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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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Storm Surfers 3D

Australia | 2012 | 95 minutes | Chris Nelius, Justin McMillan

Storm Surfers 3D places you at the very front of the surfboard on the world's craziest waves—found only in extreme conditions in the middle of the ocean—with a pair of legendary big-wave riders, all in unbelievable, heart-stopping, giant-screen 3D.

Tai Chi Hero

China | 2012 | 100 minutes | Stephen Fung

This fantastic sequel to Tai Chi Zero follows the larger-than-life adventures of Yang Luchan, who must use his fiancée's kung fu lessons to protect his family from an invading horde of steampunk soldiers.

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.

The Land of Hope

Japan | 2012 | 133 minutes | Sion Sono

Based on the events following the 2011 Tōhoku disaster, a multigenerational rural family is forced to make impossible choices and painful decisions in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and the resulting nuclear fallout.

Thérèse

France | 2012 | 110 minutes | Claude Miller

Audrey Tautou stars as a depressed suburban housewife whose desire for culture and freedom takes a violent turn in this tense drama based on François Mauriac's acclaimed and provocative 1927 novel.

Together

Taiwan | 2012 | 114 minutes | Hsu Chao-Jen

In this Amelie-esque romantic drama from Taiwan, 17-year-old high schooler Xiao Yang clandestinely attempts to cure his family and friends of their romantic and professional woes.

Twin Peaks - The Pilot

USA | 1990 | 94 minutes | David Lynch

The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

Two Lives

Germany | 2012 | 97 minutes | Georg Maas

A former East German spy in Norway has built a family life around a fake identity. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, her happy existence is threatened in this gripping story of trauma, intrigue, and espionage.

Two Mothers

Australia | 2013 | 100 minutes | Anne Fontaine

Based on a novella by Doris Lessing, this gripping tale of love, lust, and the power of friendship, Two Mothers charts the unconventional and passionate affairs embarked upon by two lifelong friends, Lil and Roz, who fall in love with each other's sons.

Two Weddings and a Funeral

South Korea | 2012 | 108 minutes | Kimjho Gwan-soo

Hoping to avoid the shame and scorn of their traditional families, gay man Min-soo and his lesbian co-worker Hyo-jin decide to tie the knot in this uproarious and flamboyant comedy.

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