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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 13, 2017 reads comments
Santa Barbara Film Festival Unveils Poster - The 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival revealed its opening film and poster Thursday morning at Hotel Santa Barbara. 1244 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 22, 2016 reads comments
Lynda Weinman New SBIFF Board President - Lynda Weinman has been appointed the new Board President of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 2000 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 15, 2016 reads comments
Garden Street Dog Dressed Up - The Film Festival is now over but the Garden Street dog still sits in the Director's chair. 2686 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 14, 2016 reads comments
Winning Films at SBIFF - The 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the winning films in all 10 categories. 2082 3
Rooney Mara Honored in Santa Barbara - Actress Rooney Mara was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday. 1844 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2016 reads comments
Outstanding Directors of the Year - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored five Oscar nominated directors Thursday night at the Arlington Theater. 1705 1
Two Second Film Reviews - Film Reviews: Edhat subscribers share two-second reviews of films in the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 3157 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 11, 2016 reads comments
Stallone Accepts Montecito Award - Sylvester Stallone reunited with Carl Weathers after receiving the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Tuesday. 2270 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 10, 2016 reads comments
And the Outstanding Performers of the Year Are... - Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan were honored with the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at the Arlington Monday night. 1976 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 09, 2016 reads comments
Film Review: Crossing Bhutan - Film Review: Four veteran athletes attempt the first-ever border-to-border crossing of Bhutan in Crossing Bhutan. 2399 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 08, 2016 reads comments
Actors Honored with Virtuosos Award - Celebrated actors including Elizabeth Banks and Alicia Vikander were honored with the Virtuosos Award at the Arlington Theatre on Sunday. 2170 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 07, 2016 reads comments
Michael Keaton & Rachel McAdams at Film Fest - Two actors from the Oscar-nominated film "Spotlight," Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, arrived at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday night. 2554 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2016 reads comments
Johnny Depp Receives Modern Master Award - Movie star Johnny Depp received the Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Thursday. 2237 6
SBIFF Photos - Santa Barbara photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some nice images from the first two days of SBIFF. 2373 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2016 reads comments
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opens - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with a featured animated film and an opening party in Paseo Nuevo. 2717 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 18, 2016 reads comments
Spotlight - An Oscar Favorite - With Oscar nominations announced Thursday morning, it seemed time to share my views on Spotlight. 2641 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 13, 2016 reads comments
Santa Barbara Film Festival Poster Reveal - The 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival revealed its opening film and poster. 2869 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 06, 2015 reads comments
Jane Fonda Honored with Kirk Douglas SBIFF Award - Jane Fonda was honored by the SBIFF with the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film this weekend at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara. [pics] 3081 43
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 08, 2015 reads comments
SBIFF 2015 - Santa Barbara photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some great images at this year's International Film Festival. 2339 4
Steve Carell Awarded Outstanding Performer of Year - Steve Carell was awarded Outstanding Performer of the Year at a sold-out tribute event at the Arlington on Friday night. 2577 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 07, 2015 reads comments
Distancia - Film Review: Distancia is a short film that follows a disabled Latino man in Los Angeles as he battles loneliness. 1838 add
Hawke and Arquette Receive American Riviera Award - Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke were honored with the American Riviera Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Thursday evening at the Arlington Theatre.  2636 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Documentary Shorts - Santa Barbara Film Festival-goers were treated to eight short documentaries about this little blue town by the big blue sea that we love so much. 2939 7
Outstanding Directors Award Tribute - On Wednesday night at the Outstanding Directors Awards Tribute, the SBIFF recognized five talented individuals for their contributions to film in the past year. 2231 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2015 reads comments
Film Review: The Terms of Service - Film Review: The Terms of Service is a comedic short film about a guy trying to find out who hacked into his Netflix account.  2187 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2015 reads comments
Film Review: Energizing Our World - Film Review: Energizing Our World is a documentary that seeks to spotlight important innovative changes concerning sustainability. 1834 3
Film Review: The Penguin Counters - Film Review: The Penguin Counters is a documentary detailing biologists who traveled to Antarctica, to count populations of Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.  1951 2
Kansas: A Miracle From Nowhere - Kansas: A Miracle From Nowhere, a documentary film telling the previously untold story of the band Kansas, premiered Monday night at the Lobero Theatre. 3161 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 03, 2015 reads comments
Uncanny Film Review - Film Review: Uncanny tells a story about the first "perfect" Artificial Intelligence that begins to exhibit emergent behaviour. 2449 add
Virtuosos Honored at Film Festival - Seven stand out performers of 2014 were honored with a Virtuosos Award on Sunday evening at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.  2673 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 02, 2015 reads comments
Tiger Tiger - Film Review: Tiger Tiger is a touching story that depicts the possibility of the extinction of a species. 2556 6
Film Review: A Better You - Film Review: If you're a fan of comedy, A Better You is chock full of comedic actors who improved the entire film.  2624 3
Film Review: Heartworn Highways Revisited - Film Review: Heartworn Highways Revisited captures the nascent roots of the Outlaw Country movement in the mid-70s. 2206 add
Michael Keaton – The Modern Master - Michael Keaton was presented with the Modern Master Award on Saturday evening at the Arlington Theatre. 2811 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 01, 2015 reads comments
Producers Discuss Films at SBIFF - Seven of today's most acclaimed film producers sat down in the Lobero Theatre for SBIFF's Movers and Shakers panel. 2060 1
Screenwriters Discuss Films at SBIFF - Oscar nominated writers joined the "It Starts With A Script" Panel at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  1787 add
Film Review: A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake - Film Review: A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake is a well-made documentary that will leave you feeling a mixture of hopefulness and despair. 2413 5
Jennifer Aniston Receives Montecito Award - Jennifer Aniston was presented with the Montecito Award on Friday evening at the Arlington Theatre.  3665 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2015 reads comments
SBIFF Honors Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were presented with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday evening at the Arlington Theatre. 2494 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 30, 2015 reads comments
Cousteau Family Honored with Attenborough Award - The Cousteau family was honored with The Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking on Wednesday evening at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 3016 3
Film Festival Opening Night - The Santa Barbara Film Festival kicked off on Tuesday with the film Desert Dancer. 2004 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 12, 2014 reads comments
SBIFF 2014 Observations and Reviews! - Robert Bernstein shares some of his thoughts and picks regarding the 2014 SBIFF. 3387 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 11, 2014 reads comments
3rd Weekend Schedule - The screening schedule for the 3rd Weekend of the SBIFF has been announced. 2934 add
10-10-10 Screenings & Awards 2014 - The 10-10-10 Competition is an opportunity for students to be mentored by industry professional in making a short film. 3211 add
Film Festival Screenwriter Panel - The Dedicated Staff attended the screenwriter panel on Saturday at the Lobero Theatre during the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 4793 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 10, 2014 reads comments
Monday Free Locals Day Explanation - Does anyone know how Monday Free Locals Day works for the SBIFF? Is there a schedule of movies listed somewhere? 3023 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 09, 2014 reads comments
Robert Redford Receives American Riviera Award - Robert Redford arrived at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to receive the American Riviera Award on Friday evening. 6817 19
My Sweet Pepper Land - Film Review: My Sweet Pepper Land follows Karan, a Kurdish war hero, who returns home after the war. 2612 1
Bauyr (Little Brother) - Film Review: Bauyr (Little Brother) takes place in the mountains of Kazakhstan where a nine-year-old is left to live on his own and to survive by his wits. 2489 1
Lutah Maria Riggs - Film Review: Lutah explores the life of a little-known architect who left a big legacy, Lutah Maria Riggs. 3784 8
The Broken Circle Breakdown - Film Review: Academy Award Nominee "The Broken Circle Breakdown" depicts and intense romance between a bluegrass musician and tattoo artist whose love is put to the test after their daughter falls ill. 2314 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 08, 2014 reads comments
DiCaprio Pranked on Red Carpet - Watch the video of the man hugging Leonardo DiCaprio's crotch on the red carpet Thursday evening. 7283 24
A Life Outside - Film Review: A Life Outside is a documentary sharing the story of six men who established surfing during the 50's and 60's in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. 3379 2
Scorsese, DiCaprio & Hill in Santa Barbara - Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill walked the red carpet on Thursday evening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 5525 1
Scorsese & DiCaprio Win Cinema Vanguard Award - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday evening. 4904 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 07, 2014 reads comments
Lines yet? - Has anyone around downtown notice if people are already lining up for Scorsese and Dicaprio? 2629 14
Celebrity Dog Winston - Winston, the dog who ran across the stage during the film festival's Virtuosos Award, proves it's hard being a diva. 3323 15
Oprah Receives Montecito Award - Oprah Winfrey received Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award on Wednesday evening amid a few protestors and one heckler. 6740 43
Oprah Walks Film Festival Red Carpet - Oprah Winfrey walked the red carpet on Wednesday night before receiving the Montecito Award during Santa Barbara's Film Festival. 6090 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2014 reads comments
Virtuosos Award Recipients - The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Virtuosos interviews were highly entertaining, including Jared Leto confronting a heckler in the crowd and dog running loose on stage. 5835 20
Film Festival Virtuoso Red Carpet - Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and June Squibb walked the red carpet for Santa Barbara Film Festival's Virtuosos Award Tribute on Tuesday evening. 4958 11
Best Friends Forever (BFF) Review - An edhat subscriber shares their film review of Best Friends Forever (BFF). 2102 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2014 reads comments
SBIFF Ceiling Psychedelic Light Show - A reader shares a [vid] of the ceiling light show last night at the Arlington Theatre prior to the film Bella Vita. 3157 8
BFFs - Film Review: BFFs follows two best friends who pretend to be lovers while attending a couple's weekend workshop. 2731 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2014 reads comments
Paulette - Film Review: Paulette focuses on an elderly widow in Paris who turns to selling cannabis to financially support herself. 2505 4
To Us - Film Review: To Us follows a couple on their tumultuous wedding night and was directed by local T.S. Meeks. 2413 1
Chu & Blossom - Film Review: Chu and Blossom is a coming of age comedy focusing on an unlikely brotherhood between a foreign exchange student and performance artist. 3048 add
Sensational Sips and Samplings - A tasty complement to the SBIFF is the Film Feast that is in process. [pics] 3618 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 03, 2014 reads comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman Has Died - Oscar winner and former Santa Barbara International Film Festival Tribute Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, has died. 4940 32
Filmmaker Interview: Invitation To Dance - The Dedicated Staff sat down with the filmmakers of Invitation To Dance. The film highlights a wheelchair-riding social activist and disabled artists. 3282 1
Noble - Film Review: Noble is a poignant tale of perseverance based on true events. 3420 1
Cate Blanchett Honored - Cate Blanchett was honored with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara's International Film Festival on Saturday night. 4133 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 02, 2014 reads comments
The Grand Seduction - Film Review: The Grand Seduction is a light hearted story of a conspiracy carried out by the residents of a tiny harbor in Newfoundland. 2207 2
Wild Video Camera Pad - The Dedicated Staff spotted a cool new-fangled device on the Red Carpet Friday night. 3399 3
Director David O. Russell Honored - The Santa Barbara Film Festival honored David O. Russell with the Outstanding Director Award on Friday night at the Arlington Theatre. 2475 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 01, 2014 reads comments
Mount Joy - Film Review: Mount Joy tells the story of a three-man-band on the verge of a country-wide tour. 2699 3
Film Festival Opening Night Gala - The Opening Night Gala for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival was hopping late into the night. 4002 10
Night Has Settled - Film Review: Night Has Settled is a coming of age story about a 13-year-old boy and a set of interesting characters. 3021 2
Santa Barbara Film Opening Night Red Carpet - The Dedicated Staff was on the red carpet for the film festival's opening night showing of Mission Blue starring oceanographer Sylvia Earle. 2843 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 08, 2014 reads comments
Santa Barbara Film Festival Poster Reveal - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has revealed its opening film and poster. 4145 27
Teen Press Interview Forest Whitaker - The SBMS Teen Press visits with Forest Whitaker before he receives the Kirk Douglas Lifetime Achievement Award. 2357 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 07, 2014 reads comments
Forest Whitaker Interview - SBARTSTV interviewed Forest Whitaker at the Bacara resort yesterday evening. [vid] 3055 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 07, 2012 reads comments
Where Do We Go Now (Review) - Where Do We Go Now is a remarkable little film about making love not war. 2422 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2012 reads comments
SBIFF: 3rd Weekend - 3rd weekend is a community event where we show some of the highlights from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for free at the Riviera Theatre. 3384 2
SBIFF Winners - The 27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2012 festival competition at a Press Conference and Brunch. 2724 add
Credit Roll... - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival wraps up its 27th year and while there will be no red carpet, there are still a couple of events to attend. 2193 add
Vanguard Awards After Party - A reader was at the Vanguard Awards after-party enjoying the festivities complete with a woman, yes, dangling from the ceiling! 2574 add
Un Conversation Avec Les Artistes De The Artist - This final tribute of this year's festival was the Vanguard award, presented to Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo for their work as costars in the silent film The Artist. 2625 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 05, 2012 reads comments
SBIFF 2012 Movers & Shakers – The Producers' Panel - The SBIFF hosted its Producer's Panel today, and Lisa Knox Burns has the inside dish. 2736 add
2012 Director's Panel at the SBIFF - The Director's Panel hosted by the SBIFF was filled with an unusual but lively mix this year. 2752 add
Santa Barbara Shorts (Review) - Santa Barbara's raw and developing film making talent was on display during the SB Shorts Program 2 at the Metro yesterday. 3117 2
2012 Virtuosos Awards - Last night the SB International Film Festival paid tribute to six actors whose performances in recent films won the hearts of viewers around the world. 3334 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 04, 2012 reads comments
Virtuosos Award Red Carpet - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented the Virtuosos Award on Friday night at the Arlington Theater, and Edhat was on the red carpet. 2535 add
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (Review) - Skate gods descended on the Arlington last night and a throng of the devout emerged to greet them. 4145 1
Beginners (Review) - Beginners teaches that no matter how old we grow or wise we get, new obstacles will always reminds us of the things we don't know. 2159 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 03, 2012 reads comments
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" It's Groundhog Day…Again - Jiro is the shogun of sushi; he's devoted to its perfection. 3154 3
Lucky - Lucky is the story of a young boy, living in a small village in South Africa. After losing his mother to an unstated sickness, he ventures to the city to fulfill a promise to go to school and become successful. 2174 1
Sleepless Night - Sleepless Night is a French crime thriller that has no pretentions about enriching your soul, and succeeds in not doing so. It has a moves-so-fast-you-don't-realize-you-don't-really-care strategy aimed at your adrenal glands. 2395 1
Samsara – Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder - Lisa Knox Burns reports on Samsara, which is Sanskrit for "flow." The film falls in a tradition of "non-verbal, guided meditation films." 3423 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 02, 2012 reads comments
"PRETTY OLD' LADIES LUNCH IN SANTA BARBARA - Members of the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Beauty Pageant sampled French crème puffs at the Mimosa Café, following the S.B.I.F.F. screening of "Pretty Old". [pic] 3526 4
Splinters (Review) - Splinters is an unexpected and engrossing surf documentary, part of SBIFF's popular To the Maxx sidebar, programmed by Russ Spencer. 2703 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 01, 2012 reads comments
The Free Men (A Review) - The Free Men is set in a fascinating time and place, the North African immigrant community of Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. 2387 2
Martin Scorsese Honored at SBIFF - Martin Scorsese was presented the American Riviera Award by Sir Ben Kingsley last night at the Arlington Theatre. Edhat staff was there to cover it. 2863 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 31, 2012 reads comments
Starbuck - This comedy from Quebec really makes me miss the Quebec sidebar - there's just a certain je ne sais quoi that makes their films unique. 2572 6
Martin Scorsese: American Riviera Award - Sir Ben Kingsley presented the American Riviera Award to director Martin Scorsese. Here are some red carpet shots from the night. 2583 1
- Samuel Jackson gave reporters from the SB Teen Press a story to dream on. [vid] 2193 add
- Oli and Sarina form the SB Middle School Teen Press interviewed the beauty queens of Pretty Old to find out more about these lovely ladies. [vid] 2301 add
The Samaritan - Samuel Jackson walked the red carpet in front of the Lobero last night before the world premier of his new film, The Samaritan, a gritty, hardboiled crime thriller. Photos by Garret Geyer. 3025 3
Pretty Old - Pretty Old is a documentary which follows four women, ranging in age from 67-84, and the enthusiastic pageant founder, over the course of eleven days leading up to the 30th Annual Senior Sweetheart Beauty Pageant. 3292 add
The Monk - The Monk is called a "supernatural thriller," and it is about the corruption of a devout 17th century monk. It is a classic tale of good versus evil. By classic, I mean old cliché classic, not Gone with the Wind classic. 2166 add

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