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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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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.”

Putzel

USA | 2012 | 88 minutes | Jason Chaet

Walter "Putzel" Himmelstein grew up in his family's smoked fish emporium in Manhattan. He never left home, content to live the rest of his life without leaving the Upper West Side—ever!—that is, until he meets Sally in this bittersweet romantic comedy.

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.

Ripples of Desire

Taiwan | 2012 | 112 minutes | Zero Chou

Set in 17th-century Taiwan, rife with pirates, courtesans, and star-crossed lovers, the beautiful and talented ladies of the Floating Island hide a gruesome secret, in this big-budget period drama.

Short Stories

Russia | 2012 | 105 minutes | Mikhail Segal

Short Stories is about a writer and his short story manuscript that finds its way into the lives of the publishers that rejected it. The five stories are a tableau of entertaining ultra-contemporary Russian tales.

SOMM

USA | 2012 | 100 minutes | Jason Wise

SOMM is the riveting story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Fewer than 200 people in the world have ever earned the title Master Sommelier.

Together

Taiwan | 2012 | 114 minutes | Hsu Chao-Jen

In this Amelie-esque romantic drama from Taiwan, 17-year-old high schooler Xiao Yang clandestinely attempts to cure his family and friends of their romantic and professional woes.

Town Hall

USA | 2013 | 74 minutes | Jamila Wignot, Sierra Pettengill

Impartial but politically volatile, Town Hall follows two years in the lives of Central Pennsylvania citizens Katy and John, two Tea Party activists determined to restore the United States to its former glory.

Two Lives

Germany | 2012 | 97 minutes | Georg Maas

A former East German spy in Norway has built a family life around a fake identity. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, her happy existence is threatened in this gripping story of trauma, intrigue, and espionage.

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Taiwan | 2012 | 85 minutes | Hou Chi-Jan

Tung (Taiwanese heartthrob Kai Ko) works at a copy shop and is bored of his monotonous life until he discovers a drawing of a sheep on the back of one of his copies, and falls for the dreaming, eccentric girl who drew it.

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