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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.

Town Hall

Directors Sierra Pettengill and Jamilia Wignot scheduled to attend | May 31 & June 1

Impartial but politically volatile, Town Hall follows two years in the lives of Central Pennsylvania citizens Katy and John, two Tea Party activists determined to restore the United States to its former glory.

Schedule
May 31, 2013
Friday
7:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed
June 1, 2013
Saturday
2:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center Date has passed

Modern conservatism has gone through a major overhaul since 2008 election, and no movement epitomizes that shift more than the American Tea party. Ostensibly focused on concepts of limited government and Constitutional originalism, it emerged in 2009 as a force to be reckoned with. To some, the party seems a patriotic rallying cry to restore the United States to its former glory, but to many others it's nothing more than an ignorant, irrational, Koch Brothers-sponsored sham. Town Hall sets out to examine this political phenomenon by spending two years with Katy and John, two Central Pennsylvania citizens who feel that the Obama administration has altered their beloved country beyond recognition. From political rallies to their home lives and places of worship, directors Sierra Pettengill and Jamila Wignot are granted full access into the lives of this pair of Tea party activists, resulting in an impartial but volatile glimpse into the fluctuations of American political thought.

Director Biography
Jamila Wignot is an American documentary producer and director who was worked on very different topics, from poetry to the devastating 1911 Triangle Waist Company fire. She has also worked on PBS programs including Reconstruction The Second Civil War. Her 2008 film Walt Whitman, was nominated for an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. Sierra Pettengill is an American producer and director. Her last production, Cutie and the Boxer, was at Sundance in 2013 and is playing at SIFF this year. She has also worked with PBS and HBO as an associate producer, and with Jamila Wignot on Triangle Fire.

Sponsored in part by KPLU

Director: Jamila Wignot, Sierra Pettengill
Premiere Status: World
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 74 minutes
Producer: Sierra Pettengill, Jamila Wignot
Cinematographers: Zachary Henzerling
Editors: Cindy Lee
Music: Erik Carlson, Area C
Website: http://www.townhallfilm.com/
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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