Chromatic Gate Featured in Santa Barbara Film Festival Poster
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling unveiling the 2020 film poster
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) unveiled its 35th annual poster featuring the Chromatic Gate and official lineup for this year's festival on Monday morning.
SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated, “For 35 years, SBIFF has been a reflection of the city that hosts this festival - inclusive - diverse - intelligent - warm and welcoming. Celebrating cinema and all of its aspects - has become the conduit to bring together visitors from near and far, locals, old friends - and national and international artists to our beloved town. We're proud of our festival, and grateful for your love and support throughout all these years.”
Presented by UGG®, the festival will feature 47 world premieres from 50 counties and 71 U.S. premieres, as well as the usual tributes, panels, and outreach programs.
This year's honorees include A list stars such as Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johanssen, Adam Driver, and more.
The Opening Night Film will take place on Wednesday, January 15, at the historic Arlington Theatre with the U.S. Premiere of "A Bump ALong the Way" directed by Shelly Love and starring Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon and Brendan Farrell.
The female-led, feel-good, comedy-drama is set in Northern Ireland and features a middle-aged woman whose unexpected pregnancy after a one-night stand acts as the catalyst for her to finally take control of her life and become the role model her teenage daughter needs and craves.
Following the film, the Opening Night Gala will take place at the Paseo Nuevo Mall in downtown Santa Barbara.
For the Closing Night Film, SBIFF highlights the local Santa Barbara area with a series of short documentaries by local filmmakers. This distinctive selection of films covers a range of iconic people and places in the Santa Barbara area including immigrant farm workers, an aging bronco rider, a female cyclist that defied all odds, backpackers exploring the Los Padres National Forest, artists documenting the breathtaking landscapes of the Carrizo Plain, and a celebrated local guitarist who performs in parking garages and public spaces throughout downtown Santa Barbara.
The closing night films will take place on Saturday, January 25, as the 35th annual SBIFF comes to a close.
For more information and to purchase tickets for any of the SBIFF events, visit www.sbiff.org.