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    'The Bling Ring,' 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'The Way, Way Back,' and More Set for 2013 Seattle International Film Festival

    The Seattle International Film Festival has set its massive full lineup for this year's 39th Annual event, including the North American Premiere of Sofia Coppola's Un Certain Regard entry "The Bling Ring," which has been set as the closing night film for the festival. This year's festival will inclu...

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    Exclusive: Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado' To Open Seattle International Film Festival

    In an exclusive to Indiewire, the Seattle International Film Festival has announced that Joss Whedon's black-and-white modern take on William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is locked in to open the 39th edition of the event on May 16, with Whedon and the cast in tow. The romantic comedy, whi...

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    EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Military Thriller 'Allegiance' Starring Bow Wow and 'Fringe's' Seth Gabel

    Seth Gabel, Aidan Quinn, Pablo Schreiber, Zachary Booth, Malik Yoba and hip-hop star Bow Wow star in writer-director Michael Connors' military thriller "Allegiance," which will have its world premiere June 8 at the Seattle International Film Festival. With a tagline of "War beg...

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    Seattle International Film Festival Sets Lineup

    The Seattle International Film Festival announced its full lineup representing 75 countries with screenings of 273 feature films and 187 shorts.

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    'Your Sister's Sister' To Open Seattle International Film Festival

    Lynn Shelton's romantic comedy "Your Sister's Sister," starring Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt, will open the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival (May 17 - June 10). This marks the first time the festival has kicked off with a locally produced film by a local filmmaker.

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    Seattle International Film Festival Plans to Reopen Historic Theater

    The Seattle International Film Festival has acquired the historic Uptown Theater in the Northwest city's Queen Anne neighborhood. The "theater will re-open to the public beginning October 20, 2011 in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the new SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center, ushering in a new...

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    Seattle Fest Announces Its Jury Prizes: "Hot Coffee," "To Be Heard," and "Gandu" Among the Winners

    The Seattle International Film Festival completed its 37th year with an awards ceremony at the Space Needle this morning, where it announced the Competition and Golden Space Needle Audience Awards. Top winners included “Q” Kaushik Mukherjee's "Gandu," from India, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best New Director. The film premiered earlier this year at the Slamdance Film Festival. Susan Saladoff's Sundance entry "Hot Coffee" won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, while the high school poetry slam documentary "To Be Heard" and the fishing industry exposé "Sushi: The Global Catch" won special jury prizes. Spanish director Emilio Arag...

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    SIFF REVIEW | A Bromance With Old People: Taylor Guterson's "Old Goats"

    In the first few minutes of Taylor Guterson's "Old Goats," writer-director Taylor Guterson's debut feature has the appearance of a documentary, mainly because the matching of the scenario and the tone are so unfamiliar in narrative cinema. With an upbeat soundtrack to set the mood, Guterson shows an elderly man discussing his sailing plans to a roomful to peers. Another man only slightly younger begins the narrate the story. The vibe is light and playful. Here's the disconnect: Scripted American movies usually require young faces to please the requisite financiers. "Old Goats" has none of those faces, but it still adopts the familiar mold of ...

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    Is the Secret to Better Short Films Inside Seattle's Fly Filmmaking Challenge?

    The Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Filmmaking Challenge sounds like a well-meaning recipe for disaster: The festival selects a handful of local filmmakers and give them the tools to churn out short films in three days.

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    37th Seattle International Film Festival Announces Galas, Tribute Events and Special Presentations

    The 37th Seattle International Film Festival has announced its lineup of galas, tribute events and special presentations. The festival will open with a gala and screening of Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader," feature a centerpiece gala and viewing of Philippe Le Guay's "Service Entrance," and clo...

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