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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.

New Queer Cinema with B. Ruby Rich

4:00pm - 5:00pm (Film Center Theater)
$5 - General audience  Free - SIFF Members 

New Queer Cinema has been evolving from a fringe medium to a mainstream phenomenon—learn about its rich history and present incarnation. 

May 18, 2013 4:00 PM SIFF Film Center Date has passed

Critic, curator, journalist,and scholar B. Ruby Rich explores the phenomenal expansion of the queer cinema movement with a panel of next generation filmmakers - 20 years after first coining the phrase New Queer Cinema in the Village Voice. The influence of such mavericks as John Waters, Lizzie Borden and Derek Jarman along with the second wave of Rose Troche, Todd Haynes, Cheryl Dunye, Gus Van Sant and Greg Araki amoungst others will be explored with filmmakers from the festival.

Running Time: 60 minutes