Man, fuck the sun, right? It burns people, it makes plants grow (like poison oak!), and one day it will explode and leave us all to wallow in blind darkness. Do you really want to reinforce that behavior? Instead, get thee to the movies. The Seattle International Film Festival opens tonight with The Extra Man and a big-ass party at Benaroya Hall, and it continues for the next three and a half weeks with 256 features and 150 shorts in dark, cool, blissfully sunless theaters. Topics include: Hugh Hefner, the Library of Alexandria, Spanish spies, baby turtles, neo-Nazi gay love, and Joan Rivers. Use our exhaustive SIFF guide to help steer you through. (Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 7 pm, $45–$100.)

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