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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 Punk Singer

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Sini Anderson

Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision presented by Women in Film/Seattle

Feminism, punk music, and rare archival footage slam together in this blazing history of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), featuring interviews including Joan Jett and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.

The Spectacular Now

USA | 2013 | 95 minutes | James Ponsoldt

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize

When good girl Aimee finds party boy Sutter passed out on her lawn, each of them get their worlds rocked in ways that will profoundly affect both of their lives in this sincere and refreshingly unaffected look at teenagers. Smartly adapted from Tim Tharp's best-selling novel. Ages 15+

Still Mine

Canada | 2012 | 102 minutes | Michael McGowan

Best Actor – James Cromwell: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man's determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife. Veterans James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold are nothing short of magnificent as they mine the subtext in the story of a couple with a deep and complicated past.

Twenty Feet from Stardom

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Morgan Neville

Best Documentary: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

 A breakout audience favorite at Sundance, Twenty Feet from Stardom follows several gifted backup singers living in the shadows of superstardom. Their work charted the rise of the modern pop vocal sound from the gospel tradition to the more impassioned sounds of the turbulent '60s. Special guests Tata Vega and Merry Clayton will each perform a song following the movie (Centerpiece Gala screening only)!

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