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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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Paraguay | 2012 | 105 minutes | Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori

A teenage delivery boy working in an illegal Paraguayan market must dodge thieves, rival gangs, and the police when he is offered $100 to transport a load of mysterious-and highly sought-after-crates to the edge of town. Ages 15+

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

USA | 2013 | 105 minutes | David Lowery

A big award-winner at Sundance and a hit at Cannes, a rare honor for an American film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints features young outlaws Bob (Casey Affleck) and Ruth (Rooney Mara) torn apart after a shootout lands Bob in prison. Palm Springs "Director to Watch" David Lowery has been compared to Terrence Malick and Robert Altman for this gorgeously poetic romance-cum-western crime saga.

¡Atraco!

Spain | 2012 | 116 minutes | Eduard Cortés

Set in Franco-controlled 1955 Spain, this colorful and freewheeling true-life heist thriller follows a bevy of agents, criminals, and police officers in their attempts to get their hands on Eva Perón's famed jewels.

Byzantium

United Kingdom | 2012 | 118 minutes | Neil Jordan

Academy Award® winner Neil Jordan returns to vampire lore with this stylish and haunting gothic thriller about an ageless mother and daughter who reside at the Byzantium Hotel, charming their prey while hiding from a narrow-minded order of ancient ones.

Cold War

Hong Kong | 2012 | 102 minutes | Longman Leung, Sunny Luk

After a high-tech police van is hijacked off Hong Kong's gleaming streets, two Deputy Commissioners clash over how to handle the crisis. Tense, thrilling and sleekly lensed, Cold War offers a politically tinged cop drama that's suspenseful from start to finish.

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.

Doch (The Daughter)

Russia | 2012 | 110 minutes | Alexander Kasatkin, Natalia Nazarova

A hauntingly beautiful crime drama with Dostoevskian overtones in which a serial killer targets teen girls in a small town. Forces of faith, law, and paternalism collide with a young woman's awakening, in spite of the ominous circumstances.

Drug War

Hong Kong | 2012 | 107 minutes | Johnny To

In this dynamic chase film from action master Johnnie To, inspector Zhang goes deep undercover to take down a notorious drug cartel, only to find himself in a pawn between the drug lord and his chief manufacturer.

The East

USA | 2013 | 116 minutes | Zal Batmanglij

Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgård star in this taut thriller—produced by Tony and Ridley Scott—about a corporate spy infiltrating an anarchist collective.

Epic

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Chris Wedge

A teenager finds herself aligned with a rag-tag group of characters in a battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil in this 3D fantasy adventure based on William Joyce’s children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.

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