A look at the films preeming at the fest.
Santa Barbara Film Festival
James Cameron, Sandra Bullock, Kathryn Bigelow honored at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Stanley Tucci and Christoph Waltz will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara fest's 25th edition. Fest runs Feb. 4-14.
A terrific little yarn about pluck, perseverance and friendship overcoming the odds, "Lightbulb" is exactly what's needed in these troubled times. The reality-based story of two struggling inventors…
A death row guard is rewarded with a much-needed week's holiday for helping execute an inmate he's fond of.
In the past five years, under the leadership of Roger Durling, the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival has caught the attention of Hollywood. This year is no different.
THE FILMS Opening-night film: “Nothing but the Truth,” Ron Lurie Closing-night film: “Lightbulb,” Jeff Balsmeyer THE HONOREES Kate Winslet will be feted on Friday with the fest’s Montecito Award…
INDEPENDENT FEATURES COMPETITION “Apron Strings,” Sima Urale (New Zealand) “Dim Sum Funeral,” Anna Chi (Canada) “Follow the Prophet,” Drew Ann Rosenberg (U.S.) – world premiere “Ink,” Jamin Winans…
A pair of Oscar-nominated actresses were the toast of the town as the Santa Barbara Film Festival kicked off with tributes to Julie Christie and Cate Blanchett this past weekend.
In his five years as executive director of the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, Roger Durling's charge has been twofold: to keep the photographers busy with high-profile honorees while still…