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    Exclusive: Poster & Trailer Debut For The Comedy 'Blumenthal' Premiering At The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

    The body of the Sundance Film Festival isn't even cold yet, but Hollywood filmmakers, publicists, talent, and press will find themselves leaving behind the parkas and gearing up for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend. It kicked off last night with the premiere of Henry Alex-R...

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    SBIFF Adds Oscar Contenders 'War Witch,' 'Plague' and 'Royal Affair' to Lineup, Plus World Premieres of 'Angels in Exile' and 'Retreat'

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, running January 24 - February 3, announces fifteen new titles joining its previously announces lineup. Among them are three Academy Award nominees ("A Royal Affair," "How To Survive A Plague," "War Witch")...

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Lineup is Bookended by 'Disconnect' and 'Wasteland'

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announces the lineup for its 28th edition, running January 24-February 3. Among the selections are 13 world premieres and 32 US premieres from 49 countries; gala screenings for opening night film "Disconnect," closing night film "Wasteland" and P...

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    Santa Barbara Festival to Open with 'Disconnect'; Honors DiCaprio with American Riviera Award

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will open the 2013 fest with the U.S. premiere of "Disconnect," directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgard. Additionally, Leonardo DiCaprio will receiv...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis to be Celebrated with Montecito Award at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Daniel Day-Lewis with the Montecito Award at a ceremony on January 26.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Three-time Oscar Nominee Amy Adams to Receive Santa Barbara's Cinema Vanguard Award

    Amy Adams will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award on January 31. Adams, who also recently won Best Supporting Actress from the LA Film Critics Association, is being recognized for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."

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    Watch: Kirk Douglas Presents Namesake Award for Excellence in Film to Robert De Niro at Santa Barbara

    On December 8, Robert De Niro received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film in Santa Barbara. Nonagenarian Kirk Douglas himself presented De Niro with the statuette, riffing on the Fockers and saying "I'm looking at you." Douglas noted, "De Niro doesn't simply play a character, he becomes a...

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    Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

    The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Jennifer Lawrence with its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on February 2. The fest's myriad high-profile tributes typically act as Oscar pushes for likely contenders; Lawrence is considered a frontrun...

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    Quality Time With Martin Scorsese

    Imagine spending two and a half hours talking to Martin Scorsese! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival gave me that gift on Monday night, and the evening-long tribute at the historic Arlington Theatre was everything I hoped it would be. My only frustration was not having even more time so w...

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