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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.

Celebrate great new films and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dancing with other cinephiles at our Galas, Parties and Events throughout the Festival!

Decoding Annie Parker

Best Actress – Samantha Morton: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes

Special Benefit Screenings to support the King Lab at the Unversity of Washington - a group devoted to the understanding of inherited breast and ovarian cancer.

The Bling Ring: Closing Night Gala

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes

Ripped from the headlines, five celebrity-obsessed teenagers barrel through the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles, illegally pilfering the goods of the rich and famous, in Sofia Coppola's bitingly funny satire with a razor-sharp edge.

An Afternoon with Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway presents The Death of Cinema following a screening of his new film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

120 minutes

Peter Greenaway, the iconoclastic genius behind such astonishing films as The Draughtsman's Contract, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The Pillow Book, and Goltzius and the Pelican Company, provides a premise and a challenge in his upcoming forum: is the contemporary cinema's dependence on text leading to the death of cinema?

Populaire

Saturday Night Film & Party | Party at Il Fornaio with fashion by Oska follows the screening.

France | 2012 | 111 minutes

Rose is a terrible secretary but a fantastic typist, so her boss resolves to make her the fastest typist in the world. Set in 1958, this French rom-com combines a Mad Men aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.

Opening Night Gala: Much Ado About Nothing

Director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend

USA | 2012 | 109 Minutes

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. After the film, celebrate with SIFF at our legendary gala party, featuring hors d'oeuvres, desserts, complimentary cocktails, and dancing!

Opening Night Red Carpet Experience

May 16, 2013

Celebrate our Opening Night Gala featuring Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing in style!

Brotherton Champions

Every month, Brotherton Community Champions honors someone who is striving to make a difference in the community.

Papadopoulos & Sons

Kirkland Opening Night | Reception precedes the screening at 6pm.

United Kingdom | 2012 | 105 minutes

In this robust British comedy a Greek Londoner loses it all in the latest economic crash—everything except a derelict fish-and-chip shop, co-owned by his estranged brother. As the family pulls together, the film's charm makes it hard to resist.

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)

Twenty Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes

 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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