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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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Furever

Director Amy Finkel scheduled to attend | May 18

Domesticated animals are a vital part of the American family unit, but what happens after they die? Join animal owners, psychologists, and veterinarians as they discuss topics of mortality, grief, and freeze-dried pets.

Schedule
May 18, 2013
Saturday
6:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 19, 2013
Sunday
11:00 AM Harvard Exit Date has passed
June 9, 2013
Sunday
6:30 PM Egyptian Theatre Date has passed

In 2012 alone, the 62% of Americans who own pets spent $52.9 billion on them. Furever not only shows us the outlandish ways pet owners can contribute to this sum of money, but also offers an intimate look into why this investment is profound. Weaving interviews with pet mourners, veterinarians, scientists, academics, and undertakers, this documentary looks beyond the meaning of these precious creatures and investigates how the act of memorializing them is distinctly human. In imagery that is at once striking and meditative, director Amy Finkel visually explores the fine line between our perception of meaning and lifelessness. Furever is a sober spectacle with something for everyone as it explores practices such as taxidermy, mummification, and cloning; drawing on themes of death, spirituality, industry, mental health, popular perception, and money.

Director Biography
Amy Finkel is an American designer, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and writer. She teaches web design and documentary filmmaking at both NYU and the Parsons School of Design, and created the web design agency Sailor Beware.

Sponsored in part by Deborah Person, MarQueen Hotel

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They Look Right Through You

Whether a cat person or a dog person, you probably think you have some kind of relationship with your pet. But does your pet feel the same way?
Director: Amy Finkel
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 80 minutes
Producer: Amy Finkel
Screenplay: Amy Finkel, Clare Lyell, Lila Place
Cinematographers: Gregg de Domenico
Editors: Lila Place, Amy Finkel
Music: Tyler Sargent
Website: http://www.fureverfilm.com
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
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