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Complete 2012 SBIFF Coverage

Christopher Plummer’s Modern Master Ceremony

A report from the actor’s special Saturday evening as part of SBIFF 2012. Read story.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Breakfast with the Filmmakers

Meeting directors, actors, and more at the annual SBIFF morning media gathering. Read story.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SBIFF 2012 Saturday Report

After watching some Italian, French, and South American films, our critics wants more from north and east. Read story.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Santa Barbara and the Sea

Director Chris Bell discusses his sweeping documentary about our city's relationship to the sea. Read story.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Leaving Alaska

Director Michael Warner's short doc follows Alaskan students on a life-changing trip to Santa Barbara. Read story.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SBIFF Report, Day Two

A second day report from our man checking the flix. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Viola Davis at SBIFF

The Academy Award-nominated actor receives SBIFF’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chilling

A rare Q&A with Lawrence Kasdan and Kevin Kline. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A People Uncounted

Director Aaron Yeger discusses his documentary about the Gypsies, or Roma, killed during the Holocaust. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Glickman

Director James L. Freedman discusses his documentary about the Jewish athlete-turned-broadcaster Marty Glickman. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Kill Hole

Lead actor Chadwick Boseman discusses his role as a troubled veteran and military contractor returned from Iraq. Read story.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vinyl: Truth, Lies, Rock and Roll

Sara Sugarman’s film is all about truth, lies, and rock ’n’ roll. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spanish/Latin American Sidebar

A look at the entries to this year's Spanish-speaking cinema category. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

Directors Ari Pinchot and Jonathan Gruber talk about their documentary that follows the short life of the Israeli prime minister’s brother. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Generation P

Director Victor Ginzburg discusses his feature film about a drug-taking Russian ad man in the early post-Soviet era. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

First Night at the Film Fest

UPDATE: Medgar Evers's widow Myrlie Evers-Williams to present to Viola Davis. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

SBIFF Opening Night Report

We see a dog in the kleig lights as well as other images from night one. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Give Up Tomorrow

Director Michael Collins discusses his documentary about an innocent man trying to get free in the Philippines. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Soil Solution

Director Jill Cloutier discusses her documentary about the importance of dirt. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sassy Pants

Actor-turned-director Coley Sohn discusses her film about a homeschooled teen's coming of age. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Intro to 10-10-10

SBIFF's student competition gives 10 filmmakers 10 days to make a 10-minute movie. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kolnoa Sidebar

A rundown of SBIFF 2012's new collection of films that focus on the Jewish state and diaspora. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Screen Cuisine Sidebar

Getting a taste of SBIFF 2012's category for films about food and wine. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cinema Nouveau Sidebar

An inside look at SBIFF 2012's French connection. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Social Justice Films

A look at who's in the running for the Fund for Santa Barbara's Social Justice Award for Documentary Film. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

Frances Causey discusses her documentary about 40 years of class warfare over the American economy. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Santa Barbara Filmmakers 2012

A look at some of the hometown heroes hitting the SBIFF screens this festival. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Must-See Movies

After checking out dozens of SBIFF 2012 selections, here are The Santa Barbara Independent's favorites. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wide-Screen Cuisine

The Second Annual Film Feast comes to town Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Harmonic Convergence

SBIFF serves up a great array of interesting music movies and related events. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
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