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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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Dirty Wars

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Richard Rowley

Richard Rowley offers a devastating indictment of the covert wars sponsored by the United States government. Based on the investigative reporting of Jeremy Scahill, this documentary sheds light on the darkest secrets of American history.

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

USA | 2012 | 98 minutes | Brad Bernstein

A smattering of 20th century history and original animation illuminate the story of Tomi Ungerer, whose children’s books, provocative political art, and erotica are all served with a dose of dark humor, hilarious frankness, and memories of Nazi occupation.

The Final Member

Canada | 2012 | 75 minutes | Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

Join Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson, founder and head of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, on his quest to find a donor of the final member that will complete his collection: the human penis.

Forbidden Voices

Switzerland | 2012 | 96 minutes | Barbara Miller

Despite constant resistance, influential cyber feminists from Cuba, China, and Iran keep blogging about abuses in their countries. Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan, and Farnaz Seifi courageously write about political issues under increasing scrutiny from their governments and at the risk of their own lives.

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.

Go Grandriders

Taiwan | 2012 | 75 minutes | Tien-hau Hua

This box office smash from Taiwan follows 17 senior citizens who travel the island by scooter, delighting in the journey and their own achievement all the way.

The Human Scale

Denmark | 2012 | 83 minutes | Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Danish architect Jan Gehl examines the true cost of the “megacity”—gleaming and highly populated urban sprawls he believes have pushed us further and further away from honest human interaction.

Kink

USA | 2013 | 79 minutes | Christina Voros

James Franco produced this sex-positive look at porn and BDSM filmmakers who work for the San Francisco-based Kink.com, the largest producer of bondage pornography in the world.

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.

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