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  1. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Spotlight' Trio to Share American Riviera Award

    12:00 pm 11/12/2015

    Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo play members of the Boston Globe's investigative reporting team in Tom McCarthy's acclaimed drama.Read more

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  2. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Johnny Depp, 'Black Mass' Star, to Receive Modern Master Award

    10:30 am 11/4/2015

    The three-time Oscar nominee will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the fest on Feb. 6.Read more

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  3. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Jane Fonda Feted with Kirk Douglas Award

    10:25 pm 10/3/2015

    The 77-year-old icon, an Oscar contender this year for her portrayal of an aging movie star in 'Youth,' was toasted by Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane and, via video, 98-year-old Douglas himself.Read more

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  4. Jane Fonda to Receive Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film

    11:22 am 8/11/2015

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor the Oscar-winning actress at its annual black-tie gala in October.Read more

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  5. Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets 2016 Dates

    3:08 pm 6/3/2015

    Festival packages and ticket passes will go on sale in July.Read more

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  6. Female Directors Better Represented in Festival Films Than Blockbusters (Study)

    11:29 am 6/3/2015

    Only 7 percent of the highest-grossing films in 2014 may have been directed by women, but a new study shows that women accounted for 23 percent of directors of feature-films screened at film festivals over the past 12 months.Read more

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  7. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Boyhood's' Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette on Growing Up on Film

    12:28 pm 2/7/2015

    The Oscar nominees' screen son Ellar Coltrane paid heartfelt tribute to his "greatest allies," saying, "I've been watching Ethan and Patricia grow up, too."Read more

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  8. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 5 Oscars-Bound Directors on Creative Casting, Editing Blues

    1:10 pm 2/5/2015

    The filmmakers behind 'Boyhood,' 'Citizenfour,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'The Imitation Game' and 'Whiplash' sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg for an in-depth conversation.Read more

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  9. Santa Barbara Film Fest: Everything Is Awesome for Nearly 5,000 Kids at 'Lego Movie' Screenings

    1:08 pm 2/5/2015

    The fest hosted the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students — many from underprivileged communities — at screenings of the film followed by Q&As with its codirectors.Read more

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  10. 'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Says Academy Favors "Subservient" Black Roles (Video)

    10:52 pm 2/1/2015

    The actor, who was snubbed for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, said: "We, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being at the center of our own narrative."Read more

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