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  1. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Birdman' Star Michael Keaton Tapped as Modern Master

    6:00 am 10/21/2014

    The 63-year-old, who has a ranch in Santa Barbara, is angling for his first-ever Oscar nomination for his portrayal of an actor having a mid-life crisis in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's acclaimed dramedyRead more

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  2. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Desert Dancer' U.S. Premiere Will Kick Off 30th Edition

    10:32 am 9/25/2014

    The Cousteau family will be presented with the Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking by the fest, which will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7.Read more

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  3. Jessica Lange to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Kirk Douglas Award

    6:30 am 7/30/2014

    The 65-year-old two-time Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner, who recently received an Emmy nomination for "American Horror Story: Coven," will be presented with the honor at a black-tie gala dinner on Nov. 16.Read more

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  4. Santa Barbara Film Fest Announces Summer Showcase Featuring French Cinema

    1:24 pm 6/24/2014

    Entitled The Wave, the first edition of the five-day festival will center on eleven new French films.Read more

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  5. BFFs: Santa Barbara Review

    12:53 pm 2/24/2014

    Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano wrote, produced and star in a comic look at female friendship, same-sex romance and New Age couples counseling.Read more

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  6. On A River in Ireland: Santa Barbara Review

    6:34 pm 2/18/2014

    Director and cinematographer John Murray journeys down Ireland's River Shannon to reveal the mood, rhythms of the seasons and subtle animal activity that would escape a casual visitor. Read more

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  7. If I Close My Eyes I’m Not Here: Santa Barbara Review

    9:11 am 2/18/2014

    In an intimately observed coming-of-age drama, a Eurasian teen struggles to find his place in the universe -- and in working-class Italy.Read more

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  8. Adria Blues: Santa Barbara Review

    8:51 am 2/17/2014

    A Slovenian ensemble comedy pits nostalgia and other delusions against the here-and-now.Read more

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  9. 5 Filmmakers on Their Remarkable Journeys to the 86th Oscars (Video)

    5:23 pm 2/14/2014

    THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg recently moderated an in-depth conversation with the nominated directors of "The Act of Killing," "The Broken Circle Breakdown," "Frozen," "The Great Beauty" and "20 Feet from Stardom."Read more

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  10. 5 Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers on the Making of Their Films

    1:41 pm 2/14/2014

    At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the directors of 'Frozen,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom,' 'The Act of Killing,'The Great Beauty,' and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' discuss the challenges of making their films.Read more

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