Actor Jeff Bridges (left) and Writer Director Rod Lurie

Paul Wellman

Actor Jeff Bridges (left) and Writer Director Rod Lurie

SBIFF ‘09: Shooting the Red Carpet, Opening Night

Seeing the Stars Through Paul Wellman’s Lens, Take One

Every time the Santa Barbara International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet, The Independent‘s photographer Paul Wellman is on the scene, shooting away as the stars go by. And every time that red carpet rolls up, you can find his best shots here at

Here’s his work from Opening Night.

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