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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 Girl With Nine Wigs

Actor Lisa Tomaschewsky and subject Sophie van der Stap scheduled to attend | June 5 & June 7

Based on the bestselling novel. 21-year-old Sophie has just started her studies when she is diagnosed with cancer. Though her world is turned upside down, nine individual wigs become Sophie's elixir of life in this true story.

Schedule
June 5, 2013 6:30 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed
June 7, 2013 3:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

At 21 years old, Sophie is a young, energetic student whose life plans are interrupted by a rare form of cancer. But with the help of nine wigs, Sophie rejects the limitations of her diagnosis, as well as the limitations of identity, as she uses each one in turn to become a different version of herself: Cute, girlish Daisy. Enigmatic, sensual Oema. Sue, who can dance and flirt the night away. Stella. Blondie. Platina. Pam. Lydia. Bebé. Sophie is no object of pity, but a person who actively determines how she engages with her new world, and how the rest of the world engages with her. Part comedy and part drama, The Girl With Nine Wigs is a candid account of a self-proclaimed holiday from cancer, a way of accepting a formidable reality while choosing not to mourn it. Based on the bestselling autobiographical book by Sophie van der Stap.

Director Biography
German director Marc Rothemund made his debut with the romantic comedy Love Scenes From Planet Earth, a film which earned him Best New Director from the 1998 Bavarian Film Awards. His 2005 film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days earned him the Best Director Award at the Berlin Film Festival and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Sponsored in part by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-Project Violet, The Safeway Foundation

Director: Marc Rothemund
Principal Cast: Lisa Tomaschewsky, Karoline Teska, David Rott, Maike Bollow, Peter Prager
Premiere Status: North America
Country: Germany
Year: 2013
Running Time: 117 minutes
Producer: Andreas Bareiß, Sven Burgemeister
Screenplay: Katharina Eyssen
Cinematographers: Martin Langer
Editors: Simon Gstöttmayr
Music: Mousse T.
Website: http://www.heute-bin-ich-blond.de/
Filmography: Men Do What They Can (2012); Single by Contract (2010); Pornorama (2007); Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005); The Duo (2003); Hope Dies Last (2001); Ants in the Pants (1999); Love Scenes From Planet Earth (1998)
Language: German
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
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