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    Santa Barbara Film Fest and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host First-Ever 'Before' Triple Features

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is preparing a fun evening for fans of Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy.

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    Santa Barbara Awards Robert Redford the American Riviera

    This is the year that Sundance maestro Robert Redford visits other people's festivals in addition to his own. He went to Cannes in May with J.C. Chandor's survival drama "All is Lost," in which he gives a virtuosic solo performance. It was the first time a Sundance filmmaker had asked Redford to sta...

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    Adele Exarchopoulos, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Oscar Isaac Among SBIFF Virtuosos Award Winners

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (running January 30 to February 9, 2013) has announced the seven recipients of its 2014 Virtuosos Award for breakout performances. Winners are Adele Exarchopoulos, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, June Squibb, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto and Daniel Bruhl.

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    Oprah Winfrey to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 2014 Montecito Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Oprah Winfrey with its Montecito Award at the 29th edition of the fest, to acknowledge her performance in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which has gained awards buzz, and as a celebration of her overall career. The Tribute takes place on February ...

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    Cate Blanchett to Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's myriad high-profile tributes typically act as Oscar pushes for likely contenders. This year, the 2014 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award will go to Cate Blanchett on February 1 for her ace performance in Woody Allen’s "Blue Jasmine." The 29th edit...

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    Cate Blanchett Awarded SBIFF Performer of the Year

    Kicking off the start for her most likely successful award season, Cate Blanchett will be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the 2014 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award.

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    Forest Whitaker to Receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present its eighth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to Forest Whitaker on December 15.

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    Watch: Santa Barbara Film Festival's 12 Minute Sizzle Reel Tribute To Jennifer Lawrence

    We're less than a week away, and after Sunday night, Oscar talk will be over for another year. Well, until next fall anyway. But there is still plenty of time to honor the nominees, and among them is Jennifer Lawrence, who solidified in 2012 that she has certainly arrived. From her first Oscar n...

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    Interview: 'Angels in Exile' Director Billy Raftery Talks The Street Kids Of Durban & How To Partner Social Activism With Documentary

    Audiences were captivated by the visceral, intimate look into the lives of street kids in Durban, South Africa, captured by filmmaker Billy Raftery in his documentary “Angels in Exile,” which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last week (review here). However, one couldn’t he...

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