Paul Wellman (file)

Santa Barbara’s Annual “Screencation”

Our Preview of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2014

It’s that time of year again when we ditch our daily duties and flock to the theaters to enjoy the globally sourced fare offered up by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Whether you’re a celebrity-watcher, a foreign film junkie, a documentary fiend, an indie flick hunter, an aspiring director, or just relish in a busier-than-usual State Street, these next 10 days are yours to enjoy, and our annual preview issue features a little bit of everything to help guide you along.

And remember to stay tuned to every day, where we’ll be posting event coverage, photo galleries, and more than 50 interviews with SBIFF filmmakers.

Without further adieu: Action!

Podcast episode

SBIFF '14 Roundtable

Matt Kettmann and Aly Comingore join to make film recommendations and talk about covering SBIFF.

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