | Judith Lit

In this affectionate documentary shot over three years, a French farming community in the Périgord region struggles to uphold centuries of tradition in the face of modernity and a new Europe.

Alive and Well

USA | 2013 | 75 minutes | Josh Taft

The courage and strength of the human spirit are illuminated in this gripping documentary, which follows resilient characters coming to terms with the profound reality of living with the hereditary chronic illness known as Huntington's Disease.

Blackfish

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Spotlighting infamous bull orca Tilikum, who caused the death of three people while in captivity, this compelling documentary investigates the negative impacts of the animal entertainment world.

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.

Decoding Annie Parker

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes | Steven Bernstein

Best Actress – Samantha Morton: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

Special Benefit Screenings to support the King Lab at the Unversity of Washington - a group devoted to the understanding of inherited breast and ovarian cancer.

The Fruit Hunters

Canada | 2012 | 96 minutes | Yung Chang

Environmental docs come in all shapes and sizes, but you haven't seen any as appetizing as this sensual, seductive tribute to nature's sweetest bounty. Narrated by and featuring Bill Pullman.

Furever

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Amy Finkel

Domesticated animals are a vital part of the American family unit, but what happens after they die? Join animal owners, psychologists, and veterinarians as they discuss topics of mortality, grief, and freeze-dried pets.

The Last Ocean

New Zealand | 2012 | 88 minutes | Peter Young

Director Peter Young in attendance June 7 & June 8 screenings | Director Peter Young captures striking images of the Antarctic Ross Sea, the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, which is currently under environmental threat from our modern world.

The Last Shepherd

Italy | 2012 | 76 minutes | Marco Bonfanti

In this beautiful and touching documentary, Renato Zucchelli, the last shepherd in Lombardi, Italy, hopes to share the wonders of his work by parading his flock into nearby Milan.

More Than Honey

Germany | 2012 | 90 minutes | Markus Imhoof

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia—more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

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