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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.

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.

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.

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.

Flight of the Storks

France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen

This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.

The Guillotines

Hong Kong | 2012 | 112 minutes | Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) directs this "wuxia" extravaganza in which a fearsome Qing Dynasty assassination squad must contend with the whims of their bloodthirsty new emperor.

A Hijacking

Denmark | 2012 | 99 minutes | Tobias Lindholm

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations—and an escalating potential for explosive violence—in Tobias Lindholm's grittily authentic thriller.

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