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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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9 Full Moons

USA | 2013 | 103 minutes | Tomer Almagor

A powerful, brooding love story about the seemingly implausible relationship of two radically different personalities somehow always meant for each other. Set against the hipster music scene of Southern California with a remarkable performance from Amy Seimetz.

C.O.G.

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Kyle Patrick Alvarez

SIFF 2013 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize

This first film adaptation of David Sedaris' work is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon.

Clutter

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Diane Crespo

Laugh legend Carol Kane (Taxi, Annie Hall) headlines this ensemble comedy as an eccentric matriarch forced to clean up her act, and her obsessive hoarding, when the county health department comes calling.

The Forgotten Kingdom

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Andrew Mudge

When Atang returns to Lesotho to bury his father, he falls in love with his childhood friend Dineo and reconnects with the mystic landscape and hardships of village life he left behind.

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.

A Song Still Inside

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Gregory Collins

Unwilling to sacrifice for each other, new parents Maggie and Michael must decide whether or not they are able to set aside their budding acting careers for their offspring. An intimate exploration of evolving gender roles and the modern work/family dilemma.

Teddy Bears

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Rebecca Fishman, Thomas Beatty

Andrew, despondent over the death of his mother, and his girlfriend invite their best friends for a desert retreat of emotional healing--via a surprise therapeutic orgy. Once this absurd and troubling request is revealed, their bonds begin to fracture in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

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