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Here Is the Complete Lineup for the 40th Seattle International Film Festival

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 1, 2014 at 11:50AM

The Seattle International Film Festival, the largest fest in the U.S., has unveiled its complete lineup of films and events for its 40th annual edition, running May 15 through June 8.
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Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in 'All is By My Side'
Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in 'All is By My Side'

The Seattle International Film Festival, the largest fest in the U.S., has unveiled its complete lineup of films and events for its 40th annual edition, running May 15 through June 8.

Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass in 'The One I Love'
Photo by Doug Emmett Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass in 'The One I Love'

This year, SIFF will screen 440 films: 198 features (plus 4 secret films), 60 documentaries, 14 archival films, and 168 shorts, representing 83 countries. The films include 44 World premieres (20 features, 24 shorts), 30 North American premieres (22 features, 8 shorts), and 14 US premieres (8 features, 6 shorts); the Shorts Competition section has yet to be announced.

The festival opens with Hendrix biopic “JIMI: All Is By My Side,” starring Outkast's André Benjamin and written and directed by “12 Years a Slave” Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley; and closes with Charlie McDowell's twisted sci-fi romantic dramedy “The One I Love,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a couple who get a strange form of marriage therapy when they spend a weekend together at a vacation home.

Check out the entire program lineup, below, from the festival's official program notes:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.