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‘The Bleeding Edge’ Tackles Health Care

Viewers will be aghast at the lengths to which the Food & Drug Administration goes to stonewall consumer advocates. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pollock Theater Presents ‘Frankenstein’: Afterlives

UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center pays homage to Mary Shelley’s monster. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘A Star Is Born’ Tugs at the Heartstrings

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga shine in story of drugs, music, and passion. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

‘Tea with the Dames’: Revered Actresses Talk Career, Life

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Atkins venture down their respective and collective memory lanes. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hugh Jackman Named SBIFF’s Kirk Douglas Award Recipient

The star of screen and stage will be honored November 19 at fundraiser gala. Read story.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Call to Action Film Festival

SBIFF showcases a social, environmental, and political slate of docs, as well as community-engaging panel discussions with artists and community leaders. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Michael Moore Returns with ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

The filmmaker’s candid narration does a nice job underscoring how far and how fast the U.S. has departed from democratic norms in the Trump era. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SBIFF 10-10-10 Applications Wanted

Deadline for submissions to the program is Monday, October 1. Read story.

Monday, September 24, 2018

‘On the Edge of a Dream’ Premieres in Santa Barbara

Documentary chronicles surfing legend George Greenough’s pursuit of hydrodynamic nirvana. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mountainfilm Festival Comes to Ojai

World-class nature documentaries screen under the stars. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

'Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story'

Ashley Bell’s documentary exposes plight of Asian pachyderms. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

An Interview with Jake Busey

Actor opens up about his life and upcoming TV and film roles. Read story.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’: Chloë Grace Moretz Gives Slow-Burning Performance

The film avoids hysterical depictions of the conversion campaign, instead artfully dealing with realities of a volatile situation with too much relevance in the modern moment. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘Operation Finale’: An Unsettling Mix of Action, Historical Morality

The film’s unbalanced aesthetic blends Schindler’s List with Ocean’s Eleven. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘Searching’ Is Tight, Sharp Thriller

Film comments on technology’s omniscient presence in our daily lives and the extent to which a father will go to find his daughter. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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