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SBIFF Freebies & Discounts

Cheap ways to enjoy the film fest in 2015.

Eating Fast at SBIFF

Here’s where to dine between takes at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, plus tips from fest veterans, Film Feast specials, and food/wine films to watch.

Margarita, With a Straw

About a young woman living with cerebral palsy in India and her sexual, intellectual awakening.

S.B. Scientists Make It SMAPpy

Vandenberg launching NASA satellite fitted with South Coast hardware.

Review: Valley of the Deer: Jillian McDonald at SBCC

The new installation at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery was inspired by horror movies.

Review: Unfinished Business at the Lobero Theatre

Talk about death is for the living, says writer and thespian Rod Lathim.

Review: Camelot at the Granada Theatre

This bold new production preserves the classic musical’s strengths.

Open Letter to Supervisor Peter Adam

I was disappointed to read your comments questioning the sovereign nation status of Native American tribes.

Boy Scout Abuse Trial Begins

Molestation victim seeks damages in civil case, which could run in the millions.

Fall Out Boy

The band’s latest LP seeks to evolve rock as a method of preserving it.

Direct Relief Volunteer Turns 107

Edythe Kirchmaier, world's oldest Facebook user, has helped the nonprofit for four decades.

Books: The Brain’s Way of Healing

Canadian-born psychiatrist Dr. Norman Doidge discusses recent discoveries in neuroplasticity.

RL Grime Drops Into Velvet Jones

The Los Angeles producer plays an intimate Santa Barbara show on Thursday, February 5.

Review: Mortdecai

Johnny Depp’s latest isn’t great, but it certainly doesn’t signal the end of Western civilization as many have written.

Fresh Ground

Short doc on one man’s mobile campground café along the Appalachian Trail.

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake

Doc about South African actors who act out transcripts of the Truth and Reconciliation Committees.

Hip Hop-eration

Doc about a group of senior citizens in New Zealand who form a hip-hop dance group.

It’s a Wild Life

Gorgeous nature film showcasing the beauty and beasts of Big Sur.

The Grump

Grumpy old Finnish country man must deal with city life and his past in Helsinki.

In the Sands of Babylon

An Iraqi soldier mistaken for a traitor is imprisoned amidst a rebellion against Saddam Hussein following the first Gulf War.

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