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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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Frances Ha

USA | 2012 | 86 minutes | Noah Baumbach

Frances, a post-college aspiring dancer, struggles after her best friend falls in love and moves out. In the vein of television's Girls, Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) treats his characters candidly but lovingly, as they work to become adults in Brooklyn.

I Used to Be Darker

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Matthew Porterfield

A quietly devastating, music-infused family drama that traces the unraveling of a marriage through casually loaded conversations, elegantly framed hangout sessions, and cathartic musical performances (including two full-length original songs) by real-life troubadours Kim Taylor and Ned Oldham.

In a World...

USA | 2013 | 93 minutes | Lake Bell

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie trailer voice-overs, to pursue her secret aspiration of becoming a voiceover star. And then the real trouble begins as she becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride.

Interior. Leather Bar.

USA | 2013 | 60 minutes | James Franco, Travis Mathews

James Franco partners with gay film director Travis Mathews to recreate the sexually explicit scenes cut from the controversial 1980 film Cruising, an experiment that uses filmmaking to break down the barriers between straight and queer worlds.

The Kings of Summer

USA | 2013 | 93 minutes | Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Two teenage friends and an eccentric tag-along retreat to the woods and build a ramshackle cabin as a declaration of independence, oblivious to the panic their disappearance creates in this smart, deliriously quirky teen comedy.

Last I Heard

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | David Rodriguez

Released from federal prison after 20 years due to his ailing health, a formerly powerful New York mobster (Paul Sorvino) moves back home and attempts to reconnect with former life in this poignant Sopranos-esque character study. Starring Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nitolli, and the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri. WORLD PREMIERE

The Little Tin Man

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Matthew Perkins

Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. World Premiere

The Moment

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Jane Weinstock

Recovering mental patient and photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) investigates the disappearance of her former lover, only to find that sometimes the truth is closer to home than she ever anticipated in this twisting, sexy psychological thriller.

Mutual Friends

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Matthew Watts

Mutual Friends follows the romantic entanglements of young New Yorkers in love as complications ensue at a surprise party over fancy cocktails, individual bags of chips, and an unusual cake.

Pit Stop

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Yen Tan

The parallel stories of two gay men are told in this exploration of the complex and often overlooked lives of gay men in small-town, rural America.

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