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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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A Song Still Inside

Director Gregory Collins scheduled to attend | May 30 & May 31

Unwilling to sacrifice for each other, new parents Maggie and Michael must decide whether or not they are able to set aside their budding acting careers for their offspring. An intimate exploration of evolving gender roles and the modern work/family dilemma.

Schedule
May 30, 2013
Thursday
8:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 31, 2013
Friday
4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Writer-director Gregory Collins (Thokozani) brings a degree of authenticity and empathy to A Song Still Inside that infuses his characters with a spark of reality seldom seen in narrative filmmaking. As the story of Michael and Maggie unfolds, the audience begins to understand the motivations behind their sometimes difficult-to-fathom decisions, revealing Collins' deep connection to his characters and their struggles. Becoming a new parent while trying to launch your career is a daunting task for most people. But, when Michael (Rodrigo Lopresti) and Maggie (Susan Highsmith) both have opportunities that may finally cement their careers in the creative arts, they're faced with a dilemma that offers no easy solution. With neither of them willing to sacrifice their big break, they each embark on a series of potentially destructive decisions that explore the nature not only of what it means to be in a relationship, but also of how that dynamic evolves when a child is added to the equation. Leads Susan Highsmith and Rodrigo Lopresti bring life and depth to writer-director Gregory Collins' portrait of young parents in conflict. In doing so, they explore ages-old questions about the nature of sacrifice, parenthood, and inter-generational relationships.

Director Biography
Born and raised in Kenya, Gregory has worked in film and film production for over ten years on films including Infamous, Sin City, The Quiet, and Elvis & Anabelle. Gregory co-wrote and co-produced Melvin, a 2010 IFP Narrative Lab selection, which is a tense character study about a young man coming undone. Gregory was selected to pitch his script High Context, a 2012 Sundance Screenwriters Lab semifinalist, at IFP’s 2011 Script to Screen Conference. A Song Still Inside is Gregory’s first feature film.

Sponsored in part by Ingeniux

Director: Gregory Collins
Principal Cast: Rodrigo Lopresti, Susan Highsmith
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 85 minutes
Producer: Patricia Beaury, Rodrigo Lopresti
Screenplay: Gregory Collins
Cinematographers: Eun-ah Lee
Website: Film Website
Filmography: Thokozani (2010)
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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