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Charged: A Story of How Positivity Can Tackle Even the Worst of Times

Charged: A Story of How Positivity Can Tackle Even the Worst of Times

By Mia Capuno, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under A&E, Film Festival, News

“Start your dreams big, and only let them grow bigger,” said Eduardo Garcia at the world premiere screening of his autobiographical film on the opening night of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theater. At any given chance, life can throw over-the-top difficulti...

Denzel Washington Wins Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF

Denzel Washington Wins Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF

By Susanna Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief
February 3
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival, News

As Denzel Washington stepped out of the black Cadillac, the crowd exploded, “Mr. Washington, Mr. Washington!” and the distinct sound of a saxophone blared in the background. All the while, the rain poured down. Denzel Washington, two-time Academy Award winner, Tony Award winner, and Golden Globe...

Rooney Mara honored with Cinema Vanguard Award at the SBIFF

Rooney Mara honored with Cinema Vanguard Award at the SBIFF

By Susanna Sinclair and Natalie Moreno
February 23
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival

Actress Rooney Mara, best known for her roles in Academy Award-nominated films “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and  “Carol,” was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Feb. 12 at the Arlington Theatre during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. As Rooney Mara arrived at the Arlington ...

Johnny Depp wins Maltin Master Award at SBIFF

Johnny Depp wins Maltin Master Award at SBIFF

By Natalie Moreno and Susanna Sinclair
February 22
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival

Hundreds of fans roared in screams as Johnny Depp stepped out of his car at the Arlington Theatre where he received the Maltin Master Award at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the “highest honor at the SBIFF” last Thursday night. Depp arrived half an hour late to the event ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Honors Winners of the Variety Artisans Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Honors Winners of the Variety Artisans Award

By Damara Lopez-Nelson and Alexandra Gonzalez-Edgar
May 6
Filed under A&E, Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s first annual Variety Artisans Award night took place Feb. 3 at the Santa Barbara Lobero Theater. The Variety Artisans Award celebrates those who are essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative wo...

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” brings authentic story to SBIFF

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” brings authentic story to SBIFF

By Franklin Leung
February 19
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival, Reviews

In front of a packed hall in the Arlington Theater on Feb. 8, Roger Durling, the Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), opened in Spanish on the final night of the festival - talking about his experience pursuing the American Dream as a Panamanian immigrant in the Unite...

SBIFF: Cousteau Family Honored with Attenborough Award

SBIFF: Cousteau Family Honored with Attenborough Award

By Max Rouhas and Bill Mortensen
February 11
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival

The Arlington exterior on the night of the award (Photo by Max Rouhas) Renowned filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and his two children, Fabien and Celine, received the Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking on Wednesday Jan. 28 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. T...

Press Access Restored to Student Journalists Covering SBIFF

Press Access Restored to Student Journalists Covering SBIFF

By Damara Lopez-Nelson
January 28
Filed under Features, Film Festival, News

After being told for the second year in a row by Santa Barbara International Film Festival staff that no press access would be available to student press, local student media groups reached a compromise on Jan. 12 that will allow students considerable but limited access to the festival. When lo...

Jennifer Lawrence: Outstanding Performer of the Year

By Carolyn Chau
February 5
Filed under A&E, Film Festival

By Carolyn Chau | Staff Writer February 5, 2013 The night had been young, as well as the fans who had lined up the gates to see their idol. As they waited one could hear chatter amongst the crowd as various conversations began to erupt about her outfit or her "hot-ness". "Calling her a star is an understatement. She is definitely ...

SBIFF: An evening with Ben Affleck

SBIFF: An evening with Ben Affleck

By Emma Craine
January 27
Filed under A&E, Film Festival, Opinion

By Emma Craine | Managing Editor of Student Life January 27, 2013 As Haley and I walked with freshly brewed Starbucks, which clung in our tightly grasped hands, our knuckles were on the brink of turning opaquely white. The rain lightly fell on my once perfectly blow dried hair, and effectiv...

SBIFF is over. What now?

SBIFF is over. What now?

March 14
Filed under A&E, Film Festival

  Vanessa Massel| Opinion Editor | March 13, 2012 The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has been over for a few weeks now and I am still filled with fond memories of the amazing and wonderful films that I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to see. Or so I thought. Many of the movies I watched during the Film...

You’ll dream of sushi after seeing “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

You’ll dream of sushi after seeing “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

February 6
Filed under A&E, Film Festival

Ben Sutton | Editor in Chief | February 6, 2012 "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" was one of many films to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this past week. Made by David Gelb, this documentary tells the story of Jiro Ono, an 85 year old Japanese man considered by many to be the greatest sushi chef on Earth. He owns the restaurant Sukiy...

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