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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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Five Dances

A coming out tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City (Ryan Steele, Broadway's Newsies, West Side Story, and 2013 multi-Tony Nominee Matilda), Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in New York's downtown contemporary dance world.

Schedule
May 9, 2013 10:00 AM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 17, 2013 7:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 18, 2013 1:30 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed

Recently arrived from Kansas thanks to a ballet scholarship, Chip (Ryan Steele, lead dancer in the 2013 multi-Tony nominee Matilda) hopes that his years of hard training haven’t been all for naught. Joining a small SOHO-based modern dance troupe, Chip soon discovers that a dancer’s career and personal life are inseparable, their experiences and romances paralleling the challenges of artistic expression. Structured around a five-section dance and set mostly in the troupe’s rehearsal space, this is a raw, real, and refreshing examination of the politics of movement. Featuring kinetic energy from the likes of New York’s finest dancers (Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy) and choreographed by the famed Jonah Bokaer.

Director Biography
Alan Brown is a filmmaker and writer, best known for penning the novel Audrey Hepburn's Neck, and for his films Private Romeo, Superheroes, Book of Love and the Sundance-selected short film O'Beautiful.

Sponsored in part by Here Media, Ingeniux

Director: Alan Brown
Principal Cast: Ryan Steele, Kimiye Corwin, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Luke Murphy
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 85 minutes
Producer: Tracy Utley, Agathe David-Weill
Screenplay: Alan Brown
Cinematographers: Derek Mckane
Editors: Jarrah Gurrie
Music: Nicholas Wright
Website: http://www.fivedancesthemovie.com/
Filmography: Private Romeo (2011); Superheroes (2007); Book of Love (2004)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: TLA Releasing
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