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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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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.

Lil Bub & Friendz

USA | 2013 | 65 minutes | Andy Capper, Juliette Eisner

Lil Bub & Friendz, the doc about the cutest toothless, deformed kitty in the known universe (and potentially beyond) also features some of your favorite feline meme generators -- Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat -- and Bub's adorkable owner Mike Bridavsky.

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.

Mussels in Love

Netherlands | 2012 | 73 minutes | W.J.A. Kluijfhout

Be prepared to see shellfish erotica like you've never seen before in this documentary about the love life of the Netherlands' humble, hardy, and sexy mussel.

Our Nixon

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Penny Lane

SIFF 2013 Best Documentary: Grand Jury Prize

This all-archival documentary, constructed from Super8 footage shot by three White House aides (Watergate conspirators Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Chapin), creates an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency, as it has never been seen before.

Out of Print

USA | 2012 | 55 minutes | Vivienne Roumani

Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring interviews with Scott Turow, the late Ray Bradbury, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, and more, this is an in-depth look at the turbulent, exciting journey from the printed book through the digital revolution and modern information age.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

United Kingdom | 2012 | 134 minutes | Sophie Fiennes

This film is the fun philosophy course you wish you could have taken in college—loaded with clips from classic films, and starring sly philosophical provocateur Slavoj Zizek.

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

Russia | 2013 | 90 minutes | Maxim Pozdorovkin, Mike Lerner

This documentary tells an important story of protest, suppression, and three young women—Nadia, Masha, and Katia—members of the feminist punk-rock collective, Pussy Riot, who face years in prison for their 40-second political performance piece “Punk Prayer.”

Red Obsession

Australia | 2012 | 75 minutes | David Roach, Warwick Ross

France's Bordeaux region is renowned for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that Oenophiles in China are buying up the limited product, causing the price of Bordeaux to skyrocket.

Remote Area Medical

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert

Remote Area Medical, about a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free healthcare to those without insurance, observes the program's volunteers and its recipients over three long days at Virginia's Bristol Motor Speedway.

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