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Lola Kirke & Ben Platt in Official Trailer for Indie 'Broken Diamonds'

"Your sister didn't ruin your life, her illness did." FilmRise has unveiled an official trailer for an indie film titled Broken Diamonds, the latest from filmmaker Peter Sattler, his second feature following his debut Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart. It just premiered at this year's Santa Barbara Film Festival a few months ago. In the wake of his father's death, a young writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he's forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Paris, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Kristen Stewart, Filmrise, Indies, Peter Sattler, Lola Kirke, Peter Benson, Ben Platt, To Watch, Yvette Nicole Brown Alphonso McAuley Lynda Boyd, Lola Kirke Ben Platt


Santa Barbara Film Fest Goes al Fresco With Drive-In Screenings

Early on during the pandemic, it became obvious to Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival executive director Roger Durling that the 36th edition of the festival would be like no other, and not in a good way. But he was hoping that by pushing the event back more than three months from mid-January to spring 2021, […]
Tags: Awards, Features, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Roger Durling, Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Fest Goes al Fresco


Official Trailer for 'Giants Being Lonely' Baseball Coming-of-Age Film

"Because the only way to have fun is to stick your neck out and bite the other team's head off…!" Gravitas Ventures has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled Giants Being Lonely, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Grear Patterson. This originally premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival a few years back, and it also played at the Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this year. A pair of players on a successful high school baseball team, the Giants, come of a...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Giants, Gravitas Ventures, Gabe Fazio, Indies, To Watch, Official Trailer for Giants, Grear Patterson, Jack Irving Ben Irving Lily Gavin


Variety To Honor Artisans Including Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Leslie Odom Jr. at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Variety’s seventh annual Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The tribute evening will take place in a virtual ceremony on Monday, April 5 that will stream on the Santa Barbara Film Festival website. Variety’s Senior […]
Tags: News, Awards, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Trent Reznor, Leslie Odom Jr, Atticus Ross


Santa Barbara Film Festival Unveils Its 2021 Lineup

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is always starry a celebration of up and coming filmmakers and Oscar hopefuls, but this year the programmers have also decided to make it more accessible.
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Full Trailer for Iranian Trapped-in-a-Hotel Horror Thriller 'The Night'

"Where were you, just now?" IFC Films has debuted a new official US trailer for an indie film titled The Night, made by Iranian filmmaker Kourosh Ahari. This originally premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last year, and it later screened at the Fajr, Sitges, Cinequest, and Nightstream Film Festivals as well. This unsettling horror is about an Iranian couple living in the US that becomes trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come betwee...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Ifc, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Indies, To Watch, Kourosh Ahari, Gia Mora, Nightstream Film Festivals


An Iranian Couple Trapped in a US Hotel in Trailer for 'The Night' Film

"Did you hear that, too?" Mammoth Pictures has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie film titled The Night, made by Iranian filmmaker Kourosh Ahari. This originally premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival at the beginning of the year, and it screened at the Fajr, Sitges, Cinequest, and Nightstream Film Festivals. This unsettling horror is about an Iranian couple living in the US that becomes trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have com...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Indies, To Watch, Kourosh Ahari, US Hotel, Gia Mora


Trailer for Road Trip Indie 'She's in Portland' Discussing Life's Choices

"She made me feel hope… I wanted every day to feel like that." Freestyle DM has released an official trailer for a indie road trip dramedy titled She's in Portland, from filmmaker Marc Carlini. This first premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this year, and it also played at the Sedona, Sonoma, and Phoenix Film Festivals. She's in Portland follows two men who seemingly admire each other's lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Wes, Portland, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Luke, Indies, California Coast, To Watch, François Arnaud, Tommy Dewey, Marc Carlini, Sedona Sonoma, Ricco Ross


Trailer for Filmmaking Comedy 'Faith Based' About 'A Prayer in Space'

"Action: space monsters!" Gravitas has released an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Faith Based, a film about filmmakers trying to make a film. This originally premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this year. When two slacker friends come to the realization that every "faith based" movie makes buckets of cash, they set out on a mission to make one of their own. Their project: A Prayer in Space, about the story of the first prayer ever to be prayed… in space. With th...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, La, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Jason Alexander, Indies, San Fernando Valley, To Watch, Lance Reddick, Phill Bourque


'Babysplitters' Comedy Trailer Starring Danny Pudi & Emily C. Chang

"Two couples, one baby, and no regrets." Gravitas has unveiled a trailer for an indie romantic comedy titled Babysplitters, which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last year and it played at the Newport Beach, Vancouver, Raindance, Nashville, and San Diego Film Festivals. After two busy Los Angeles couples decide to join forces in raising a baby together, this "fresh and sunny" comedy takes many hilarious twists and turns. First it's the planning. Then the sometimes messy business...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Film Festival, To Watch, Danny Pudi, San Diego Film Festivals, Emily C Chang, Newport Beach Vancouver Raindance Nashville, Danny Pudi Emily C Chang Maiara Walsh, Eddie Alfano


Film News Roundup: Santa Barbara Film Festival Shifts Back Two Months Following Oscar Delay

In today’s film news roundup, the Santa Barbara Film Festival moves back, Legion M is backing “Save Yourselves!,” Gravitas buys “Odd Man Rush,” a Tiny Tim documentary finds a home and The Creative Coalition is backing films about obesity. FILM FESTIVAL The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has shifted its dates backwards for its 36th […]
Tags: News, Awards, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Academy Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Creative Coalition


Brad Pitt has forgotten the first rule of 'Fight Club,' remembers passing up 'Matrix' role

Brad Pitt was celebrated for his superstar Hollywood career at Santa Barbara Film Festival, where he discussed the famous movie role he passed on.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Brad Pitt talks stellar career and passing up 'The Matrix' role: 'I took the red pill'

Brad Pitt was celebrated for his stellar Hollywood career at the Santa Barbara Film Festival Wednesday night. And that movie he passed on.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘A Bump Along the Way’: Film Review

While “Derry Girls” continues to be the last word in young, raucous female rebellion on the Emerald Isle, “A Bump Along the Way” has a little something to add. Sin the same Northern Irish city as the hit Netflix sitcom, but shedding the ’90s nostalgia for the Snapchat age, Shelly Love’s appealing, unassuming debut feature […]
Tags: Reviews, Netflix, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Emerald Isle, Derry Girls, A Bump Along the Way, Shelly Love


Film Roundup: Sergio Mendes to Perform at Santa Barbara Film Fest Documentary Screening

Sergio Mendes is set to perform after the world premiere of “Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Jan. 18. The Grammy award-winning Brazilian musician will perform three songs and participate in a Q&A at the Lobero Theater with director John Scheinfeld. “Sergio Mendes: In the Key of […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sergio Mendes, Santa Barbara Film Fest, Glenn Weiss, Mynette Louie, Lobero Theater, John Scheinfeld Sergio Mendes


Variety to Honor Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Variety will honor “Frozen 2” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as costume designer Sandy Powell at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Variety’s sixth annual Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The […]
Tags: Awards, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Sandy Powell, Lawrence Sher, Variety Artisans Awards, Barbara Ling, Santa Barbara International


Film News Roundup: Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival

In today’s film news roundup, the Santa Barbara Film Festival announces its final slate of virtuosos award winners, Slamdance reveals its opening night films and Elton John’s Oscar viewing party names “Queer Eye” stars as hosts of its annual festivities. HONORS Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”), Aldis Hodge (“Clemency”) and George MacKay (“1917”) will […]
Tags: News, Awards, Festivals, Elton John, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Beanie Feldstein, Aldis Hodge, Cynthia Erivo, George Mackay, Slamdance Film Festival, Queer Eye, Cynthia Erivo Beanie Feldstein


Brad Pitt to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Brad Pitt will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Jan. 22. The actor-producer is being saluted for his longstanding contributions to the film industry. The Modern Master Award, established in 1995, is the highest accolade presented by SBIFF. “Brad Pitt wears the mantle of movie […]
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Awkwafina, Taron Egerton Get Santa Barbara Fest Salute

The 35th Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will honor Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Florence Pugh and Taylor Russell with Virtuoso Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18. The quartet mark the first wave of recipients of honorees at the festival. The four actors are being saluted for their 2019 work, including “The Farewell,” “Rocketman,” “Midsommar,” and “Waves,” respectively. The festival […]
Tags: News, Awards, Actors, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Taron Egerton, Awkwafina, Taylor Russell, Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival, Taron Egerton Florence Pugh


Emile Hirsch is Peel in Trailer for Quirky Coming-of-Age Drama 'Peel'

"I'm happy you're still alive." Sony Pictures has debuted an official trailer for an indie coming-of-age film titled simple Peel, from director Rafael Monserrate. This just premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this year, and is heading straight to VOD for release in May. Emile Hirsch stars as Peel, a sheltered boy who grew up within the confines of his childhood home. When his mother dies, he must venture out into the world alone and figure out how to survive, and how to find...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sony Pictures, Emile Hirsch, Indies, To Watch, Jacob Vargas, Rafael Monserrate


Why You Should Start Following Lucy Boynton's Style

Whether or not you've seen Bohemian Rhapsody, you might have noticed a new Pinterest-worthy presence on the red carpet this year. Lucy Boynton, who stars alongside IRL boyfriend Rami Malek in the Queen biopic, has been dazzling us this awards season with her whimsical choice of dresses, statement makeup and that enviable chin-grazing bob.The 25-year-old actress, who also featured in Murder on the Orient Express and (her break-out role) Sing Street, has been working with stylist Leith Clark, who...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Milan, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Peter Pan, Chanel, Golden Globes, Gucci, Rosemary, Mia Farrow, Clark, Rami Malek, Malek, Orient Express, Boynton, Miu Miu


Santa Barbara Film Festival Unveils Radical 2020 Date Shift

The 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will run from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25, 2020 — a radical shift in dates that will affect Oscar strategies as well as other festivals. Next year, Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 13, two days before the start of the Santa Barbara Festival. The Oscar ceremony […]
Tags: News, Awards, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Variety Artisan Awards, 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Santa Barbara Film Review: ‘Metal Heart’

Two warring teenage twins mix like oil and water — and have the emotional battle scars to show for it — in director Hugh O’Conor’s “Metal Heart.” This coming-of-age film delivers plenty of sweet sentiments about sisterhood, kinship, and honesty to its target market, though the package that surrounds it isn’t as unique as one […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Review, Hugh O'Conor


Santa Barbara Film Review: ‘Babysplitters’

Good friends often split restaurant checks, but can they split child-raising duties? That’s the catchy premise of writer-director Sam Friedlander’s outrageous comedy “Babysplitters,” which earned the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara film fest. Combining the DNA of “She’s Having a Baby” and “Indecent Proposal,” Friedlander’s audacious hook is sure to […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara, Friedlander, Sam Friedlander, Santa Barbara Film Review, Babysplitters


‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite’ Artisans Explain ‘Mystery’ of Their Work

Variety’s fifth annual Artisan Awards Feb. 4 featured nine behind-the-camera artists trying to explain how complicated their work is, but all admitted that it isn’t easy. “Even my children don’t understand what I do,” deadpanned “The Favourite” production designer Fiona Crombie. “BlacKkKlansman” editor Barry Alexander Brown agreed that it’s often hard to describe, but he […]
Tags: Awards, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Black Panther, Variety Artisan Awards, 2019 Oscars, Fiona Crombie, Barry Alexander Brown


Santa Barbara Fest Pumps Up Local Fare After Disasters

It’s been one year since deadly fires and mudslides came close to shutting down the 33rd edition of the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival. The Thomas Fire and subsequent flooding devastated the city and left 23 dead in the Montecito area. After some soul searching, organizers decided to carry on as scheduled. “Last year there […]
Tags: Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Montecito, Roger Durling, Santa Barbara Intl, Mike deGruy, Santa Barbara Fest Pumps


Film News Roundup: Casting Directors Ratify 3-Year Deal on Successor Contract

In today’s film news roundup, casting directors have a new master contract, Roy Wood, Jr., is hosting the WGA Awards in New York, and the Santa Barbara Film Festival unveils its opening and closing films. CONTRACT RATIFICATION Casting directors and casting associates have ratified a three-year successor agreement to its master contract with studios and […]
Tags: New York, News, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Roy Wood Jr, WGA, Teamsters Local 399


Yalitza Aparicio, Sam Elliott, Elsie Fisher Selected for Santa Barbara Festival Honor

“Roma” actress Yalitza Aparicio, Sam Elliott of “A Star Is Born,” and “Eighth Grade” star Elsie Fisher are among the eight actors named by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as its Virtuosos Award recipients. The festival gives the honor for performances in film that have elevated actors into the national cinematic dialogue. The group […]
Tags: News, Awards, Festivals, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Roma, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, Sam Elliott, Elsie Fisher, Yalitza Aparicio, Yalitza Aparicio Sam Elliott Elsie Fisher, Yalitza Aparicio Sam Elliott


Hugh Jackman to Receive Santa Barbara Festival’s Annual Kirk Douglas Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Hugh Jackman with the 13th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. The award will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on Monday, Nov. 19. Proceeds will go to support SBIFF’s free year-round educational programs. Jackman next stars in […]
Tags: News, Awards, Hugh Jackman, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Kirk Douglas, Jackman, Sbiff, Kirk Douglas Award, Receive Santa Barbara Festival, Ritz Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara


Ralph Macchio Talks How ‘Cobra Kai’ Deals with Modern Day Bullies, ‘Karate Kid’ Sequels & More [Interview]

Ralph Macchio is The Karate Kid. Having portrayed Daniel LaRusso in three movies, Macchio returns to his iconic role 30 years later in the YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai (available today). Now Johnny Lawrence, his bully from The Karate Kid played by William Zabka (who we also interviewed), wants to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo. LaRusso is still profiting off his victory in the All Valley Karate Tournament. He advertises LaRusso Motors saying he kicks the competition and gives out bonzai tre...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Texas, Television, Movies, Interviews, Youtube, Sports, Sequels, John, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Ross, Yoda, Pat, Columbine, Daniel