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.
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: