That’s a Wrap

How apropos, the SBIFF culminated with a film about filmmaking. Closing night dropped the curtain at the Arlington Theatre with Their Finest, a British romantic comedy set in 1940 WWII era. Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, and Sam Clafin star in this period piece directed by Lone Scherfig. Their Finest tells the story of a woman played by Arterton, hired by the...

12-Feb-2017

By: Briana Westmacott - avatar Briana Westmacott

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The Jeff Bridges Lovefest

“Thanks for coming, guys!” a warm opening line from Jeff Bridges, friendly and sincere. Unrehearsed. Unpretentious. Without self-consciousness and totally relaxing. That’s why the sold out crowd of admirers and locals love fellow Santa Barbaran Jeff Bridges, who received the American Riviera Award Thursday night, an award given to “actors who have forged their own path – taking artistic risks and...

10-Feb-2017

By: Jim Youngson - avatar Jim Youngson

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Take Note: The Entire Film World Is Watching This Fearless, Enigmatic …

“LOVED” was splashed across the front of her dress in sequins. To say she dazzled the red carpet would be a fitting description of Isabelle Huppert’s entrance Wednesday night to receive the Montecito Award. Huppert’s list of awards extends long this year. She has received the Golden Globe Award for best actress and has been recognized with accolades from film critics...

09-Feb-2017

By: Briana Westmacott - avatar Briana Westmacott

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