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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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A Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals with Patterson and David Hood

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Thursday, May 30
A Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals with Patterson and David Hood
Triple Door: Doors 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (all-ages)

A Band Called Death

USA | 2012 | 98 minutes | Jeff Howlett, Mark Covino

When their old demo tape is accidentally discovered in an attic, rabid internet attention leads to 1970s Detroit punk band Death’s long overdue recognition as the first black punk band and the pioneers of Afro-punk, in this electrifying rockumentary and epic family chronicle.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

USA | 2012 | 100 minutes | Drew DeNicola

An extraordinary portrait of legendary Memphis-based band Big Star with never-before-seen footage, rousing musical tributes, and in-depth interviews with members of the band and the musicians they’ve inspired.

Harana

Philippines | 2012 | 104 minutes | Benito Bautista

U.S.-based classical guitarist Florante Aguilar journeys back to his Filipino roots to search for the lost voices of harana, a traditional Filipino form of serenade. He gathers the three remaining master haranistas, bringing this fading culture back to life.

Mistaken for Strangers

USA | 2013 | 92 minutes | Tom Berninger

A film that entertainingly follows the personal journey of Tom Berninger (who doubles as the director and subject) as he goes on tour with his older brother, Matt Berninger, the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based band The National.

Muscle Shoals

USA | 2013 | 102 minutes | Greg Camalier

In a small Alabama town called Muscle Shoals, legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett gathered to create music that would later inspire the likes of Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more. Covering the history of this unlikely musical birthplace and the music that sprang from its soil. Winner of the Netflix Audience Award at Hot Docs 2013!

Peaches Does Herself

Germany | 2012 | 80 minutes | Peaches

Artist, provocateur, and electro-rock goddess Peaches brings her sensational stage show—which she calls a jukebox musical with a sex change—to the big screen for a no-holds-barred, operatic, neo-queer extravaganza channeled through the wild, pumping, sexually skewed fibers of Peaches's unstoppable imagination.

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

USA | 2012 | 107 minutes | Lian Lunson

This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.

The Maldives perform live to The Wind

USA | 1928 | 95 minutes | Victor Sjöström

Lillian Gish stars in one of MGM's last silent films. While on a visit to her cousin's ranch, Letty (Gish) is increasingly bothered by both the wind and three relentlessly aggressive suitors. New live score composed and performed by The Maldives.