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2014 SBIFF Filmmaker Interviews

More than 40 interviews with SBIFF directors, writers, actors, and producers. Listed alphabetically.

A La Bizkaina

Looking at the food culture of Spain's Basque country as it relates to a popular sauce. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Year in Champagne

The people and places behind the world's bubbliest wines. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Across Grace Alley

Child actor-turns-director in this intimate look at a boy and his dancing neighbor. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Alfredo's Fire

The legacy of a gay man who set himself on fire in front of the Vatican. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BFFs

Comedy about finding love in the least obvious of places. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bella Vita

Jason Baffa explains his documentary about surfing in Italy, screening as part of SBIFF tonight at the Arlington. Read story.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr. Pepper

How a soda pop corporation shut down a Texas town. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BridgeWalkers

Documentary about worldwide movement of indigenous people to stop environmental disaster. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cesar’s Grill

A father and son reconnect over a failing restaurant. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chrysalis

Harrowing short drama about family imprisonment and art as escape. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chu & Blossom

A cute, intelligent story about a Korean exchange student finding his way in smalltown America. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dog Days

Behind the scenes of D.C.’s food vending industry. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Driven

In-depth look at the rigors of marathon swimming, starring our very own Santa Barbara Channel. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Falcon Song: An American Folktale

A tongue-in-cheek celebration of 1980s cinema. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

God's Slave

True story of how Middle Eastern terrorists infiltrated South American society to carry out bombings. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hue

How people with darker skin discriminate within their own race. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Invitation to Dance

Changing how we look at disabilities through live performance. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Life on the Line

Portrait of a family whose lives straddle the U.S.-Mexico border. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Long Way Down

Short comedy pits down-on-luck man versus misbehaving kids with squirt gun. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lutah Maria Riggs

Expertly handled documentary on the life and work of the iconic Santa Barbara architect. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mabon “Teenie” Hodges: A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original

Santa Barbara filmmaker looks at the struggles and successes of one of soul music’s unsung heroes. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Make Hummus Not War

Australian director seeks peace in the Middle East… through chickpeas. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Menthol

Slow-moving trainwreck of a plot that looks at the consequences of excessive partying. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mount Joy

Indie rock dramedy about rural Philadelphia band stars ensemble cast. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Night Has Settled

The sex-, booze-, and drug-filled lives of kids raised in early 1980s New York City is a touching, if at times disturbing, portrayal of a lost generation raised by nannies. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Noble

The true story of Dublin-raised Christina Noble, who leaves Ireland to help the children of Vietnam. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

On the ground with Syrian revolutionaries. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Orenthal: The Musical

Mockumentary about young artist trying to produce an O.J. Simpson-inspired Othello. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Present Trauma

Chilling story about a war vet with PTSD issues, his family, and a stray dog. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo

Engrossing documentary about the 30-year-old International Gay Rodeo Association. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ReMoved

Understanding foster care through the eyes of a child. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Roaming Wild

Inside the fight over the West's wild horses. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Selma Rubin and Community Life

Selma Rubin reminisces on her life as a social and civic activist in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shadow in Baghdad

What happened to the Jewish people of Iraq? Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Alchemistress

Portrait of Funk Zone wet collodion photographer Lindsey Ross. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Broken Circle Breakdown

This Dutch love story is steeped in bluegrass and heartache. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Last One

How the AIDS Memorial Quilt continues to give hope. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Passage

How the new Panama Canal will change lives. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Village of Peace

Documentary about inner city blacks from Chicago who established a Jewish community in Israel. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Wallet

How a lost wallet revealing lost love from long ago saves new love from being lost. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

They Came at Night

Short narrative look at the on-the-ground impacts of the Lord's Resistance Army in Central Africa. Read story.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Through a Lens Darkly

Examining the history of African-American photography. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To Us

Watch one newlywed couple's wedding night as it turns sour. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tough Bond

Heartrending story of Kenya’s vanishing tribal villages, specifically the Turkana. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trespass

One boy's late night escapade turns into a situation he'll never forget. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Uwantme2killhim?

Two teenage boys' lives become intertwined via the internet, with drastic results. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Violet

A Spanish man in Santa Monica becomes obsessed with finding a woman in a photograph. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Warren

Twentysomething tries to win back lost love, deal with his parents' divorce, and expand resume beyond barrista. Read story.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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