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This article in Variety discusses the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) and its inclusive culture that has made it the success it is today. While the festival honors Academy-Award winning actors and holds panels with esteemed directors, screenwriters, and producers; the festival also focuses on community enrichment for its local supporters. 128 more words


The Spotlight on Durling

This article in The Hollywood Reporter is of particular significance to me because it is written by a recent friend of mine, Roger Durling. Durling is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival that I was fortunate enough to attend last weekend in California. 170 more words


Review: Tickled (Farrier & Reeve, 2016) - Sundance 2016

A conspiracy involving tickling? A nefarious tickling industrial complex? Are you sure we’re still browsing the documentary section? The desire to find out if this film description was real or just a gag–and, if real, what strangeness the world holds–was just too much to resist. 423 more words


Sky Is Everywhere 5: First Breath After Coma

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. It’s funny how this very Valentine’s-appropriate adage comes from the mind that brought us The Shining. 235 more words


Review: Morris from America (Hartigan, 2016) - Sundance 2016

Film distributors and Sundance audiences seemed especially hungry for films starring African Americans this year (maybe because of the Oscar controversy, or maybe because people just want to see some different faces). 732 more words


26th Annual Festival of Films from Iran (02/06-28)

The Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the 26th Annual Festival of Films from Iran, February 6 through 28. Providing a view on contemporary Persian culture through the eyes of Iran’s filmmakers, the festival showcases the production of a nation where cinema is constantly changing and evolving on the cutting edge. 92 more words