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‘Your Sister’s Sister’ to open Seattle fest

Lynn Shelton comedy is first locally-produced opener

The Seattle International Film Festival, the nation’s largest, has announced it will open with “Your Sister’s Sister” at a May 17. Pic marks the first locally-produced and shot film to open the fest in its 38-year history.

Directed by Lynn Shelton, one of Variety’s 10 directors to watch, “Your Sister’s Sister” revolves around three young people after a drunken night at a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. IFC Films acquired the pic after its Toronto premiere.

“Lynn Shelton has made a pitch-perfect comedy of errors, infused with the right balance of humor and pathos that I absolutely love,” said SIFF artistic director Carl Spence.

The film will also screen at Sundance, where Shelton’s film “Humpday” screened in 2009.

“It’s been wonderful to witness the evolution of Lynn Shelton’s career,” Washington Filmworks exec director Amy Lillard said. “Lynn reflects the creative genius, commitment and passion that define Washington filmmaking.” Fest runs May 17 to June 10.