Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" to kick off SIFF Festival in May

This weekend Seattle filmmaker (and Seattle magazine Spotlight Award winner) Lynn Shelton presents her lovely new film, Your Sister’s Sister, at the Sundance Film Festival. Or at least, she’s trying to­—according to her Facebook page, she’s currently still stuck at SeaTac and may miss her big moment altogether, which is terrible!

But on the bright side, today SIFF announced that Your Sister’s Sister will be the festival's opening night film (May 17)! This is exciting news for local audiences, who’ll get to see the film without having to wait for a wider release, and also a huge honor for Shelton, as this is the first time a locally produced and shot film has opened the SIFF Festival since… ever! Kudos to the SIFF staff for going locavore on opening night, and huge congrats to Lynn. We really, really hope she isn't still sitting on the tarmac at SeaTac.