'Hurt Locker' helmer named director of the year

The Santa Barbara Film Festival has named Kathryn Bigelow as director of the year and plans to honor her body of work in a retrospective at the fest on Jan. 8. In a statement, fest executive director Roger Durling made note of Bigelow’s accomplishments with “The Hurt Locker,” which Durling called her “crowning achievement.”

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