5/8/2014 | SIFF Cinema
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SEATTLE -- May 8, 2014 -- In a surprise addition to its 2014 lineup, the Seattle International Film Festival welcomes a new film by SIFF favorite Clark Gregg. Trust Me, a biting satire about life in Hollywood and the struggle to keep dreams of greatness alive, features Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy along with leading man and writer-director Gregg.  

Well-loved as an actor on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and The Avengers, and widely known as a frequent collaborator with Joss Whedon, Gregg brought his directorial debut, Choke, to SIFF 2008 after winning the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast at the Sundance Film Festival. Gregg adaptedChoke from the eponymous 2001 work of transgressive fiction by Chuck Palahniuk.

He also graced the SIFF red carpet on Opening Night in 2013 with the cast of Much Ado About Nothing, in which he portrayed Leonato, the uncle of Beatrice, and participated in a lively post-screening panel discussion with director Joss Whedon and fellow cast members Alexis Denisov, Amy Acker, and Nathan Fillion.

"I jumped at the chance to return to Seattle with Trust Me," says Gregg. "I was shown such a warm welcome as part of the Much Ado crew in 2013; Seattle really is a special place with a vibrant and inquisitive film-loving community."  Trust Me stars Gregg at the head of an outstanding ensemble, which includes Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, "Desperate Housewives"); Allison Janney (JunoAmerican BeautyDrop Dead Gorgeous); William H. Macy (The SessionsPleasantvilleFargo); Amanda Peet (2012IdentityThe Whole Nine Yards); Sam Rockwell (The Way Way BackMoonThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy); and Molly Shannon (Never Been Kissed, "Glee," "Saturday Night Live"). Trust Me will appear in select theaters June 6th, and is available now on demand & iTunes.

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Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 100,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 11,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.