SBIFF Week 2: Rooney Mara, Plus The Big Short, Room, and Spotlight Directors Interviewed; Festival Peeps; and Movies for Breakfast (Indy Staff)

ON THE COVER: Illustration of Rooney Mara by Ben Ciccati.

Bright Light, Big Stars

Emily Cosentino, whose high school football team narrowly avoided being called the Needham Pansies, has hit The Independent like the proverbial whirlwind. Our mild-mannered promotions manager sailed through the prep for Ethan Stewart’s Paris talk at Antioch shortly after she arrived and organized our Meet the Makers party to a T. “I love parties,” she said. “I met the New York restaurant guy [who directed The Missing Ingredient] … he was so excited to be here.” The Massachusetts native — her team chose the town's other industry, rockets — is now stirring up our annual St. Patrick's Day Stroll and a new collaboration with Brewhouse. “There'll be a release party for that,” she beamed.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Funk Zone Podcast

Ted Mills Talks with Artists

Ted Mills talks with artists. Read story.

Kirk Reed: The Man Behind The Beat

We the Beat Cofounder Is Revitalizing S.B.’s Music Scene

The We the Beat cofounder is revitalizing S.B.’s music scene. Read story.

SBIFF Mid-Fest Report 2016

What's Happened So Far and What to Expect in the Days to Come

We take a look at what's happened so far and what to expect in the days to come. Read story.

Full-Frontal Dog

Will a Name Change Save County Mental Health?

Will a name change save county Mental Health? Read story.

Santa Maria: Murder City

January Killings Unprecedented

The string of January killings was unprecedented. Read story.

Bikes, Skates, Boards, Coffee, and Beer @ Telegraph

Brewery Hosts Makers Showcase with Stinner Frameworks, Aera Trucks, Lovelace Surf, and Handlebar Coffee

Brewery hosts Makers Showcase with Stinner Frameworks, Aera Trucks, Lovelace Surf, and Handlebar Coffee. Read story.

Cameron Carpenter Comes to S.B.

Cutting-Edge Organist Breaks Classical Mold

The cutting-edge organist breaks classical music mold. Read story.

Notorious DOG

Educational Loan Sharking and Campaign 2016

Poodle on educational loan sharking and Campaign 2016. Read story.

Coastal Commish Drama Bleeds into S.B.

Worries Arise Over Access, Development

Worries arise over access and development. Read story.

SBIFF 2016 Is Here

Complete Coverage of Santa Barbara International Film Fest

Our complete coverage of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: interviews, films to find, and more! Read story.

Michelle Grinsel’s Inspirational Cancer Combat

Mother of Two’s Fight Against Breast Cancer Captured in New Documentary

Mother of two’s fight against breast cancer captured on in new documentary. Read story.

Seed-Swapping Superstars

Larry Kandarian and Emma Cantu to Take Part in S.B. Permaculture’s Annual Seed-Sharing Day

Larry Kandarian and Emma Cantu to take part in S.B. Permaculture’s annual seed-sharing day on January 31. Read story.

U.S. Poet Laureate Comes to UCSB

Juan Felipe Herrera Presents an Evening of Poetry

Juan Felipe Herrera presents an evening of poetry. Read story.

Who Is Peter Adam?

S.B. Chair of the Board Is a Contrarian

Chair of the Board of Supervisors Is Often the Odd Man Out Read story.

Chasing Rainbows Plays the Merc

S.B./Amsterdam Band Offers a Night of Music in Goleta.

S.B./Amsterdam band offers a night of rock music in Goleta. Read story.

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