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‘Hostiles’ Paints Bleak Yet Beautiful Impression of 19th-Century Midwest America

The film offers an evocative look at the cyclical consequences of hatred. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks into Gear

From Oscar nominees to art-house indies, the schedule is packed with films for all. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cinema Vanguard Award: Willem Dafoe

Three-time Oscar nominee to receive SBIFF tribute on Thursday, February 1. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Films to Find at the Festival

Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

SBIFF’s Climate Change Films

Social justice for Mother Earth takes center stage at this year’s festival. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Stoner Flicks at SBIFF

Three films focus on cannabis culture in different ways. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Crossing Borders Features Cross-Cultural Films

Cinema to challenge stereotypes and show conflict in new ways. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Santa Barbara Filmmakers Take Center Stage

Homegrown features, shorts, short docs, and Reel Nature films. Read story.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

‘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
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