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‘Miracle on 42nd Street’ Shows Grand Social Experiment That Yielded Notable Results

Documenting Manhattan Plaza, home to performing artists of New York Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

‘We Are Galápagos’ Explores Human Life on the Islands

Documentary offers a peek into what people are doing to protect their environment and preserve the landscape. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Reel Nature Comes to the Festival

Films from the sidebar are consistently among the best. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Screen Cuisine Spotlights Food & Drink Films

Burgundy, New Mexico, scotch, and more splash onto SBIFF’s big screen. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SBIFF’s Sporty Side

Films about tennis, fencing, basketball, and marathons screening this year. Read story.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Cascarón’

Short doc on the Santa Barbara business of making confetti-filled eggs for Fiesta. Read story.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

‘The Polka King’ Explores the Unjustly Maligned and Ignored Musical Tradition

Viewers at once are immersed in a polka-lined world and view it from a half-satirical remove. Read story.

Monday, January 29, 2018

‘Back to Burgundy’

Drama about a man who returns home to join siblings in saving the family domaine Read story.

Monday, January 29, 2018

‘Soufra’

Uplifting doc about refugee-run catering company in Lebanon Read story.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

‘Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 2015’

Doc on the Refugio spill’s effects on the landscape, animals, humans, and policy Read story.

Friday, January 26, 2018

SBIFF Opens with World-Premiere Film ‘The Public’

Emilio Estevez’s David-versus-Goliath movie calls out national homeless epidemic. Read story.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

‘Sky & Ground’

Intimate documentary about of a family fleeing Syria and trying to reach Germany Read story.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

‘I, Tonya’ Beautifully Blends Memory and Reality

Tonya Harding biopic shows that the “truth” of things often depends on who is telling the story. Read story.

Monday, January 22, 2018

‘The Post’ Defends the Fourth Estate in Heroic Thriller

The story is so interesting that not even Steven Spielberg can ruin it. Read story.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Suicidal Impulses Thread Through ‘Happy End’

This tale of dysfunctional family ties is dotted by calamities amid deceptively calm circumstances. Read story.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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