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Complete 2012 SBIFF Coverage

Film Fest Honoring De Niro

The famous actor will be given the Kirk Douglas Award at the annual fundraiser on December 8. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SBIFF 2012 Peeps Part Two

A “symphony of absurdishness” includes Scorsese poking fun, The Artist parties, and more. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

SBIFF 2012 Wrap Report

Our final thoughts on SBIFF 2012 include triumph, tragedy, and everything in between. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

SBIFF 2012 Third Weekend Schedule

Fave films from last week’s film fest screen for free at Riviera Theatre this weekend. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gardens & Villa Play Faust at the Lobero

Santa Barbara’s indie rockers craft original score for 1926 German film and play it live during SBIFF. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

A review of Stacy Peralta's new documentary about legendary skateboard team. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Closing Night Report

A view from inside the Arlington Theatre on SBIFF 2012's final night. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

SBIFF 2012's Award Winners

Up There wins critics' top award; Starbuck woos for Audience Choice; and more. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Wrap and a Mass “Yes”

Some final thoughts on SBIFF 2012 from our film critic and veteran fester. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paying Respects to an SBIFF Titan

Remembering Mike DeGruy; plus, Nothing Like Chocolate, directors, and Gardens & Villa. Read story.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

SBIFF 2012 Director’s Panel

A report from a panel that explored the agonies and ecstasies of directing in today’s world. Read story.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The French Steal an American Show

SBIFF 2012’s Vanguard Awards go to Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo of The Artist. Read story.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tasting with Director of Wine: The Green Revolution

An afternoon screening leads to a day of tasting with French director Guillaume Bodin, whose film is about biodynamics in the vineyard. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Music Never Stops

Our critic finds more to enjoy during SBIFF 2012’s Cinesonic sidebar; plus reviews of international films. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

SBIFF Virtuoso Awards

Demian Bichir, Rooney Mara, Patton Oswalt, Andy Serkis, Shailene Woodley, and Melissa McCarthy (in absentia) are honored for their breakout performances. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

S.B. Filmmaker Mike DeGruy Killed in Helicopter Crash

Memorial service announced for underwater documentarian and SBIFF curator who died in Australia while working on next project. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Musical Highs and Artful Low Notes

Our critic doesn't like Starbuck, but enjoys some of SBIFF 2012’s sonically inclined films. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

10-10-10, Take Two

Student filmmaker Aija Mayrock returns to SBIFF for her second competition. Read story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Golden Slumber

Director Davy Chou discusses his documentary about Cambodia's lost era of filmmaking. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stunt Sport

Director Samuel McKaig discusses his film about the intersection of parkour, breakdancing, and tricking subcultures. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gardens & Villa Presents Faust

Santa Barbara’s rising indie band to play live score for classic German silent film on Saturday at Lobero. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Closing Night Festivities

Here's a quick rundown on what to expect for Sunday evening's awards and screening of Where Do We Go Now?. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Youth CineMedia Showcase

SBIFF presents a morning of films made by Santa Barbara's urban youth. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mandala Road

Mandala Road is an independent film about two college friends who re-connect after some years have passed. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Artist Trailer

The Artist screens Thursday, 4:30 at The Metro Theater. Read story.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Woodard Reports: Cornered by Corners of the World

Our critic’s latest thoughts on SBIFF’s docs and funny pics. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Secret Ingredient

Director Rashi Bahri Chitnis and writer Joe Palladino discuss their short film about family and recipes. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stacy Peralta Talks Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

The director of Dogtown & Z Boys discusses his new doc on the greatest skate team ever. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Director Terence Nance discusses his multimedia film about loves lost and found. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SBIFF Peeps, Weekend One

Here’s a photographic report from film fest 2012’s best parties, so far. Read story.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
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