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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 6, announced its lineup Thursday morning. The 26th edition of the festival will feature films representing 49 countries and numerous premieres.
The festival kicks off at the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, the 27th with the U.S. premiere of “Sarah’s Key,” directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Both the filmmaker and (more…)
In recent years, Colombian cinema has struggled to keep up with the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in making films which gain international recognition. But there are now signs that the tide is turning as the Colombian government’s ongoing financial support of the film industry starts to bear fruit. (more…)
And so the 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival came to an end on Sunday.
It celebratde its quarter century with pride, but didn’t go overboard, with the usual fairly glitzy tributes – Julianne Moore, James Cameron, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth – and middling Hollywood fare to open and close (Flying Lessons, a popular worst-of-the-festival, and Middle Men which didn’t look like being much better). But the real meat was in between. (more…)
Once again, sunny Santa Monica is about to be flooded with films as the 25th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicks off on February 4 and runs through the following Sunday, February 14. whether you love spotting Hollywood stars, need to hear insiders share the stories behind the latest blockbusters, want to learn about how to make it in the industry, or simply enjoy watching great, hard-to-find films on the big screen, there’s a lot for everyone. (more…)