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  1. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Curtain Falls on 2016 Event

    8:14 pm 2/14/2016

    Johnny Depp, Brie Larson, Michael Keaton and Sylvester Stallone were among those who attended the annual event.Read more

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  2. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Spotlight' Honorees Argue That Movies Can Make a Difference

    9:14 am 2/6/2016

    The film's co-writer/director Tom McCarthy presented the fest's American Riviera Award to Michael Keaton ("our captain") and Rachel McAdams ("our heart"), while also complimenting Mark Ruffalo, who was a late cancellation.Read more

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  3. Alison Eastwood on Father Clint's Top Directing Advice: "Get a Lot of Sleep"

    8:00 am 2/6/2016

    The 'Battlecreek' helmer talks about acting, growing up in Hollywood and even a little politics (hint: she and her dad "just agree to disagree") as her sophomore film screens at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.Read more

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  4. Santa Barbara Film Fest Chief: I Was a Victim of Priest Child Abuse (Guest Column)

    11:00 am 2/3/2016

    Thanks to 'Spotlight,' Roger Durling, the head of the fest (running Feb. 3-13), is opening up about his "painful journey of healing": "Now I'm allowed to feel vindicated."Read more

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  5. Why Santa Barbara Film Fest Is Kicking Off With an Animated Movie

    10:00 am 2/3/2016

    This year, for the first time, the festival opens with an animation: from the director of 'Kung Fu Panda,' a $60 million adaptation of the beloved children's book 'The Little Prince.'Read more

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  6. Santa Barbara Film Fest: All 5 Oscar-Nominated Directors to Appear on Panel, Collect Awards

    10:27 am 1/28/2016

    THR's Scott Feinberg will moderate the Feb. 11 sit-down with Lenny Abrahamson, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay and George Miller.Read more

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  7. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Sylvester Stallone, Oscar Nominee for 'Creed,' Tapped for Montecito Award

    2:54 pm 1/26/2016

    The 69-year-old is a best supporting actor contender for the latest installment of the 'Rocky' franchise, which he helped to originate 39 years ago.Read more

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  8. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Alicia Vikander, Geza Rohrig, O'Shea Jackson Jr. Join List of Honorees

    11:00 am 1/7/2016

    The Oscar hopefuls will be feted on Feb. 6 alongside previously announced honorees Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Joel Edgerton and Jacob Tremblay.Read more

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  9. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Carol' Star Rooney Mara Tapped for Honor

    4:29 pm 12/8/2015

    Mara previously was honored by the fest in 2012 and returned in 2014 to present an award to Cate Blanchett, who will return the favor in February.Read more

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  10. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Best Actress Competitors Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan to Share Honor

    12:00 pm 12/1/2015

    The 'Room' and 'Brooklyn' stars, respectively, were previously honored with the fest's Virtuoso Award.Read more

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