SBIFF 2018 Wrap-Up

The festival came to a close on Saturday night, with a heartwarming and civic-minded roster of Santa Barbara documentaries. Read story.

» SBIFF 2018: Day 10

A strong undercurrent in the film is the power and the dreams, which become both a retreat from the concrete reality and a literally connective tissue between our lover protagonists.

» SBIFF 2018: Day Nine

Chilean filmmaker makes a “trans-genre and transgender film.”

» SBIFF 2018: Day Eight

The crop of celebrities honored at this year’s award tributes is low-key, in that the klieg lights are being shone on actors who have artistically prospered in the chameleonic side lights of Hollywood.

‘Get the Weed’: Codirectors Denny Brechner and Marcos Hecht

Hilarious mockumentary about Uruguayans sent by president to buy weed in America.

‘Soufra’: Director Thomas Morgan

Uplifting doc about refugee-run catering company in Lebanon

‘Back to Burgundy’: Director Cédric Klapisch

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

‘Point of No Return’: Filmmakers Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader

Eye-opening documentary about the first solar-power plane flight around the world.

SBIFF 2018, Day 2: Willem Dafoe Accepts the Cinema Vanguard Award

SBIFF 2018: Day 1

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