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Art Kachina Doll exhibition is open at Westmont Museum of Art


In This Issue Isaac Hernández de Lipa: Filmmakers. 12, 14, 18 John Palminteri: Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 27 Community Market & Legals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8 - 3 1

C a l e n d a r. . . 2 0 - 2 2 Movies.........22, 23

Montecito Award

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Robert F. Adams: Movie Previews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

star of American Fiction will receive SBIFF's

A review of the ETC production of The Pianist of Wellesden Lane 19

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A newly released book on Cinema by Michael Stinson 17

Jeffrey Wright

star of American Fiction will receive SBIFF's Montecito Award at 8pm Thursday, February 15th in an Tribute moderated by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling

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Jeffrey Wright

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A debate on the question: Is Housing a Human Right?

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Find SBIFF coverage on pages: 5-12, 14, 17-18, 28 The Annual Stand Up Award goes to The Last Daughter 28

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Jeffery Wright to Receive SBIFF Montecito Award


HE HIT COMEDY DRAMA, American Fiction has skyrocketed the career of Jeffrey Wright, the star of the movie released in December. Wright has received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and the movie received a Best Picture nomination. Wright has been chosen by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to receive the Montecito Award.

Wright will receive the award on Thursday, February 15th, at an in-person conversation about his career leading up to this year’s performance in Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios’ American Fiction, written and directed by Cord Jefferson. Wright has received lead actor nominations from the Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Critics Choice Awards thus far for his wonderful performance as protagonist, ‘Thelonious "Monk" Ellison.’ American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

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“I've been a fan of Mr. Wright since I first saw him in 1993 in the original Broadway production of Angels In America. I've since admired that he brings a high level of class and integrity to every role he does. Yet, no film had capitalized on his extraordinary range and virtuosity until American Fiction. It is about time,” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated.

Jeffrey Wright as ‘Thelonious “Monk” Ellison in Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction

The cast of the movie includes Jeffery Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, with Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown. The Executive Producers are: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman, and Percival Everett.

The Montecito Award is named after one of the most beautiful and stylish areas in Santa Barbara. Past recipients include Angela Bassett, Penélope Cruz, Amanda Seyfried, Lupita Nyong’o, Melissa McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan, Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Javier Bardem. Find out the latest on the Festival at www.SBIFF.org

Jeffrey Wright

Photo by Claire Folger/Orion Pictures

In June 2023, Wright was seen as part of the all-star ensemble cast in the Wes Anderson film Asteroid City. In March of 2022, Wright portrayed the iconic character, ‘Jim Gordon,” in the latest installment of The Batman franchise directed by Matt Reeves. In April 2021, Wright reprised his role of CIA agent ‘Felix Leiter’ in the James Bond film, No Time To Die. In October 2021, he starred in another all-star ensemble cast in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Other recent projects include lead roles in Netflix’s All Day And A Night (May 2020), HBO’s O.G., which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where Wright won the award for Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film and Netflix’s Hold The Dark (September 2018).

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Jeffrey Wright is a Tony, Emmy, AFI, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor who has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning the worlds of theatre, film, and television. Wright was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed role of ‘Bernard Lowe’ in HBO’s Westworld, for which he earned three Emmy nominations. He can currently be seen in the George C. Wolfedirected Civil Rights pic, Rustin, portraying ‘Adam Clayton Powell.’ Rustin is produced by Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

Erika Alexander and Jeffrey Wright in American Fiction



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on Wednesday, February 14th and Thursday, February 15th in a shorts program. The film already won UCSB Corwin Award for Best Short Film of the Year.


Three Films to See Including First We Bombed New Mexico

First We Bombed New Mexico


By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

HE A PORTRAIT OF THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL PEOPLE affected by the Trinity atomic bomb tests in the mountainous desert valleys south of Albuquerque, First We Bombed New Mexico is a feature length documentary looking at the flip side of Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film Oppenheimer. The film offers a moving look at this overlooked and ignored tragedy, past and present. Filmmaker Lois Lipman shows a little of the history of the tests in the 1945 era but mainly focuses on the local communities. Her film uncovers the human faces impacted by the early nuclear arms race, revealing undertones of injustice and inherent racism. A subjective tale of toxic consequences, the rural New Mexico communities still have contact with radioactive plutonium particles and their plight of illnesses have been ignored by society at large, inclusive of the U.S. Government, who unleashed the atomic fury. First We Bombed New Mexico premiered at the Santa Fe International Film Festival in 2023 where it won two documentary awards and has since been chosen for the Austin and Palm Springs festivals, among others. The subject matter is both timely and imperative.

A whispering psychological exploration shot in an enigmatic coastal location, the narrative lets us peer into lurching emotions that have been hidden, as the thematic thrust emerges focusing on self-awareness and racial identity. The strong ensemble cast features subtle performances from Ally Maki (The Big Door Prize), Luke Roberts (Game of Thrones), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians), and Remy Marthaller (The Island Between Tides).The film won the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival’s FIPRESCI award and found a distributor for screenings later this year. The film will screen on February 12th and 13th at the Metro 4 and will feature a Q&A with the director, the lead actress, and the cinematographer.

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Seagrass, an intriguing and moody relationship drama from Canada, is screening and is the debut feature from writer-director Meredith Hama-Brown. Set in the recent past, a Japanese Canadian wife and mother has to deal with a recent parental death. She decides Forget Me Again to bring her family to a retreat for self-development which twists the family relationships including the husband-wife dynamic and their two daughters.

Writer-director Meredith Hama-Brown

Robert F. Adams, Film Correspondent for VOICE, is a Santa Barbara landscape architect and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com

In an interview with VOICE, the Lipman recalled, “I spent so many years doing original research on this story to find extraordinary characters (who don’t duplicate each other). For example, I wanted eye witnesses to the bomb — no one had ever at that time been interviewed. But I attended all the downwinders events for many years. I even traveled with them to DC... I asked them if we could film the women going up the mountain on the Good Friday... I wanted to show their unique and beautiful traditions.” It was important to develop relationships with those impacted. Lipman related, “Tina Cordova, (one of the subjects) asked me to make this film eight years ago because she couldn’t get the needed attention of the press or DC. She believed a film would amplify her voice. So, Tina let the downwinders know that this film would be important and would help them, so everyone generously opened their doors and hearts and told me their stories, and trust was developed. In all, we filmed 500 hours of footage and we re-edited our film over 2-1/2 years. Then Tina told me that she got a call from Trevor and Kat who were living in (Santa Barbara) California. Trevor wanted to return to New Mexico to reconnect with his former community and become part of the larger campaign. So I called Trevor and he invited me to film him and Kat getting his medical treatment. It just so happened that Kat and Trevor were very exceptional people who let us film their difficult journey.” Screenings of this compelling saga will be held at the Metro 4 on Friday, February 9th at 5:20pm and the next day, Saturday February 10th at 11am. Audiences might want to show up and meet Lipman and some of those interviewed in the film. Oppenheimer will be screened on Friday Feb 9th at 2pm at the Arlington with lead actor Cillian Murphy just before the Friday first showing, which would make for an interesting day of watching films that are critical of the unleashing of the Atomic Bombs testing phases. Forget Me Again, a 19-minute short film, is a fictional story produced in conjunction with the Film and Media Studies department at UCSB with a large crew of students. The story looks at the effects of a pharmaceutical drug that allows for controlled memory loss. It looks like a promising psychological story and very well may be worth seeking out. The filmmaker is Noah Freeman Hecht, and two screenings will be held at the Metro 4


February 9, 2023 SOLD OUT! Outstanding Performer of the Year Award honoring Bradley Cooper Thurs, Feb 8th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

Thursday, Feb. 8th EZRA 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Tony Goldwyn • 100 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Stand-up comic Max Bernal and his eleven-year-old autistic son Ezra set off on a road trip in this vivid portrait of a family figuring out how to understand one another. DAYS OF HAPPINESS 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 • Chloé Robichaud • 118 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Emma, a talented, rising star conductor on the Montreal stage, has a complicated relationship with her father/agent. She must confront her emotions to navigate her career and her romantic relationship with newly separated cellist, Naëlle. SEVEN BLESSINGS 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 • Ayelet Menahemi • 111 min • Israel • Contemporary World Cinema • Marie reunites with her relatives for her wedding, forcing them to confront the past while wrecking the present in a tragic family comedy about fury, forgiveness, and food. ALL YOU HEAR IS NOISE 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Ned Castle, Matt Day • 93 min • United States • Great Outdoors• Doc • An intimate and revealing vérité documentary, following three athletes with intellectual disabilities as they navigate life beyond the international spotlight of the Special Olympics World Games. EAT BITTER 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Pascale Appora-Gnekindy, Ningyi Sun • 94 min • Central African Republic, China • Reel Lives• Doc • An eye-opening drama about a Chinese immigrant and a Central African sand diver in their pursuit of wealth and happiness during a civil war.


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Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir • 103 min • Mongolia, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar, France • Contemporary World Cinema • Ze is a timid seventeen-year-old shaman. He studies hard at school to succeed in the cold, callous society of modern Mongolia, while communing with his ancestral spirit to help those in his community. But when Ze encounters Maralaa, his senses are awakened and another reality seems possible. COPA 71 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine • 90 min • United Kingdom • Great Outdoors• Doc • COPA 71 tells the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that had been written out of sporting history— until now. EL PARAISO 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 • Enrico Maria Artale • 106 min • Italy • Contemporary World Cinema • Julio Cesar and his mother grapple with a love-filled, yet challenging, life linked to a local dealer. Ines, a new Colombian drug mule, jeopardizes their fragile stability. ACHILLES 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 • Farhad Delaram • 116 min • Iran, France Germany • Contemporary World Cinema • Two fugitives in contemporary Iran encounter citizens across the country, all wounded by the same corrupt government and all united in their willingness to help the pair survive. ON THE EDGE 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nicolas Peduzzi • 93 min • France • Social Justice Films • Doc • How do we treat patients well when the public hospital is sick? In a state facility in the Paris suburbs, a psychiatrist devotes himself to his mission with passion and dedication—at the risk of losing ground.

UNTIL THE MUSIC IS OVER 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 • Cristiane Oliveira • 97 min • Brazil, Italy • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • After her youngest son leaves home, Chiara decides to accompany her husband on his sales trips to the bars of Serra-Gaúcha. A turtle and decks of cards will put their fifty-year relationship to the test.

ANDRAGOGY 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Wregas Bhanuteja • 111 min • Indonesia • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Prani, a middle school counselor, faces public backlash when a viral video exposes her controversial disciplinary actions. Amidst family troubles and societal scrutiny, she fights for justice whilst shielding her husband from knowing.

CITY OF WIND (Sèr sèr salhi) 11am • Metro 4 #1 •

WITHOUT AIR 2pm • Metro 4 #1 • Katalin Moldovai • United Kingdom •

Films, Calendar, & Special Events 105 min • Hungary • Eastern European Cinema • When high school literature teacher Ana Bauch innocently recommends a film to her students, a parent’s complaint spirals her life into chaos. FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre POINT OF CHANGE 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Rebecca Coley • 89 min • United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Indonesia • Social Justice Films• Doc • Stumbling across the “perfect” wave, two surfers start a chain reaction of dramatic unintended consequences. Perfection comes at a price. DANCE FIRST 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • James Marsh • 100 min • United Kingdom • Contemporary World Cinema • Despite being lauded with the Nobel Prize, Samuel Beckett was acutely aware of his failings. This is no biopic of the celebrated Irish playwright, instead focusing on intriguing episodes from his career and offering a window into his complicated life. UPROAR 3pm • Metro 4 #4 • Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett • 110 min • New Zealand • Jeffrey C. Barbakow • International Cinema • Set in 1981—a turbulent time in New Zealand history—this crowd pleaser examines the role of assimilation through the eyes of a teenage boy who learns to stand up for himself, his family, and his future. 76 DAYS 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Joe Wein • World Premiere • 108 min • United States • Great Outdoors• Doc • In this uniquely immersive documentary, Steven Callahan gives a gripping first-hand account of his New York Times bestselling novel, Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea. Forced into his emergency raft after colliding with a whale, Steven drifts across the entire Atlantic Ocean. EDGE OF EVERYTHING 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Sophia Sabella, Pablo Feldman • 81 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • On the cusp of turning fifteen, Abby straddles the line between childhood and adulthood when she is forced to move in with her father and his younger girlfriend after her mother’s death. MR. FREEMAN 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Mads Matthiesen • 93 min • Denmark •

Nordic Cinema • When Simone starts an online relationship with Ghanaian Mr. Freeman, she persuades her reluctant parents to let him visit. As their relationship grows, familial tension threatens to tear the family apart.

• Festival Circuit Favorites • France, 1889. Chef Dodin lives with his personal cook and lover, Eugénie. They share a long history, but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so he does something he’s never done before: cook for her.

SHARI & LAMB CHOP 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Lisa D’Apolito • 92 min • United States • Cinematic Overture/ Performing Arts• Doc • The legendary ventriloquist Shari Lewis rose to stardom with her beloved sock puppet, Lamb Chop. Together, they spent decades reinventing themselves until Shari’s unlikely comeback, when she became a fierce advocate for children’s education.

BRADLEY COOPER 8pm • Arlington Theatre

GIANTS RISING 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Lisa Landers • World Premiere • 85 min • United States • Santa Barbara Features• Doc • Telling the epic tale of America’s most iconic trees, GIANTS RISING explores the secrets and the saga of the redwoods— including revelations that could help sustain us all. MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Simon Chambers • 86 min • Ireland • Documentary Competition• Doc • All the world’s a stage as filmmaker Simon Chambers looks after his elderly dying uncle—a madcap drama queen—and becomes engulfed in clutter and Shakespeare. Along the way, he learns a lesson about dying happy. ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN (SUR LA TERRE COMME AU CIEL) 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nathalie Saint-Pierre • 119 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • When her sister runs away from the Christian community where they’ve lived, Clara decides to set off to Montreal in search of her, and discovers the world, doubt, and the price of freedom.

THE CONTESTANT 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Clair Titley • 90 min • United Kingdom • Reel Lives• Doc • The incredible true story of a man who lived for fifteen months trapped inside a small room, naked, starving, and alone— unaware that his life was being broadcast to over 17 million viewers a week. BIRTHDAY GIRL 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Michael Noer • 95 min • Denmark • Nordic Cinema • BIRTHDAY GIRL is a suspense drama about a mother’s quest for justice. What should have been a dream vacation turns into a nightmare. To get justice, a mother must take matters into her own hands. THE MOVIE TELLER 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Lone Scherfig • 116 min • Spain, France, Chile • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • A young girl’s uncanny ability to recount movies spreads throughout her village in Chile’s Atacama Desert, changing the fortunes of her family. It’s a celebration of the power of storytelling, even in the harshest circumstances.

Friday, Feb. 9th LET ME GO (Laissez-moi) 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Maxime Rappaz • 92 min • Switzerland • Contemporary World Cinema • Every Tuesday, a neighbor takes care of Claudine’s son while she goes to a mountain

hotel to meet men passing through. When one of them decides to extend his stay for her, she finds her life disrupted by an unexpected romantic connection. THE MOVIE TELLER 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 DANCE FIRST 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 RICKERL 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Adrian Goiginger • 104 min • Austria, Germany • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Rickerl makes his way through life as a bar musician. He is a free spirit who struggles with taking responsibility for his son, whom he only sees every two weeks. When he is in danger of losing his son, he realizes that he has to change his life. THE COLD SIGH 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nahid Azizi Sedigh • 72 min • Iran • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Baha, a young man from a border town, learns that his father, Bahram, has been released from prison after serving twenty years for killing his wife—Baha’s mother. POINT OF CHANGE 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 WICKED LITTLE LETTERS 11am • Arlington Theatre ATIKAMEKW SUNS 11am • Metro 4 #1 • Chloé Leriche • 103 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Five Atikamekw First Nation members were found dead in a truck in the nearby river in 1977. Suspicion remains to this day whether this was the result of a simple accident or a raciallymotivated attack. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 - FACING URGENT CHALLENGES (TIMELY ISSUES) 11:20am • Metro 4 #2

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Nora Fiffer • 91 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Desperate for some company, a delirious new mother tumbles into an unlikely friendship with her estranged aunt—an eccentric recluse with even more demands than her baby. THE TASTE OF THINGS 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Trần Anh Hùng • 135 min • France For the most current schedule visit SBIFF.org

On Earth As In Heaven (Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel) 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Nathalie Saint-Pierre • 119 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • When her sister runs away from the Christian community where they’ve lived, Clara decides to set off to Montreal in search of her, and discovers the world, doubt, and the price of freedom.


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fighting for justice for Native and Hispanic New Mexico communities whose land was radiated by the Trinity bomb. The story that Oppenheimer leaves out. THE CONTESTANT 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3

BOOKS & DRINKS Sun 2/11 - 8PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #1; Tues 2/13 - 8:30AM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #4 Geoffrey Cowper • World Premiere • 94 min • Dominican Republic • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • David must journey to the Dominican Republic to sell his late father’s mansion. MADU 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 BYE BYE TIBERIAS 12pm • Metro 4 #4 • Lina Soualem • 82 min • France, Palestine, Belgium, Qatar • Reel Lives• Doc • In her twenties, Hiam Abbass left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village to talk about her bold choices. WE GROWN NOW 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Minhal Baig • 93 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Best friends Malik and Erik, two energetic young boys, discover the joys and challenges of growing up in the Cabrini-Green public housing complex in 1992 Chicago in this warm-hearted family drama.

COLD (Kuldi) 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Erlingur Thoroddsen • 97 min • Iceland • Nordic Cinema • As Óðinn investigates decades-old deaths at a juvenile treatment center, he begins to suspect that the sinister secrets he uncovers are connected to his ex-wife’s mysterious suicide. FREE FILM: OPPENHEIMER + Q&A WITH CILLIAN MURPHY 2pm • Arlington Theatre EAT BITTER 2pm • Metro 4 #1 NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 FRIENDS VS. FOES (FAMILY DRAMAS) 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 UNTIL THE MUSIC IS OVER 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 LUCHA 3pm • Metro 4 #4 A HAPPY DAY 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Hisham Zaman • 113 min • Norway • Contemporary World Cinema • Three teenage friends, stuck in a refugee camp in the frozen north of Norway, come up with a plan to escape over the mountain to a world where their dreams can be fulfilled. COMEDY SHORTS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4

THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES Sun 2/11 - 12PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #4; Tues 2/13 - 2PM Metro 4 Theatre Aud #1• Micere Keels • World Premiere • 72 min • United States • Social Justice Films• Doc • THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES explores whether the cause of the persistently higher rate of Black maternal and infant mortality is “located in the inferior body of the negro” or in “inferior social conditions” and preventable.

ESTONIA (Ep. 1 & 2) 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Måns Månsson, Juuso Syrjä • 85 min • Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia • Nordic Cinema • Based on true events, this cinematic series charts the sinking of the MS Estonia, one of the deadliest maritime disasters in European history. FIRST WE BOMBED NEW MEXICO 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Lois Lipman • 95 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • An inspiring Latina cancer survivor bangs on the corridors of power,

BROTHERS (Bratři) 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Tomáš Mašín • 135 min • Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia • Eastern European Cinema • In 1953 Cold War Czechoslovakia, the Mašín brothers’ daring fight for freedom with an underground boy army sparks a gripping, high-stakes chase, marking them as the nation’s most wanted. FRESH KILLS 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Jennifer Esposito • 120 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Like every mob movie you’ve never seen before. The women behind the men. The stories never told. Violence, fear, and unspoken rules dictate who they are and who they become.

THE VOURDALAK 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Adrien Beau • 90 min • France • Contemporary World Cinema • Lost in a hostile forest, the Marquis d’Urfé, a noble emissary of the King of France, finds refuge in the home of a strange family.

Saturday, Feb. 10th MIMANG 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Kim Tae-yang • 92 min • South Korea • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • MIMANG tells the story of a long relationship and the eventual changes and distance. DISCONNECT ME 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 • Alex Lykos • 87 min • Australia • Reel Lives• Doc • Filmmaker Alex Lykos examines the ever-pervasive role of technology in our lives by disconnecting from his phone for thirty days.

FRENCH GIRL 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • James A. Woods, Nicolas Wright • 110 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • Gordon is in love with a French girl. But their future is thrown into limbo when she interviews for a job in her hometown of Québec with a potential boss who happens to be her former lover.

COPA 71 8:20am • Metro 4 #3

ROBERT DOWNEY JR 8pm • Arlington Theatre


ELECTRA 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Hala Matar • World Premiere • 85 min • Bahrain • Contemporary World Cinema • A journalist and his female companion travel to interview a famous musician in Rome, where a generous invitation to a country estate becomes something much more than anyone expected. FIRST TIME FEMALE DIRECTOR 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Chelsea Peretti • 96 min • United States • Films on Film • Sam, a firsttime female director, must fill the shoes of her problematic predecessor to avoid putting her play in jeopardy. VESELKA 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Michael Fiore • World Premiere • 104 min • United States • Documentary Competition• Doc • Traces the story of New York’s beloved 70-year-old restaurant and its father/son proprietors. When the son takes over from his reluctant-to-retire dad, he has large shoes to fill—plus a pandemic and war in Ukraine.

UPROAR 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 VESELKA 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 FRIENDS VS. FOES (FAMILY DRAMAS) 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4

PRODUCERS PANEL 11am • Arlington Theatre, with: Jermaine Johnson, American Fiction David Thion, Anatomy of a Fall David Heyman, Barbie Daniel Lupi, Killers of the Flower Moon Fred Berner, Maestro Emma Thomas, Oppenheimer Christine Vachon, Past Lives Andrew Lowe, Poor Things

Mark Johnson, The Holdovers James Wilson, The Zone of Interest DIVING INTO DARKNESS 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Nays Baghai • World Premiere • 94 min • Australia • Documentary Competition• Doc • An aweinspiring odyssey into uncharted territories beneath the surface of the Earth, DIVING INTO THE DARKNESS follows cave diving icon Jill Heinerth on a journey of self-discovery and resilience as she defies the limits of human exploration. GIANTS RISING 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 LUCHA 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 COMEDY SHORTS 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 ALL YOU HEAR IS NOISE 2pm • Metro 4 #1 INTERNATIONAL PANEL 2pm • Arlington Theatre, with: Matteo Garrone, Io Capitano (Director/Producer/Writer) Wim Wenders, Perfect Days (Director/Producer/Writer) IIker Çatak, The Teachers’ Lounge (Director/Writer) Johnnie Burn, The Zone of Interest (Sound Designer) MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 SHARI & LAMB CHOP 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 ANOTHER HAPPY DAY 3pm • Metro 4 #4 THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Pat Collins • 107 min • Ireland • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • A year in the life of a rural community in Ireland in the 1970s, featuring authentic, memorable characters. An

adaption of That They May Face the Rising Sun, the final novel from John McGahern. ART AND LIFE THE STORY OF JIM PHILLIPS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 THANK YOU VERY MUCH 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Alex Braverman • 99 min • United States • Films on Film • Doc • Forty years after his alleged death, the question remains: “Who was the real Andy Kaufman?” Peeling back the layers of this fascinating, brilliant, and misunderstood performance artist, filmmaker Alex Braverman shows us why Andy Kaufman matters. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 - FACING URGENT CHALLENGES (TIMELY ISSUES) 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 QUEEN OF BONES 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Robert Budreau • 90 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • A dark folktale about twin siblings who suspect their father is hiding secrets to their deceased mother’s connection with the supernatural. GOOD SAVAGE 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Santiago Mohar Volkow • 107 min • Mexico • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • Maggie and Jesse are a young American couple who, fed up with their lives, decide to move to Mexico. Seeking inspiration for their work, their prejudices lead them on an adventure of misunderstandings. SUZE 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark • US Premiere • 93 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • When her only daughter leaves for college, Suze, a single mom who has lost her purpose, gets stuck taking care of her daughter’s heartbroken ex-boyfriend— whom she can’t stand. I’LL BE RIGHT THERE 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Brendan Walsh • 97 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Wanda is a single mother with a pregnant daughter, a wayward son, and a mother who believes she’s dying. Wanda has no time for herself—not that she’d know what to do with it if she did. OKIE

SOLD OUT! Virtuosos Award honoring Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, America Ferrera, Lily Gladstone, Greta Lee, Charles Melton, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Andrew Scott, Sat, Feb 10th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Kate Cobb • World Premiere • 86 min • United States • Contemporary World Cinema • Louie, an acclaimed writer, returns home

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SBIFF’s Industry Panels Producers Panel – Saturday, February 10 at 11am International Directors Panel – Saturday, Feb 10 at 2pm Writers Panel – Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00pm Women’s Panel – Saturday, February 17 at 11am

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after his father’s passing. Confronted with a host of people from his past, Louie is forced to reconcile with stories he’s stolen, misrepresented, or downright exploited for profit. VIRTOUSOS 8pm • Arlington Theatre GOD & COUNTRY 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Dan Partland • World Premiere • 90 min • United States • Documentary Competition• Doc • GOD & COUNTRY takes a closer look at the dangerous implications of Christian nationalism and explores how its base has radically stoked a movement to erase the line between Church and State. THE LONG GAME 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Jace Anderson • World Premiere • 86 min • United States • North American Independent Cinema • Ambitious ingenue Holly Sloan (Sekai Abenì) falls for older man Richard (Jackie Earle Haley) and agrees to help him con Mariah McKay (Kathleen Turner), an ‘80s starlet who has faded into a Norma Desmond-like obscurity. SIRA 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Apolline Traoré • 120 min • Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Senegal • Contemporary World Cinema • Following a brutal attack, a young bride-to-be refuses to surrender to her fate without a fight. Instead, she takes a courageous stand against Islamic extremists. Based on stories of real women in Northern Africa.

Sunday, Feb. 11th WITHOUT AIR 8am • Metro 4 #1 SEVEN BLESSINGS 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 THANK YOU VERY MUCH 8:20am • Metro 4 #3


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SOLITUDE 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Ninna Pálmadóttir • 75 min • Iceland • Contemporary World Cinema • An old farmer who is forced to sell his farm and move to the big city befriends a ten-yearold neighbor, resulting in a transformative relationship for both.

THE COWBOY AND THE QUEEN 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Andrea Nevins • 85 min • United States • Santa Barbara Features• Doc • The touching and elegant story of a California rodeo cowboy and his unlikely, enduring friendship with England’s longest-reigning monarch.

I’LL BE RIGHT THERE 10am • Fiesta 5 #3

BROTHERS 3pm • Metro 4 #4

FIRST TIME FEMALE DIRECTOR 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4

SUZE 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3

ARTISANS 11am • Arlington Theatre ELECTRA 11am • Metro 4 #1 QUEEN OF BONES 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 NATURE SHORTS 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 • Micere Keels • World Premiere • 72 min • United States • Social Justice Films• Doc • THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES explores whether the cause of the persistently higher rate of Black maternal and infant mortality is “located in the inferior body of the negro” or in “inferior social conditions” and preventable.

GOD & COUNTRY 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 PRISON IN THE ANDES 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Felipe Carmona • 105 min • Chile, Brazil • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • The five most ruthless right-hand men in Pinochet’s dictatorship are in a luxury prison at the foot of the Andes, serving sentences amounting to several hundred years. FRENCH GIRL 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3 - THE TIES THAT BIND (STORIES OF HELPING OTHERS) 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 THAT THEY MAY FACE THE RISING SUN 6pm • Metro 4 #4

FRESH KILLS 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3

ESTONIA 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3

THE LONG GAME 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4

A HAPPY DAY 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4

FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre

MARK RUFFALO 8pm • Arlington Theatre

SEND KELP! 2pm • Metro 4 #1 • Blake McWilliam • World Premiere • 89 min • Canada • Great Outdoors• Doc • A bootstrapping “seaweed nerd” takes on climate change and global food insecurity, armed with nothing but determination when she sets out to start her own kelp farm.

BOOKS & DRINKS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Geoffrey Cowper • World Premiere • 94 min • Dominican Republic • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • David must journey to the Dominican Republic to sell his late father’s mansion. Along the way, he discovers what drew his father to the island: the people, the culture, and the possibility of true love.

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 - LOVE & CONNECTION (ROMANCE & HIGH STAKE DRAMAS) 2:20pm • Metro 4 American Riviera Award honoring Mark Ruffalo Sun, Feb 11th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

OKIE 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 THE COLD SIGH 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 GOOD SAVAGE 9pm • Metro 4 #4

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Monday, Feb. 12th HOARD 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Luna Carmoon • 126 min • United Kingdom • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • The power of grief is at the core of this tale about the dysfunctional bond between mother and daughter, defined by a parent’s hoarding disorder. HOARD examines how sometimes the only way out of the past is diving back into it. EDGE OF EVERYTHING 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 A LOOK THROUGH HIS LENS 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 • Matthew Berkowitz, Gregory Hoblit • 100 min • United States, France, Ireland, United Kingdom • Films on Film• Doc • A LOOK THROUGH HIS LENS, a documentary about Oscarwinning cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, covers his life and career. His credits include A River Runs Through It, Interview with the Vampire, Dangerous Liaisons and The Brave One. EL PARAISO 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 ANDRAGOGY 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 THE VOURDALAK 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 MR. FREEMAN 11am • Metro 4 #1 EZRA 11am • Arlington Theatre LET ME GO 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 I’M JUST HERE FOR THE RIOT 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 • Asia Youngman, Kathleen Jayme • 104 min • Canada • Documentary Competition• Doc • Vancouver’s Game 7 loss in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals triggers a shocking riot that brings worldwide shame to the city, and forever haunts those caught up in the mayhem.

Variety Artisans Award honoring Billie Eilish and Finneas – Songwriter – “Barbie” • Stephane Ceretti – VFX – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” • Ludwig Göransson – Composer – “Oppenheimer” • Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer – Production Designer – “Barbie” • Kazu Hiro – Hairstyling/Makeup – “Maestro” • Jennifer Lame – Editor – “Oppenheimer” • Rodrigo Prieto – Cinematography – “Killers of the Flower Moon” • Michael Semanick – Re-recording Mixer – “Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse” • Holly Waddington – Costume Designer – “Poor Things” • Sun, Feb 11th, 11am, Arlington Theatre in August, where she discovers the awakening of sexual desire in the face of the enigmatic Angelos. DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3 - THE TIES THAT BIND (STORIES OF HELPING OTHERS) 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 FREE FILM: AMERICAN SYMPHONY + Q&A WITH JON BATISTE 2pm • Arlington Theatre RICKERL 2pm • Metro 4 #1 EXCURSION (Ekskurzija) 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Una Gunjak • 94 min • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, France, Norway, Qatar • Eastern European Cinema • A teenager claims that she had sex for the first time. Trapped in her own lie, she invents a pregnancy and becomes the center of a controversy that spirals out of control. PHOTOPHOBIA 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavel Pekarčík • 71 min • Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine • Documentary Competition• Doc

• On a cold February morning, twelve-year-old Niki and his family arrive at the Kharkiv metro station to take shelter from the war. While wandering around, Niki meets Vika, and a new world opens to him. ACHILLES 3pm • Metro 4 #4 SEAGRASS 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Meredith Hama-Brown • 115 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • A JapaneseCanadian woman, grappling with the recent death of her mother, brings her family to a self-development retreat, but when her distressed marriage affects their children’s emotional security, the family is forever changed. COLD 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 ATIKAMEKW SUNS 5pm • Metro 4 #1 NARRATIVE SHORTS 5 UNCHARTED TERRITORIES (PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMAS) 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 SIRA

DAYS OF HAPPINESS 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 MEDIUM 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Christina Loakeimidi • 100 min • Greece • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • On the verge of adulthood and having recently lost her mother, Eleftheria visits her pregnant sister in scorching hot Athens

Outstanding Directors of the Year Award Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON) and Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL) • Mon Feb 12th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre


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Cinema Vanguard Award honoring Paul Giamatti Wed, Feb 14th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 DANDELIONS 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Basil Mironer • World Premiere • 95 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • Eight years after receiving a Facebook message from a stranger, filmmaker Basil Mironer boards a plane from Los Angeles to Moscow, on a journey to unravel a deep family secret. SORRY/NOT SORRY 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Caroline Suh, Cara Mones • 90 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • SORRY/NOT SORRY examines the cultural fixation with Louis C.K. and his comeback, while revealing the backlash faced by the women who spoke up about his behavior. THE COWBOY AND THE QUEEN 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 OUTSTANDING DIRECTORS 8pm • Arlington Theatre 76 DAYS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 CITY OF WIND 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 THE MOVIE MAN 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Matt Finlin • World Premiere • 88 min • Canada • Documentary Competition• Doc • An eccentric entrepreneur looks back on his life’s work: owning and operating the most unique multiplex in the world, deep in the forest of Northern Ontario, Canada. GREEN NIGHT 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Han Shuai • 92 min • Hong Kong • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Trapped in a life of oppression under her Korean husband, a Chinese woman sets out on a thrilling adventure with a mysterious green-haired girl.

Tuesday, Feb. 13th THE LAST MOVIE 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Olaug Spissøy Kyvik, Karianne Førland Vennerød • 83 min • Norway • Documentary Competition• Doc • A serious diagnosis suddenly turns Petter Vennerød´s hourglass. The filmmaker wants to take us on one final life-affirming journey before his words and thoughts escapes him. SORRY/NOT SORRY 8:10am • Metro 4 #2

WE GROWN NOW 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 BOOKS & DRINKS 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 BYE BYE TIBERIAS 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 - BELONGING VS. MIGRATION - (IDENTITY DRAMAS) 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4

Lives• Doc • In 2015, it took Craig Hicks thirty-six seconds to extinguish the lives of three Muslim Americans. Before they can grieve, their families are forced to become activists to prove the killings were a hate crime. SEND KELP! 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2

SEAGRASS 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4

THE LAST DAUGHTER 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Brenda Matthews, Nathaniel Schmidt • 87 min • Australia • Social Justice Films• Doc • After being raised by a white family, a young girl is returned to the Aboriginal family she didn’t know. Decades later, she is on a journey to discover where she truly belongs.

THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Sara Margrethe Oskal • 95 min • Norway • Nordic Cinema • When Lena, a Sámi artist who has been living in Oslo, returns to her hometown, she falls in love with reindeer herder Máhtte, while also grappling with events from her past.

ABROAD 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • Giovanni Fumu • 85 min • South Korea, United States • Contemporary World Cinema • After the disappearance of his girlfriend, a foreign man lost in a hostile land becomes the main suspect, turning the desperate search for her into a fight to stay alive.

HOARD 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4

THE KING TIDE 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Christian Sparkes • 100 min • Canada • North American Independent Cinema • After the mayor of an idyllic island village discovers a child with mysterious powers awash on their shores, the once peaceful community devolves into civil war, torn over the belief that the child is the next saviour.

EXCURSION 11am • Metro 4 #1 PRISON IN THE ANDES 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 ON THE EDGE 11:40am • Metro 4 #3

FREE FILM 2pm • Arlington Theatre THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIVES 2pm • Metro 4 #1 LILI 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Sylwia Rosak • World Premiere • 76 min • Poland • Documentary Competition• Doc • After her parents’ split, eight-year-old Lili embraces a globetrotting life, hitchhiking and bonding with her father. Together, they navigate challenges, fostering resilience and independence. Amidst these adventures, a baby sister brings new excitement to Lili’s life. NATURE SHORTS 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 DANDELIONS 3pm • Metro 4 #4 ASHIMA 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Kenji Tsukamoto • 86 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • A year in the life of thirteen-yearold elite rock climber Ashima Shiraishi as she balances fame, career, and trying to be a regular kid. ANIMATION SHORTS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 36 SECONDS: PORTRAIT OF A HATE CRIME 5pm • Metro 4 #1 • Tarek Albaba • 99 min • United States • Reel

LIMBO 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Ivan Sen • 104 min • Australia • Contemporary World Cinema • LIMBO follows a jaded detective as he investigates a twenty-yearold cold case murder of a local Indigenous girl in the Australian outback. WRITERS PANEL 8pm • Arlington Theatre, with: Cord Jefferson, American Fiction Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall Samy Burch, May December Josh Singer, Maestro Celine Song, Past Lives Tony McNamara, Poor Things Dave Hemingson, The Holdovers PET SHOP DAYS 8pm • Metro 4 #1 • Olmo Schnabel • 100 min • United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico • Festival Circuit Favorites • Alejandro finds himself in New York City, where he meets Jack. The two enter a whirlwind romance, sending them down the rabbit hole of drugs and depravity in Manhattan’s underworld.

A RAVAGING WIND 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Paula Hernández • 94 min • Argentina, Uruguay • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • Leni accompanies her minister father on an evangelical mission and dutifully obeys him until an accident intensifies his blind faith, and she realizes the time has come to take her fate into her own hands. SANTA BARBARA DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 LA EXTORCION 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Martino Zaidelis • 106 min • Argentina, USA • Contemporary World Cinema • Alejandro, an airline pilot, is hiding a secret. When Intelligence Service agents discover it, they blackmail him. Alejandro finds himself submerged in a universe of intrigue and corruption from which he will attempt to escape.

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THE OTHER SON 8am • Metro 4 #1 • Juan Sebastián Quebrada • 86 min • Colombia, France, Argentina • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • After the sudden and untimely death of his beloved teenage brother, young Federico falls in love with his deceased brother’s girlfriend and, through that love, finds the strength to carry on. OVER THE CRACKS (SOUS LE TAPIS) 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 • Camille Japy • 97 min • France • Contemporary World Cinema • Odile is getting ready to celebrate her birthday. While her family is on its way to visit her, her husband Jean unexpectedly passes away. Unable to cope with reality, she hides him under the bed. 36 SECONDS: PORTRAIT OF A HATE CRIME 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 CINEMA LAIKA 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 • Veljko Vidak • 81 min • France, Finland • Films on Film• Doc • In a small village in Finland, which has relied solely on metallurgical activities for the past two centuries, Aki Kaurismäki and his friend, the poet and writer Mika Lätti, are constructing their own cinema theater. WE ARE GUARDIANS 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Greene,

Montecito Award honoring Jeffrey Wright Thur, Feb 15th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

Rob Grobman • 82 min • United States, Brazil • Great Outdoors • Doc • As the Indigenous forest guardians of the Tenetehara fend off the incessant encroachment of illegal loggers and invaders, a global story erupts, entwining science, politics, and ultimately, the fate of the Amazon rainforest. THE REEDS 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4 • Cemil Ağacıkoğlu • 123 min • Turkey • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • THE REEDS portrays the story of a young man’s resistance against the domination of landlords and local gangs. HOMECOMING 11am • Metro 4 #1 • (Máhccan) • Suvi West, Anssi Kömi • 77 min • Finland, Norway • Social Justice Films• Doc • The emotionally broken, indigenous Sámis finally get back their stolen ancestral heritage from Finland’s national museum. Filmmaker Suvi West starts to break the outside image of the Sámis for the wellbeing of the entire nation. ONE LIFE 11am • Arlington Theatre • James Hawes • 109 min • United Kingdom • Festival Circuit Favorites • ONE LIFE tells the true story of Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis on the verge of WWII. THE ROOSTER 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Mark Leonard Winter • 101 min • Australia • Jeffrey C. Barbakow

International Cinema • When the body of his oldest friend is found in a shallow grave, Dan, a small-town cop, seeks answers from a volatile hermit who may have been the last person to see his friend alive. ANIMATION SHORTS 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 GREEN NIGHT 12pm noon • Metro 4 #4 NARRATIVE SHORTS 4 - OUTSIDE PRESSURES (ADVERSITY DRAMAS) 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 LIMBO 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 FREE FILM: AMERICAN FICTION 2pm • Arlington Theatre MIMANG 2pm • Metro 4 #1 SOLITUDE 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 IN THE REARVIEW 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Maciek Hamela • 84 min • Poland, France, Ukraine • Eastern European Cinema• Doc • A Polish van traverses the roads of Ukraine. On board: the driverdirector and evacuated people, following the Russian invasion. The vehicle becomes a fragile and temporary refuge. CRUSH: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 3pm • Metro 4 #4 • Maya Gallus • 78 min • Canada • Great Outdoors• Doc • CRUSH: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE is a manifesto for change, exploring eco-conscious practices and

Green Night 9pm • Metro 4 #4 • Han Shuai • 92 min • Hong Kong • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • Trapped in a life of oppression under her Korean husband, a Chinese woman sets out on a thrilling adventure with a mysterious green-haired girl.

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Arlington Award honoring Annette Bening Fri, Feb 16th, 8pm, Arlington Theatre

low-intervention winemaking by artisanal winemakers and growers who represent changing diversity and inclusivity in the industry. THE BLUE STAR (La estrella azul) 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Javier Macipe • 128 min • Spain, Argentina • Spanish and Latin American Cinema • Set in the nineties, THE BLUE STAR follows a Spanish rock and roll musician who, trying to reconnect with his vocation, travels across South America, where he meets an elderly musician going through hard times. DIVING INTO DARKNESS 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME 5pm • Metro 4 #1 RUNNING FOR THE


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MOUNTAINS 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Babette Hogan, Julie Eisenberg • World Premiere • 78 min • United States • Social Justice Films• Doc • Shot from the frontlines of environmental devastation, this documentary untangles connections between the extractive industries and West Virginia’s politicians, spotlighting coal broker Senator Joe Manchin as he stalls America’s transition to greener energy. SANTA BARBARA NARRATIVE SHORTS 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 DISCONNECT ME 6pm • Metro 4 #4 ANARRATIVE SHORTS 2 - LOVE & CONNECTION (ROMANCE & HIGH STAKE DRAMAS) 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3

DAOU Vineyards is Official Wine Partner of 39th SBIFF


AOU VINEYARDS, RENOWNED FOR ITS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED OFFERINGS FROM PASO ROBLES, joins the Festival for the first time as the Official Wine Partner and will be exclusively poured throughout SBIFF events, including nightly happy hours and VIP after-parties.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests DAOU’s exceptional wine portfolio,” shared SBIFF Managing Director Sean Pratt. “We are proud to offer wines of this caliber to our guests, including 2020 Estate Soul of a Lion, one of the most awarded wines in the country.” Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, DAOU was founded by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou, and produces collectible, world-class wines. The family estate at Daou Mountain combines a remarkable geology, favorable microclimate, and high elevation. “We’re delighted to participate in the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in our first year as a sponsor and to support the incredible achievements of this year’s talented actors and filmmakers,” said Neb Lukic, President of DAOU Vineyards. “The art of wine and cinema brings joy to many, and we look forward to sharing our most ‘awarded’ vintage releases with the honorees and guests of this year’s festival.” www.daouvineyards.com

LIEN CONTACT 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 • Rick Rosenthal • World Premiere • 51 min • United States • Santa Barbara Features• Doc • Do manta rays possess a higher intelligence? Inside their alien-shaped bodies, there is a brain that seems to be able to recognize individual divers. VANGUARD 8pm • Arlington Theatre I’M JUST HERE FOR THE RIOT 8pm • Metro 4 #1 TRANSMEXICO 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Claudia Sanchez • 84 min • United States • Documentary Competition • Doc • TRANSMEXICO unveils the resilient spirit of Latin American transwomen battling pervasive transphobia. This documentary showcases three transwomen and their triumphant journey to love, success, and empowerment amid high adversity, challenging societal norms and inspiring change against daunting odds. SNOW LEOPARD 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Pema Tseden • 109 min • China • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • An unexpected incident of a snow leopard breaking into the pen of local herder and killing nine rams not only causes a stir in the family, but also attracts a television crew to their village on the Tibetan plateau. PET SHOP DAYS 9pm • Metro 4 #4

Thursday, Feb. 15th CRUSH: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 8am • Metro 4 #1 ASHIMA 8:10am • Metro 4 #2 ONE LIFE 8:20am • Metro 4 #3 LA EXTORCION 8:30am • Metro 4 #4 MOURNING IN LOD 10am • Fiesta 5 #3 • Hilla Medalia • 73 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • MOURNING IN LOD follows the fates of three families intertwined in a vicious cycle of violence in the city of Lod, Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians live side by side. NARRATIVE SHORTS 5 UNCHARTED TERRITORIES (PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMAS) 10:20am • Fiesta 5 #4

COUP! 11am • Arlington Theatre • Austin Stark, Joseph Schuman • 98 min • United States • Festival Circuit Favorites • Set on a seaside estate during the 1918 Spanish Flu, a rebellious servant leads a revolt against his wealthy employer. THE LAST MOVIE 11am • Metro 4 #1 BEFORE IT ENDS 11:20am • Metro 4 #2 • Anders Walter • 101 min • Denmark • Nordic Cinema • Inspired by true events, BEFORE IT ENDS depicts a small town that is ordered to accommodate hundreds of German refugees just prior to the country’s liberation. A family is pushed to their limits, knowing that helping will brand them as traitors. Meanwhile, their twelve-year-old son joins the Resistance. BLAGA’S LESSONS (Urotcite na Blaga) 11:40am • Metro 4 #3 • Stephan Komandarev • 114 min • Bulgaria • Eastern European Cinema • Retired teacher Blaga falls victim to a phone scam. In order to resurrect her lost finances, the once-honest woman sacrifices all of her principles and begins working for the scammers. THE LAST DAUGHTER 12pm • Metro 4 #4 UNMOORED 1pm • Fiesta 5 #3 • Caroline Ingvarsson • 93 min • United Kingdom • Nordic Cinema • Maria’s life begins to unravel when accusations are made against her husband. After confronting him, she flees to England, but she cannot escape the depths of her own paranoia, self-deception, and culpability in this psychological thriller. THE OTHER SON 1:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 FREE FILM: AMERICAN FICTION Thursday, February 15th 2:00pm Arlington Theatre Courtesy of Orion Pictures 2pm • Arlington Theatre THE REEDS 2pm • Metro 4 #1 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2 - FINDING JOY & HEALING (ART RELATED STORIES) 2:20pm • Metro 4 #2 A LOOK THROUGH HIS LENS 2:40pm • Metro 4 #3

SBIFF Free Films


T’S 2PM - That means it’s time for a free movie!

If you are on a budget, don’t lose heart. A number of films, many Oscar contenders, will screen free during SBIFF. Take a look below for some of the offerings or show up at The Arlington just before 2pm. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis following pass holder admission. Though, of course, the schedule is subject to change. MAESTRO Thursday, February 8 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre OPPENHEIMER + Q&A with Cillian Murphy Friday, February 9 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre POOR THINGS Sunday, February 11 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON Monday, February 12 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre AMERICAN SYMPHONY + Q&A with Jon Batiste Tuesday, February 13 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre THE HOLDOVERS Wednesday, February 14 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre AMERICAN FICTION Thursday, February 15 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre NYAD Friday, February 16 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre YOUTH CINEMEDIA SHORTS Saturday, February 17 – 10am – Fiesta 5 Theatre Aud #3 10-10-10 STUDENT SHORTS Saturday, February 18 – 2pm – Arlington Theatre

who invest in diverse women entrepreneurs with innovations that will change the world, Show Her The Money reminds us that money is power and that women need it to achieve true equality. DEAR JASSI 5:40pm • Metro 4 #3 • Tarsem Singh Dhandwar • 132 min • India • Jeffrey C. Barbakow International Cinema • From visionary director Tarsem Singh comes a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, inspired by true events and told in a punjabi folk style. JOIKA 6pm • Metro 4 #4 • James Napier Robertson • 110 min • New Zealand, Poland • Cinematic Overture/Performing Arts • JOIKA is based on the true story of Joy Womack, one of the very few Americans to ever penetrate the elite, and punishing, world of the Bolshoi Ballet.

RUNNING FOR THE MOUNTAINS 7:20pm • Fiesta 5 #3 PHOTOPHOBIA 7:40pm • Fiesta 5 #4 JEFFREY WRIGHT 8pm • Arlington Theatre MEDIUM 8pm • Metro 4 #1 THE BALLAD OF A HUSTLER 8:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Heitor Dhalia • 103 min • United States, Brazil • North American Independent Cinema • A Latino ex-con saddled with a six-yearold boy scours the underbelly of New York City, trying to find the missing mother. SANTA BARBARA NARRATIVE SHORTS 8:40pm • Metro 4 #3 ABROAD 9pm • Metro 4 #4

LILI 3pm • Metro 4 #4 HOMECOMING 4pm • Fiesta 5 #3 NARRATIVE SHORTS 4 - OUTSIDE PRESSURES (ADVERSITY DRAMAS) 4:20pm • Fiesta 5 #4 THE MOVIE MAN 5pm • Metro 4 #1 SHOW HER THE MONEY 5:20pm • Metro 4 #2 • Ky Dickens • 86 min • United States • Reel Lives• Doc • Featuring rock-star female investors

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SBIFF: Local Filmmaker

Alien Contact and the enigma of the manta ray


before, breathtaking films of whales up close underwater or feeding frenzies of merlin all around him.

By Isaac Hernández de Lipa / VOICE

ILMMAKER RICK ROSENTHAL started freediving and spearfishing as a teen, “before you were born,” he tells me. “It was 1960. There weren’t underwater cameras commercially available and people were building their own.”

When Rosenthal set out to film the giant manta rays (Mobula birostris) for Alien Contact, he was surprised to find out that they love bubbles, something he hadn’t witnessed in his more than 10,000 dives, including 30 years working with the BBC.

Eventually he would pioneer freediving filming in the open ocean. He wanted to capture the intimate lives of whales, merlin, and tuna, who are easily disturbed by the bubbles of scuba tanks. So Rick used his spearfishing expertise, holding his breath to film what no one had seen

Photos courtesy of Alien Contact

His new documentary brings to the screen the beauty of the Pacific, including Isla de la Plata in Ecuador, and the Revillagigedo Islands west of Cabo San Lucas Mexico, a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest marine protected area in North America. The Revillagigedo Islands now attract thousands of fish, sharks, and mantas. Dozens of recreational divers also visit to play with the alien fish, which have 12-month gestation pregnancies and wingspans of up to 23 feet.

Manta Ray with Clarion Angel Fish

And it looks like the giant mantas have evolved to interact with humans, to the point that they will approach a diver if they are caught in abandoned fishing nets to get their help in removing them.

ocean films like Whale Wisdom (2018), narrated by Sir David Attemborough, and are working on their next film Salmon in Ice, in an effort to contribute to their protection and preservation. They will screen other clips of their work and have a Q&A.

Rosenthal and his partner and producer Katya Shirokow, who call Montecito home, have made other

Screening FEB. 14th at 7:40pmat FIESTA 5 and FEB. 16th at 2:20pm at METRO 4.

Rick Rosenthal filming Manta Rays

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Bird of the Month February 2024 Presented by Santa Barbara Audubon Society

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SBIFF: Local Filmmaker

Giants Rising, filmed in SequoiaScope A film with local roots to do justice to our old giants


N GIANTS RISING, the majestic voice of musician Michael Franti invites us to step into a world of wonder: “Like stepping into the pages of a fairy tale, there’s nothing like being among the redwoods, the tallest and some of the oldest living beings on

Get ready to world premiere a visual and auditory journey, with sound design by Skywalker Sound and a score by Santa Barbara composer Cody Westheimer. Director/writer/producer Lisa Landers, who was

born in New York and for a while called Santa Barbara home, fell in love with the California redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) as a child, during a trip to California, and now lives among them. “The sense of awe and connection to nature that I feel among the redwoods is unparalleled,” says Landers, who was diagnosed with cancer during production and found healing among the redwoods. “And I am not alone. My personal experience with redwoods is a testament to what social scientists have now confirmed: spending time among forests can change how we feel, how we see ourselves, and how we interact with the world around us. It can make us happier, healthier, more compassionate, and more collaborative. It can help guide us down a path to healing ourselves and our forests.” The film covers the trees from many perspectives, including science, history, art, and culture. “In presenting the narrative as a tapestry of stories,” concludes Lisa, “it echoes the way in which the redwoods themselves depend on their many interconnections – and acknowledges that the human story is deeply intertwined with theirs.” The team includes other Santa Barbara locals as well, including

Film still from Giants Rising


Pianist The

of Willesden Lane

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by



Sarah Bird Photographer in Praire Creek Redwoods State Park

Executive Producer Nora McNeely Hurley, Consulting Producer Dawn Fitzgerald, and colorist Gary Coates. Giants Rising screens: Feb. 8th, 5:40pm, Metro 4 Theater and Feb. 10th at 11:40am, Metro 4 Theater

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Storm Damage!

On the Street

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH: 45 people have been displaced in an Isla Vista evacuation of four units where a cliff has dangerously eroded on Del Playa Drive. The bluffs here have a history of crumbling and many balconies are precariously extending out.

with John Palminteri Photos and Stories by John Palminteri / Special to VOICE

Santa Barbara County officials are on the scene with fire and building inspectors. UPDATE : a statement from County Supervisor Laura Capps: “The storms underscore the pressing need for bluff and cliff safety, as seen by a bluff facing balcony collapse at a private property in IV this morning. Thankfully no injuries have been reported and we are working with our public safety officials to evacuate the surrounding area.

Granada Theatre Closed for Repairs

Capps continued, “I am committed to do everything we can to keep our community safe, including constructing higher, durable fences along bluff properties in IV and educating students about the inherent dangers. While the heaviest of the rains is behind us, please remain exceedingly vigilant as bluff erosion continues to be a real threat.”

Risky in Shoreline Park

The Chairman of the Granada Theatre Board of Directors Palmer Jackson Jr. said Wednesday morning, “As of today we know we will be closed for the month of February.” The stage was flooded after an equipment accident on January 24th. “We have a counter weight rigging system on the stage and unfortunately due to human error it fell out of balance and that ruptured some sprinklers in the ceiling. Once you rupture the sprinklers then you have water damage,” said Jackson. The water flow could not immediately be controlled. Jackson said, “It was probably on for about 45 minutes and the stage got pretty well soaked.” The direct impact was in the stage area of the theatre and no damage has been reported to the audience section. The Granada has 1,500 seats. Since January 24th, some shows have been moved to the Arlington Theatre or UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Information about February shows can be found on the marquee, at the box office next to the front door, or the Granada web site under the events tab. So far four weeks of shows are affected. Information for each of the shows has been posted on line so ticket holders or those who were interested can be informed. “We are working with each of our resident companies and our outside renters to either reschedule if possible, move to another venue, or unfortunately just cancel,” said Jackson. For more, visit http://tinyurl.com/4k7kw9f4

Poll Workers Still Needed THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST: Citizen poll workers can still sign up and go through training to help with the March 5th Primary Election in Santa Barbara County. It is a long shift on election day, but also a paid position. John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights. Twitter: @JohnPalminteri • Instagram: @JohnPalminteriNews • www.facebook.com/john.palminteri.5

Photo by Mike Eliason

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST: The recent flooding of the landmark Granada Theatre’s stage area has upset the schedule of events for late January and all of February.

State of Emergency TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH: Santa Barbara County declares a LOCAL EMERGENCY due to February 2024 storms. The County Public Works Department is in the process of assessing damage to infrastructure countywide.

Airport Closed MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH: Flooding forces the Santa Barbara Airport to close.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH: Hanging out in a known slide area, like this site on Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara is risky. Also down below on the beach, there is a clear warning of bluff instability. This area is known for geological issues over the years both during rain storms and afterwards.


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February 9, 2024

The Pineapple Express Was Here! HAT KIND OF WEATHER IS THIS TO GREET VISITORS TO SANTA BARBARA for the 39th annual International Film Festival? One of the most exciting local events of the year, the film festival welcomes directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, talented craft persons, and the actors who inhabit a character and give it life. For ten wonderful days, from February 7th to the 17th over 200 films will be shown on screens all over town. Special evenings will be reserved to highlight outstanding achievement with awards, tributes, and informational panels covering much of the craft of filmmaking. So exciting – especially if you have a very large umbrella! The rain pelting on the roof this last weekend, was a reminder that all of us in California are most likely having the same experience. The term Pineapple Express, at least in my opinion, is a gentle word for the massive atmospheric rivers that continue to slam onto our shores. The intensity of this storm, that parked stubbornly over California, has been be far more sustained than previous onslaughts – over a continuous period–24 to 48 hours, depending on location, resulting in flooding, debris flows, fallen trees in hurricane force winds, and obstruction of streets and highways. Last Sunday night as the storm continued to pound, the Santa Barbara airport was closed because of airfield flooding. Wisely, Monday’s schools were also closed as were some businesses, museums, and eateries. The deadly ‘once in 500 years’ January 9th, 2018 storm and debris flow was a wake-up call that opened the eyes of our community resulting in advance preparation and effective lines of communication to be put into place. The January 9th, 2023 storm, five years later on the anniversary of the 2018 event, verified that the combination of climate change, warming oceans, El Nino weather patterns, record amounts of rainfall, and hurricane force winds could occur at any time and could become a new ‘normal’. The same elements (perhaps on steroids!) joined forces for this week’s storm system that meteorologists have called a ‘Bomb Cyclone.’ The term is reserved for rapidly intensifying storms that undergo a steep drop in pressure over a 24 hour period. Wind and severe weather tend of move from areas of high pressure to low pressure resulting in blustery conditions at its center, a measure of how quickly the storm has strengthened. This storm’s immediate landfall was the state of California! As the storm is slowly beginning to move eastward, Santa Barbara is Party Central in anticipation of the coming Film Festival. Speaking for myself, I’m planning on doing what most fans and honorees are going to do …. don my weather ‘foulies,’ add a sweater or two, and an umbrella, and head to the theater to celebrate what has become one of the premiere film festivals in the country! See you all there ... Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

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February Show Goleta Valley Library 500 North Fairview Avenue

February 2nd to February 29th Join GVAA for a critique of the show with juror, Laura Denny Thursday, February 29th 5 to 6:30pm

Anne Anderson’s Fall Color, Half Dome

Janice Lorber’s Ascend

www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org The Goleta Valley Art Association has over 200 members exhibiting artwork in a variety of media, sharing the gift of art with our community.

Deborah Alston Wroblewsk’s The Woods

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Capturing the Magic of Cinema



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Outstanding Directors of the Year

By Mark Whitehurst

HE MULTITUDE OF DIMENSIONS THAT SHAPE CINEMA are explored by author, professor, and former Chair of Film Studies at Santa Barbara City College Michael Stinson in his newly released book, Labyrinth of Light: A Journey into Cinema.

“We respond to colors with our heart,” comments Stinson in his book. "Without color we feel diminished and deprived. They evoke the entire spectrum of human emotion… The history of cinema begins with light but ends with color." This easy to read book, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing, explores the many dimensions of cinema by using specific movies to illustrate Stinson’s insights. Often using movies as metaphors as a way of seeing into the making of movies, some of the chapter titles are: Story, Conflict, Journey, Light, Darkness, Sound, Color, Motion, Time, Space, Waves, Awake, Dream Genre, and Author. “Every film is defined by three measures of time: screen time, plot time, and story time,” writes Stinson in his discussion of time. In his discussion of Space, he elaborates, “Film scholar Eric Rohmer once observed that cinematic space exists on three different planes: the ‘architectural’ space of the film, the space with the individual shot, and the virtual space evoked within the imagination of the audience.” Labyrinth of Light’s glossary is exceptionally complete, it’s filmography is substantial, and the selective bibliography holds many gems to be read. If you are planning to make a movie or just interested in knowing more about industry knowledge, consider Labyrinth of Light. It is available on Amazon.


HE OUTSTANDING DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR AWARD will be bestowed on Martin Scorsese (Killers Of The Flower Moon) and Justine Triet (Anatomy Of A Fall) during this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival it was announced Wednesday. The evening will be moderated by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter.

“Two of the most exciting directors working - a veteran master and a talented maverick - will sit and chat with brilliant moderator Feinberg. It’s bound to be an exceptional evening not to be missed,” commented SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling. The event, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be an in-person conversation about their respective films. Following the one on one conversations, both honorees will join in a group discussion. The event will take place on Monday, February 12th at the historic Arlington Theatre.

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SBIFF: Sponsored by Human Rights Watch-Santa Barbara Committee

A must-see documentary about the plight of the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon


peoples, many of them women. Indigenous forest guardian Marçal Guajajara and Indigenous leader Puyr Tembé stand at the frontlines of this fight, risking their lives to protect their ancestral lands from relentless invasions and deforestation.

By Isaac Hernández de Lipa / VOICE

E PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR HEART CRY as you watch the destruction of large chunks of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The beautifully-filmed images of centenary trees being chainsawed down with impunity are skin cringing.

As if our story wasn’t suspenseful enough, in the last ten years 400 indigenous people have been murdered while trying to protect their land. Others have had their protected lands invaded and bulldozed in front of their eyes.

We Are Guardians is an emotional rollercoaster ride, a thriller in which the world is at stake. And it’s not a narrative film, but a documentary, which makes it more terrifying.

The fact our consumption of beef, wood, or soy from illegally occupied and bulldozed ancient forests makes us also protagonists.

There are also heroes in this story, though, indigenous

Photos courtesy of We Are Guardians

We Are Guardians is a gutsy film. It even interviews small farmers and illegal loggers, like Valdir, a poor man who sees no other way than continuing to cut down the forest.

Worth protecting

Photo by Rob Grobman

We Are Guardians

Illegal logger Valdir removes trees from an undisclosed Indigenous territory

and Rob Grobman, and produced by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens with Leonardo DiCaprio serving as Executive Producer. Join the movement at WeAreGuardiansFilm.com We are Guardians screens: Feb 14, 2024, 10 – 11:30am Metropolitan Fiesta 5 Theatre

We also hear from investigative journalist Bruno Bassi. The only ones we don’t get to meet are the CEOs of the corporations that use corruption to destroy the Amazon, putting profit before decency. But don’t worry, the film is “a story of hope and resilience amidst an unfolding crisis.” That path forward is led mostly by indigenous women who are organizing to have people vote and run for office when their world is at stake, inspiring the rest of the world to participate in their political system to protect our environment. Spoiler alert: We Are All Guardians. The film is directed by Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Greene,

Puyr Tembé, indigenous leader in the front lines of the fight to protect the Amazon

February 9, 2024


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Ensemble Theatre Company @ The New Vic Theatre

The Pianist of Willesden Lane:

A Concerto of Transformation


By Mark Whitehurst / VOICE

ANY HEART STRINGS ARE TUGGED IN THIS MEMOIR IN THE FORM OF A PLAY that shares a daughter’s passion for her mother and the journey her mother took escaping occupied Vienna. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is The Ensemble Theatre Company’s production that opened last weekend at the New Vic Theatre. A classical pianist who shares music on a grand shining Steinway during the play’s performance, Mona Golabek, begins her remarkable monologue as her mother, a 14 year old, prepares for a piano lesson. Golabek comfortably inhabits her mother, pianist Lisa Jura, as a youth in Austria. Wrapped around and through the story is the music of Grieg, Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, and Rachmaninoff. The play was Hershey Felder’s adaptation of the book the Children of Willesden Lane, written by Golabek and Lee Cohen. Felder also directs the performance. Following her opening lines, Golabek moves to the Steinway which sits center stage to play an avalanche of notes from the Grieg piano concerto. The piano becomes her partner in the telling of this narrative while its sound board is reflected on the raised lid of the piano in a golden light. Completing the staging, behind the piano are large frames, some nearly as tall as the stage, where photos of family and events are projected.

Lisa clings to memories and the charge from her mother to always hold onto music and play the piano. Her studies of the standard piano repertoire become powerful vessels, holding memories of her past and carrying her forward through the challenges she faces. Golabeck draws the audience into the hopes of a child and the heartbreak of the war, with the deft skills of a practiced actor, creating an unusual and stirring empathy for her mother Lisa — it’s storytelling at its best! Adapter and Director, Felder’s resume includes several such works that bring musicians to life. His unique skill set in writing, directing, and performing portrayals of famous musicians is reflected in this play as well. He is also a Steinway Concert Artist. Bravo to Felder and especially to Mona Golabek, a Grammy nominee, as she brings this warm, heartfelt story to life. Producers for The Pianist of Willesden Lane are Frederic and Nancy Golden and Dana White. Associate Producers are Deborah and Peter Bertling, The John C. Mithun Foundation,

Photo courtesy of Hershey Felder Presents

In Vienna, Lisa’s family is rejected for being Jewish and her piano teacher refuses to continue to teach her, setting the tone for her diaspora. A ticket on the Kindertransport is obtained with gambling winnings by her father, allowing her to begin her journey to safety. Kindertransport was an operation that evacuated Jewish children from Nazi controlled countries to England from 1938 to 1940.

Mona Golabek as her mother Lisa Jura

and RevitaLash. Supporting Producers are Dan & Meg Burnham, Julianna & Tom Dain, Joan Rutkowski, and Helene Segal & George Konstantinow. Performances will continue through February 18th. For tickets ($40-86) visit www.etcsb.org or call 805-965-5400.


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Leah King, artist, performer, composer, and educator, who will be performing Sunday, February 18th

Black History Month


ELEBRATE THE RICH HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR BLACK COMMUNITY all February long as Santa Barbara Black Culture House and other local organizations present a series of thoughtful, free, and free events. Whether you prefer to dive deep into informative lectures, admire art and music, or participate in current conversations, here is how you can observe Black History Month.

Illuminating Black California: Stories from the Jim Crow Era Talk by historian Alison Rose Jefferson, PhD • SBTHP, Alhecama Theatre • Free, RSVP to historyassociates@ia.ucsb.edu • 5:30-7pm Th, 2/8.

Obsidian Scholars Poetry Jam

Black students in grades four to nine share their poetry • Gateway Educational Services & SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/10.

Black Flea Market

Black creatives, food, music, and more • UCSB MCC Lounge • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Th, 2/15.

Local Author Book Talk

Darrell M. McNeill discusses The Isley Brothers: 3+3 • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/17.

Leah King

Live electronic music concert • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Su, 2/18.

2024 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate:

Is Housing a Human Right?

Grappling with the statewide housing shortage and the growing issue of homelessness, four leading experts will debate potential solutions and hurdles when the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center hosts the free 2024 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate at Campbell Hall from 7:30 to 9:30pm on Tuesday, February 13th. Participants include Andy Bales, Former President and CEO, Union Rescue Mission; David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley; Rasheedah Phillips Director of Housing, PolicyLink; and Eric Tars Senior Policy Director, National Homelessness Law Center. For details visit www.ihc.ucsb.edu

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THE FEMINIST ON CELLBLOCK Y Documentary on a rehabilitation program centered around feminist literature; post-film talk with Success Stories Program coaches • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Fr, 2/9.


FRACTURE - VIBRAPHONE AND ELECTRONICS Concert by Matt Sharrock • UCSB, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free, details: http://tinyurl.com/y36mf2nd • 7:30pm Fr, 2/9. IL TROVATORE Opera SB presents Verdi’s melodrama • Lobero Theatre • $39-159 • www. lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 2/9 & 2:30pm Su, 2/11. ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Enjoy Humperdinck’s classic ballads • Chumash Casino • $39-69 • www. chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 2/9.


TAI CHI AT THE GARDEN Guided class by Master Yun • SB Botanic Garden • $10-15 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 9-10am Fr, 2/9. www.dancehubsb.org/sbv2023

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60 YEARS OF BEATLEMANIA See The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan concert with radio icon Bob Eubanks and live music • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $30 • www.luketheatre.org • 7pm Fr, 2/9.

KIDS CLUB AT PASEO NUEVO Creative arts & crafts, unique STEM projects, and more • Paseo Nuevo, De la Guerra Place • Free • 10am-1pm Sa, 2/10. TINY TAXA FAMILY FUN Interactive learning and crafts about soil critters • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am12:30pm Sa, 2/10.

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF ROBERT NESTA MARLEY With Prezident Brown, Rastan, and Teflon Young King • SOhO • $25-30 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Sa, 2/10.


NATURE & FOREST THERAPY Guided mindfulness experience • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10am Sa, 2/10. ELINGS PARK NATURE WALK: OAK WOODLAND ECOSYSTEM Guided walk hosted by SB Botanic Garden • Elings Park • Free, info: http://tinyurl.com/d54e2na7 • 9-10:30am Sa, 2/10.


AMPLIFY DRAG FESTIVAL Drag performances by UCSB students • UCSB Theater/Dance • Free, details: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Sa, 2/10.


STARR KING ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Shop clothes, books, houseware, and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free or $20 early bird entry (8am) • 9am-3pm Sa, 2/10.

COLORS OF LOVE 2024 Variety Valentine dance show by Transform Through Arts • Center Stage Theater • $25-40 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Sa, 2/10. SATURDAY'S ON STATE Enjoy free live music • Paseo Nuevo Center Court • 4-6pm Saturdays. JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO Romantic music from the great American songbook • Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista Rd. • $25-69 • http://tinyurl. com/y74nusfa • 7pm Sa, 2/10. SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER PLAYERS Playing Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams • Music Academy, Hahn Hall • $20, students free • https://sbchamberplayers.org • 7:30pm Sa, 2/10.


CHINESE NEW YEAR BOOK EVENT Local author Elisa Stad reads her children’s book Mama’s Love Language • Poppy Store, Montecito Mart • Free • 10:30am-12pm Sa, 2/10. 2-1-1 COMMUNITY DAY CELEBRATION Discover 50+ local organizations, health screenings, kids activities, and more • CommUnify • Minami Community Center, 600 West Enos Drive, Santa Maria • Free • 11am-3pm Sa, 2/10. MOSAIC MAKERS MARKET Shop 25+ local businesses • Mosaic Locale, 1131 State St. • Free • 11am4pm Sa, 2/10.

OBSIDIAN SCHOLARS POETRY JAM Black students in grades 4-9 share their poetry • Gateway Educational Services & SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/10. MATHEMATICS FIELD DAY Student math competition & talk by NASA scientist • Westmont College • Info: http://tinyurl.com/5dntkkjt • competition 1pm, awards 5:30pm Sa, 2/10. YEAR OF THE DRAGON FESTIVAL Celebrate with art exhibitions, history displays, and local vendors • SBTHP, El Presidio • Free • 4-8pm Sa, 2/10. MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER Music and dance for La Boheme’s new 501c3 • Casa de la Guerra • $100 • http://tinyurl.com/3rm7d7wu • 5:309:30pm Sa, 2/10. MEET YOUR MATCH VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY 2024 Meet local singles with wine and music • La Lieff Tasting Rm, 210 Gray Av • http://tinyurl.com/mr3rk484 • $35-50• 6pm Sa, 2/10. CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Singing, dancing, and martial arts show • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $35 • www.luketheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/10.

Sunday, February 11th MUSIC

KEVIN WINARD & WHO DAT DERE? Jazz concert • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 2/11.


BEACH CLEANUP Care for our shoreline • Explore Ecology, Arroyo Burro Beach • Details: www.exploreecology.org • 10am-12pm Su, 2/11.

Monday, February 12th LECTURES/MEETINGS

MYSTERY CHILDREN: THE STASOVA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S HOME DURING STALIN’S PURGE Talk by Professor Elizabeth McGuire • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-5:30pm Mo, 2/12. HOW UNDERSTANDING RELIGION MATTERS FOR THE CLIMATE Roundtable discussion • UCSB Robertson Gym • Free • http://tinyurl. com/32nvb89b • 4:30pm Mo, 2/12.

Tuesday, February 13th LECTURES/MEETINGS

LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR: HAVING THE CONVERSATION Webinar about planned giving and finances • SB Museum of Natural History Planned Giving Advisory Council • Free, register: http://tinyurl. com/4na8mddz • 12-1pm Tu, 2/13. EMBRACING EVERY BODY: CONFRONTING FATPHOBIA Talk by UCSB assistant Professor Caleb Luna • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Tu, 2/13. 2024 ARTHUR N. RUPE GREAT DEBATE: IS HOUSING A HUMAN RIGHT? Panel talk by leading experts • UCSB IHC, Campbell Hall • Free • www.ihc. ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 2/13.


MORNING BIRD WALK Learn about local birds • SB Botanic Garden • $20-35 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10am Tu, 2/13.


SUMMER SOLSTICE MARDI GRAS Join this Fat Tuesday benefit party at Legacy Art SB, 1230 State St • $20/$25 • solsticeparade.com • 5-9pm Tu, 2/13.

Wednesday, February 14th MUSIC

IRISH, SCOTTISH & CELTIC MUSIC Concert by The Decent Folk • UCSB San Miguel Residence Hall Outdoor Stage • Free • 12pm We, 2/14. THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY Rock concert by this group of influential musicians • Lobero Theatre • $40-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm We, 2/14.


SBIFF OPENING NIGHT! 8pm • Arlington Theatre. See pages 7-11.

VALENTINE’S SIP & STROLL Explore the garden with champagne and music • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $85-125 • www.lotusland.org • 2-4pm We, 2/14. (805) SPEED DATING AGES 40-60 Meet local singles • Old Town Coffee Goleta • http://tinyurl.com/53vxbkp8 • $40-50 • 6-9:30pm We, 2/14. VALENTINE’S DAY DRAG BINGO Bingo night hosted by Vivian Storm • Pearl Social • http://tinyurl.com/yc8a2xpr • $25 • 6:30-9pm We, 2/14. A VERY SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY WITH SHAWN THIES Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the American songbook • SOhO • $20-23 • www.sohosb.com 7:30pm We, 2/14.

Thursday, February 15th LECTURES/MEETINGS

FESTFORUMS 2024 Conference about festival planning and organizing • Mar Monte Hotel • $399-699 • https://festforums.com • 9am Th, 2/15 through 2/17. UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE Free webinar • Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 2pm Th, 2/15. WRITING IN THE GALLERIES Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, register: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 2/15. ECOLOGY & AESTHETICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE Across the CA Landscape with writers Louesa Roebuck & Obi Kaufmann • SB Botanic Garden • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2n4sbuc5 • 5:308pm Th, 2/15. CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Local author DJ Jones, Colors of the Initial Noise • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Th, 2/15. TENDING THE EARTH: EXPLORING ETHNOBOTANY AND LAND ETIQUETTE Trail talk by artist and poet Solange Aguilar • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 2/15. FISH REEF PROJECT UPDATE Talk by FRP CEO Chris Goldblatt on Sea Cave • SB Maritime Museum • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 2/15.

Friday, February 16th

SCIENCE PUB: MANY MOONS Learn about our solar system’s moons at the pub • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. • Free • 6:30-8pm Mo, 2/12. SETTING A COURSE FOR HEALING HISTORICAL AND RACIALIZED TRAUMA Talk by therapist and educator Resmaa Menakem • UCSB Arts & Lectures, UCSB Campbell Hall • Free-$20 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb. edu • 7:30pm Mo, 2/12.


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Valentine's Day in Santa Barbara


HETHER YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR THE IDEAL, ROMANTIC SPOT FOR YOUR SWEETHEART or looking for ways to connect with friends old and new, you’d be hard-pressed to find a location better than Santa Barbara for Valentine’s Day. Here are local ways to share the love!

Valentine’s Sip & Stroll

Explore the garden with champagne, music, & more • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $85-125 • www.lotusland.org • 2-4pm We, 2/14.

(805) Speed Dating

Meet local singles ages 40-60 • Old Town Coffee Goleta • $4050 • http://tinyurl.com/53vxbkp8 • 6-9:30pm We, 2/14.

Valentine’s Day Drag Bingo

Festive bingo night hosted by Vivian Storm • Pearl Social • $25 • http://tinyurl.com/yc8a2xpr • 6:30-9pm We, 2/14.

A Musical Valentine’s Day with Shawn Thies

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the American songbook • SOhO • $20-23 • www.sohosb.com 7:30pm We, 2/14.

Serenade for Romance: Valentine's Week

SB Symphony plays a classical romantic concert • Lobero Theatre • $35-175 • www.thesymphony.org • 3pm & 7:30pm Sa, 2/17.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC SOLO FLUTE SÉBASTIAN JACOT Joined by Camerata Pacifica Principal pianist Irina Zahharenkova • Music Academy, Hahn Hall • $35-75 • https://cameratapacifica.org • 7:30pm Fr, 2/16.



GEM FAIRE Shop beads, jewelry, & gems • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $7 • 12-6pm Fr, 2/16; 10am-6pm 2/17; 10am-5pm 2/18.


COCKTAIL FOR A CAUSE Old fashioned masterclass supporting historically Black colleges & universities • Finch & Fork • http://tinyurl.com/4ezmavce • $31• 5-7pm Fr, 2/16.

ARTHUR MURRAY THEATER SHOW 2024 Ballroom dancing showcase • Center Stage Theater • $30 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Fr, 2/16.

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

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AN EVENING WITH KARLA BONOFF See this ‘70s California music icon • Lobero Theatre • $39-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 7:30pm.

Saturday, February 17th CHILDREN

PATHFINDERS: CUTTING CLONES Plant cutting workshop for ages 8-13 • SB Botanic Garden • Free, register:

www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 11am12:15pm Sa, 2/17. SATURDAY STORYTIME Stories and activities for all ages. Paseo Nuevo, De La Guerra Place • Free • 3-3:30pm Sa, 2/17.


JOB FAIR FOR SPANISH-SPEAKERS AND BILINGUAL JOB-SEEKERS Meet organization representatives and network • Eastside Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/jjssk4zb • 10am-12pm Sa, 2/17. BOOK SIGNING Local author Dove Jones, Dolphin Talk • Tecolote Book Store • Free • 3-4pm Sa, 2/17.


SURFARIS + SURFER JOE Surf music concert • Alcazar Theatre • $20-25 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 2/17.


Celebrate ballroom dance’s passion, connection, and delicate movement across styles and skill levels when Arthur Murray Santa Barbara presents its student showcase at Center Stage Theater at 8pm on Friday, February 16th. For tickets ($30) visit www.centerstagetheater.org

Safari Local

SERENADE FOR ROMANCE: VALENTINE'S WEEK SB Symphony plays a classical romantic concert • Lobero Theatre • $35-175 • www.thesymphony.org • 3pm & 7:30pm Sa, 2/17.




LE MUSEUM LE MODERNE L’ARTE Interactive theatrical satire of the modern art museum experience • SBCAST • 513 Garden • $25-$30 • fishbon.org • 7pm Sat 2/17.

Botanic Garden • $40-55 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 9am-12pm Sa, 2/17.

Photo courtesy of Lobero Theatre

Arthur Murray Theater Show 2024

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The Immediate Family at the Lobero Experience a rock n’ roll reunion of some of the most impactful musicians of the last half-century – Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Steve Postell – perform under the band heading The Immediate Family at the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 14th. For tickets ($40-106) visit www.lobero.org


FARMER & THE FLEA MARKET Shop local vendors • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 2/17. LOVE ABOVE ALL BALL Fundraiser for Santa Ynez Valley Pride • Vega Vineyard & Farm, Buellton • $150 • http://tinyurl.com/3bj3jj4m • 5-9pm Sa, 2/17. PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKENDER – RAISE THE ROOF Party to local music talent • Finch & Fork • $20-25 • http://tinyurl. com/4yhy9wzj • 5-10pm Sa, 2/17.

Sunday, February 18th DANCE

METEOR SHOWER Steve Martin’s comedy about a pre-meteor shower dinner party • Ojai Arts Center Theater • $20-25 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm • through 2/18.

CONTRA DANCE WITH LIVE BAND Dance to Lindsay Verbil & Chopped Liver • Carrillo Ballroom • $10 • www. sbcds.org/contradance/schedule • 6:10-9:30pm Su, 2/18.

THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE A young Jewish pianist dreams of her future as World War II breaks out • ETC • New Vic Theater • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm through 2/18.

SCHUBERTIADE Chamber music concert • St. Mark’s in the Valley • Free-$50 • http://tinyurl.com/277ynkjs • 4pm Su, 2/18.


It’s Your Library STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Villa Santa Fe ~ 10:30-11:30am Tu, 2/13; Presidio Springs ~ 12:15-1:15pm Tu, 2/13; State St. Farmer’s Market ~ 4-6:30pm Tu, 2/13; Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 2/14; Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 2/14; Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 2/15; SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 2/15; Oak Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 2/16; Paseo Nuevo ~ 12-5pm Sa, 2/17 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.

OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA Spanish, Mexican, and world music • Lobero Theatre • $44-64 • www. lobero.org • 6:30pm Su, 2/18.


HENRY V Shakespeare’s famous play of war •

PCPA • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • Starting at $25 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 2/15, through 3/3.


BE IN NATURE: PRACTICE MINDFUL WHOLE-HEARTEDNESS Guided meditation practices • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10:30am Su, 2/18. OCEAN AMBASSADOR BEACH CLEANUP Care for our beach • Skater's Point skate park and Palm Park parking lot, East Beach • Register: http://tinyurl. com/4ss5wuxu • 10am-12pm Su, 2/18.


PAJAMA BRUNCH PJ brunch with mimosas and music • Finch & Fork • RSVP: https:// finchandforkrestaurant.com/events • 11am-2pm Su, 2/18.





Movie Listings for 02/8/24-02/12/24 REEL DEAL (FIRST SHOW EVERY DAY AT MOVIES LOMPOC): $7.50 • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 • MASTER CARD • VISA • DISCOVER THE BEEKEEPER -R- THUR-FRI 4:30-7; SAT-SUN-MON 11:30-2-4:30-7; TUE-WED 4:30-7 ARGYLLE -PG13- FRI 4-7; SAT-SUN 1-4-7; MON-TUE-WED 4-7 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT -PG13- FRI 4:30-7 TURNING RED -PG-FRI 4:30-7; SAT-SUN-MON 11:30-2-4:30-7; TUE-WED 4:30-7 LISA FRANKENSTEIN -PG13- THUR 7; FRI 4:30-7; SAT-SUN-MON 11:30-2-4:30-7; TUE-WED 4:30-7 All Screens Now Presented In Dolby Digital Projection and Dolby Digital Sound!


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Year of the Dragon Festival Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 4 to 8pm

Official Website: ArlingtonTheatreSB.com

Sat 2/10: 2pm: SBIFF Int’l Dir. Panel

Sat 2/10: 11am: SBIFF Producers Panel

Tue 2/13: 8pm: SBIFF Writers Panel

Sun 2/11: 11am: Sun 2/11: 8pm: Mon 2/12: 8pm: SBIFF Variety SBIFF Maltin Awrd SBIFF Dir. Mark Ruffalo Artisans Award Year Award

Wed 2/14: 8:00pm: Thur 2/15: 8:00pm: Fri 2/16: 8:00pm: Sat 2/17: 11am: SBIFF Cinema SBIFF Mont. Awrd SBIFF Arlngtn. Awrd SBIFF Vngrd Awrd Jeffrey Wright Annette Bening Women’s Panel Paul Giamatti

Sat 2/17: 8pm: Wed 2/21: 7:30pm: Thu 2/22: 7:30pm: Tue/Wed 2/27 & 28: Sat 3/2: 7:30pm: Seraglio Folkloric SBIFF Film Abraham Verghese Brian Regan 7:30pm: Ballet Chosen Family BANFF Mt. Film Fest

Fri 4/19: 8pm: Antonio Sanchez Birdman Live!




Fiesta • ANYONE BUT YOU: Fiesta • Camino Camino VALENTINE

Sun 5/19: 7pm: UCSB Arts & Lectures Jacob Collier

Fri 5/3: 8pm: Marca MP

Tue 4/30: 7:30pm: UCSB Arts & Lectures Amanda Gorman Paseo Nuevo





DUNE 2021


Fiesta • Camino

Paseo Nuevo • Camino





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Lisa Frankenstein* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 3:15, 5:45, 8:20. Sat/Sun: 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:20. Out of Darkness (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:00, 6:15, 8:30. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:00, 6:15, 8:30. Wed/Thur: 2:10, 6:15, 8:30. Anyone But You: Valentine Encore (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 5:30, 8:10. Sat/Sun: 2:45, 5:30, 8:10. Wed/Thur: 8:10. Argylle* (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:30, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 1:20, 4:30, 7:40. Wed/Thur: 3:00, 4:30, 7:40. The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Tue: 4:55. Mean Girls (PG13): Fri, Mon/Tue: 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 7:30. Wed/Thur: 2:20. Poor Things (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:45, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:45, 8:00. Wed/Thur: 5:00. Madame Web* (PG13): Wed/Thur: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30. Bob Marley: One Love* (PG13): Wed/Thur: 2:40, 5:20, 8:00.


No films. SBIFF schedule.

No films. SBIFF schedule.

F I E S TA 5 ·

Be among the first to see SBTHP’s Year of the Dragon Mural, and meet muralist and designer, DJ Javier. Experience an immersive art exhibition, The Dragon, co-curated by SBTHP Board Member Kai Tepper and emerging artist Meiya Sidney. On display inside the Presidio Chapel from February 10-21, The Dragon features artwork by local, multigenerational AAPI artists. Then, discover the history of Santa Barbara’s Japanese and Chinese communities on a free walking tour of the Presidio Neighborhood and explore SBTHP’s Nihonmachi Revisited and Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens exhibits. Shop local at the outdoor Dragon Market and support AAPI artisans and small businesses. Enjoy free activity booths, craft tables, and live cultural performances. Groove to DJ-duo, Hi-Jams, and swing by MindGarden’s live screen-printing station to wear DJ Javier’s dragon artwork home. Grab delicious bites and desserts to-go from pop-ups by Your Choice Thai Restaurant and Creaminal. For those 21+, drop into Santa Barbara’s favorite neighborhood bar, The Pickle Room, for dragon-inspired drink and food specials. Gather with the AAPI community and embrace the strength, wisdom, vitality, resilience and hope that the Year of the Dragon represents.


Schedule subject to change. Please visit metrotheatres.com for theater updates. Thank you. Features and Showtimes for Feb 9-15, 2024 * = Subject to Restrictions on “SILVER MVP PASSES; and No Passes”

Dune 2021 Reissue (PG13): Fri-Thur: 7:00. The Jungle Bunch (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:40. Sat/Sun: 2:20, 4:40. Migration (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:50, 7:10. Thur: 4:50. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 4:50, 7:10. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:20. Land of Bad (R): Thur: 7:10.


ELEBRATE SANTA BARBARA’S DIVERSE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES at the Year of the Dragon Festival on Saturday, February 10th, 4 to 8pm at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (123 East Canon Perdido St)!


Lisa Frankenstein* (PG13): Fri, Mon/Tue: 5:30,8:00. Sat/Sun, Wed/Thur: 2:10, 5:30, 8:00. Out of Darkness (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 5:45, 8:15. Sat/Sun, Wed/Thur: 3:30, 5:45, 8:15. The Boy & the Heron - SUB (PG13): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:45, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 2:20, 4:45. Anyone But You: Valentine Encore (R):Fri-Tue: 7:45. Madame Web* (PG13): Wed/Thur: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45.


How to Have Sex (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 5:30, 8:00.Sat/Sun, Wed/Thur: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Argylle (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:25, 7:45. Sat/Sun:1:30, 4:25, 7:45. Wed/Thur: 1:25, 4:35, 7:45. The Zone of Interest (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:45, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:40, 4:45, 7:20. Wed/Thur: 1:40, 7:20. American Fiction (R): Fri, Mon/Tue: 4:35, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:50, 4:35, 7:30. Wed/Thur: 4:25. Bob Marley: One Love* (PG13): Wed/Thur: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30.

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The Taste of THings (PG13): Wed/Thur: 4:05, 7:15. Poor Things (R): Fri-Tue: 4:15, 7:20. Wed/Thur: 3:45. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Tue: 4:05, 7:00. Wed/Thur: 7:00.

Free parking in the parking lot at 117 East Canon Perdido Street and also behind Panino at 834 Santa Barbara Street.

Cottage Health to Host Two Blood Drives


O CONTINUE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL BLOOD SUPPLY AND THE COMMUNITY’S WELL-BEING, Cottage Health, in partnership with Vitalant, is hosting two blood drives in February. The blood drives are scheduled in Goleta and Santa Barbara on the following dates:

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Thursday, February 22nd, 10am - 2pm, at 351 S Patterson Ave, Santa Barbara; The Vitalant Bloodmobile will be parked in the Hollipat parking lot across from the hospital. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Friday, February 23rd, 10am - 2pm, at 400 W Pueblo St, Santa Barbara; The Vitalant Bloodmobile will be parked at the hospital’s main entrance at Castillo and Pueblo. As a token of appreciation, all donors will be entered into a drawing by Vitalant to win a $10 gift card. Donors must present a photo ID at the donation site and are encouraged to eat a healthy meal and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before donating.

To register, visit cottagehealth.org/sbblooddrive

PASF Invites Area Music Organizations, Teachers to Lunch


HE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (PASF), a nonprofit that supports music education and scholarships for local students, is hosting a luncheon to gather input from Santa Barbara-area music organizations, schools, and teachers.

The event, which is by invitation only, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10th, at the La Cumbre Country Club from 11:30am to 2pm. Invitations have been sent to more than a dozen schools, colleges, teachers, and music education groups involved in training junior instrumental, adult instrumental, and adult vocal students. Deborah Bertling, the foundation’s president, said the goal of the luncheon is to find out how PASF can better serve young musicians in the Santa Barbara community, as well as to thank music educators for their work. Participants will be invited to answer questions and offer feedback about what PASF can do to strengthen and cultivate local musicianship. “We have been a non-profit for over 40 years now, and the world has changed, and is changing,” Bertling said. “We value the perspectives and insights of our local music educators as we plan how the foundation should move forward in the coming years.” Established in 1982, the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation encourages young musicians to strive for excellence and supports them in their growth as performers. The foundation hosts an annual music competition and supports music educational outreach in Santa Barbara. Recipients say the competition provides a support system that has served as a bridge to their professional careers. pasfsb.org

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BARBARA AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTERS 9.48 AND 9.49 AND BY REPEALING CHAPTER 5.32 RELATING TO PEDDLING, SOLICITING, AND VENDING ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on February 6, 2024.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as M & M PROPERTY MANAGEMENT at 5287 University Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. MICHELLE C PETLOW at 5287 University Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on January 12, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000069. Published January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2024.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following General Partnership is doing business as YUMMY THAI RESTAURANT at 5918 Hollister Ave, B, Goleta, CA 93117. NIRUT SOPHAKUN at 5918 Hollister Ave, B, Goleta, CA 93117 and YUPHA KAEWSRI at 5918 Hollister Ave, B, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on January 29, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0000229. Published February 9, 16, 23, March 1, 2024.

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U.S. Economy Has Landed – Part II was no fluke, and maybe 2024 will be the beginning of the ‘Roaring 2020’s’ HERE’S NO LONGER ANY decade I believe has already begun. DOUBT the U.S. economy has Why not? President Biden is thinking made a soft landing because the big with his Bidenomics policies that economy grew 3.3 percent in Q4 are expanding both the industrial 2023 and 3.1 percent for the and service sectors of the year. economy with policies The first look that will take years at employment to build out. It’s also in January gave growing health care even better news. services, cutting Year 2024 is off drug prices, and to a roaring start creating more jobs with 353,000 jobs By Harlan Green than ever before. created and the “Total nonfarm unemployment rate payroll employment rose still at 3.7 percent. It has by 353,000 in January, and the now remained below four percent for unemployment rate remained at 3.7 two years. And December’s job total percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor increased to 333,000 nonfarm payroll Statistics reported today [1.29.24]. jobs. Job gains occurred in professional This means last year’s growth surge By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE


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and business services, health care, retail trade, and social assistance. Employment declined in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry.” Professional and business services added 74,000 jobs in January, employment in health care rose by 70,000, retail trade employment increased by 45,000. General merchandise retailers added 24,000 jobs, while electronics and appliance retailers lost 3,000 jobs.

months! Consumer spending has been the main engine of growth, which “reflected increases in services (led by health care) and goods (led by recreational goods and vehicles),” said the BEA.

Manufacturing is also recovering as manufacturing employment edged up in January (+23,000), government employment continued to trend up in January (+36,000), below the average monthly gain of 57,000 in 2023. Jobs gained in federal government (+11,000), and continued to trend up in local government, excluding education (+19,000).

And there’s another reason for the Fed to move quickly on cutting their interest rates. A New York community bank is raising concerns of further bank failures as happened last year.

The original Roaring 20’s occurred 100 years ago in the 1920s and was the beginning of our industrial revolution. This decade could be the beginning of a new revolution. It’s already being called the Information, or Internet Revolution.

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MarketWatch reports New York Community Bancorp Inc.’s stock on Thursday triggered the steepest drop in regional-bank stocks since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in March 2023.


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This should require the Fed, which supervises commercial banks, to expedite their rate cuts to avoid further bank failures, rather than worry about future inflation shocks.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Courtesy of City of Santa Barbara Waterfront Department

Dredging Completed, East Beach Open


HE FALL/WINTER DREDGE CYCLE IN THE SANTA BARBARA HARBOR, that began on January 10th, was completed January 16th. Approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand were removed from the Federal Channel with a large pipe on West Beach that transported sand from the harbor entrance to East Beach across from the Cabrillo Ball Park. The sand discharged on East Beach will help replenish local beaches down the coast that have lost sand in recent swell events, including the East Beach Volleyball Courts. The discharge area on East Beach was closed for safety during the dredging operations but is now open. The Waterfront Department works closely with the US Army Corps of Engineers to keep the Federal Channel of the Santa Barbara Harbor open for safe boating. The Federal Government funds the dredging operations at approximately $3 million per year, with a goal to dredge a minimum of 120,000 cubic yards per dredge cycle. During each year there are typically two dredge cycles. The dredge contractor, Pacific Dredge & Construction, which was awarded a three-year contract uses an electric dredge called Sandpiper to help reduce air emissions and improve air quality. https://santabarbaraca.gov/things-do/waterfront

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NATHAN ALLDREDGE as the new Harbor Operations Manager. Before becoming the Harbor Operations Manager, Nathan was hired by the Waterfront Department as Harbor Patrol Crew in 2015 and was later promoted to Harbor Patrol Officer in 2017 before becoming the Harbor Patrol Supervisor in 2022.

ANGELA RODRIGUEZ has worked for the City of Santa Barbara since 2015 doing work at the Police Department Nathan Alldredge and City Hall Clerks Office before coming to the Waterfront Department in April 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. In May 2023, Angela was promoted to Administrative Analyst to be the Waterfront Department’s Event Coordinator, Cruise Ship Program Coordinator, and Waterfront Public Information Officer.

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NIKO LOPEZ graduated with a degree in communication from San Diego State University in 2019 and worked in the private sector for a public health marketing agency. He comes to the Waterfront Department as an Administrative Assistant after spending the last few years in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, managing City Council meeting agendas, Advisory Group recruitments, and records. DANA MCCORKLE grew up in Santa Barbara and worked as a Commercial Fisherman here in the Harbor. Dana loves working and being at the Harbor and says, “This is the place to be to meet and see all the best people.”

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ESTMONT’S 35TH ANNUAL MATHEMATICS FIELD DAY will feature students from nine regional high schools in a friendly competition on Saturday, February 10th, in Winter Hall at 1pm. Alphan Altinok, a senior data scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, will speak about “Mathematics of Artificial Intelligence” at the awards banquet at 5:30pm in the Global Leadership Center. The event, directed by Westmont mathematics professor Anna Aboud, will feature student teams from Carpinteria, Cate, Dos Pueblos, La Canada, Laguna Blanca, Oaks Christian School, San Marcos, Santa Barbara, and Thacher High Schools. The event includes college bowls with buzzers, written exams, and Chalk Talks with student presentations. This year the Chalk Talk, a ten to twelve minute presentation, is about Figurate numbers, which are numbers that can be represented by a regular geometrical arrangement of equally spaced points. For details, visit www.westmont.edu/mathematics/field-day/schedule-map

NATHAN BADIGGO grew up in Ventura County and graduated from Camarillo High. Nathan moved Dana McCorkle to Santa Barbara in 2012 and now considers Santa Barbara to be home, as he loves being closer to the ocean and serving the community. Dana and Nathan are two of the new friendly faces working around the Harbor and Stearns Wharf as Waterfront Maintenance Workers. MICHAEL HOOKS has always been drawn to water, as he grew up near lakes and was excited to be offered the job as an Office Specialist for the Waterfront Department. Michael is one of the new friendly faces at the front counter of the Harbormaster’s Office and assists slip permittees and visiting boaters. The Marina Management Team and Waterfront Department are thrilled to have Michael as part of the team.

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HE WATERFRONT DEPARTMENT, whose mission is to provide the community with a quality Waterfront for recreation and commercial use, along with mooring and landside services for boating has added several new faces to its team.

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Annual Rummage Sale Coming to Earl Warren Showgrounds


TARR KING PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOP WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, February 10th, at Earl Warren Showgrounds. A popular event on the Central Coast, Starr King Rummage Sale has been a Santa Barbara community tradition since the 1950s. Early bird entrance is at 8am, for a $20 fee. General admission is 9am to 3pm (no charge). The event, which draws the attention of nearly 2,000 rummage shoppers annually, is a treasure hunt featuring deals on clothing for kids and adults, housewares, books, garden supplies, toys, furnishings, treasures, and a food tent serving gourmet breakfast, lunch, and goodies from top local eateries. Pastries and other food items will be sold in the morning, with further offerings at lunch. Starr King Parent-Child Workshop has been in early childhood education in Santa Barbara since 1949, offering a hands-on, play-based learning experience for preschool children. All parents contribute directly to the school’s daily operations, keeping down tuition costs and attracting a diverse population of parents who are actively involved in their children’s early learning. www.skrummage.com.


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Santa Barbara International Film Festival & the Anti-Defamation League of Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties

The Last Daughter honored

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HIS YEAR’S ADL STAND UP AWARD at the 2024 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) will go to The Last Daughter, a feature documentary about an Australian woman’s quest to piece together memories of two loving families — one white and one Aboriginal — that a government program separated her from.

“The Last Daughter is a chilling account of injustice revealed through Brenda Matthews’ investigation of her own memories fogged by trauma, discrimination, and government disinformation,” said ADL Regional Director Dan Meisel. “The impetus for Brenda’s exploration of the past remarkably was not anger, but rather a naggingly pleasant memory of affection that she ultimately weaves into a triumph of love over injustice and racial tension. Our jury is pleased to honor this filmmaker and her team for their stand on behalf of many similarly harmed children and families.”

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“We at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival are thrilled that The Last Daughter is being recognized for the profoundly moving, important, and deftly-told story it weaves,” said SBIFF Director of Programming Claudia Puig. “We are very proud to introduce this tenderly crafted and uplifting documentary to American audiences. The Last Daughter grapples with institutionalized racism as it recounts an indigenous woman’s search for truth, reconciliation, and healing. We are deeply grateful to Brenda Matthews for sharing her journey.”


The Last Daughter was directed by Matthews and Nathaniel Schmidt, and it was produced by Brendon Skinner and Simon Williams. It is a nominee for the 2024 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Best Documentary Award. “I humbly accept the ADL Stand Up Award,” said Matthews. “I thank my black and white families for their love, support, and for being there for me while going back to such a hurtful time in all of our lives, so that we can share truth and forgiveness. The Last Daughter documentary is a lived experience, a story that invites others in, where they can find their entry point into the circle. Finding a connection to the story through their own lived experience.”

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A jury of ADL staff and supporters annually present the ADL Stand Up Award to a film in the festival that exemplifies the impact storytelling can have in fostering mutual understanding and respect, consistent with ADL’s over 100-year-old mission “to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” The award is sponsored this year by the Skinner Social Impact Fund and Steve and Cindy Lyons.

The Last Daughter will make its North American premiere in an ADL-sponsored screening on Tuesday, February 13th, at 5:40pm at the Metro 4 Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Matthews. The film is scheduled to screen again on Thursday, February 15th at noon at Metro 4. Passes and tickets can be purchased at sbiff.org or on the SBIFF festival app.

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Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art: Characters of the Spirit World: Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls

Exhibit Highlights Traditional

Hopi Katsina Dolls OPI KATSINA DOLLS, CARVED AND COLORFULLY DECORATED WOODEN FIGURES, are more than just beautiful works of art: They represent Katsinam spirits believed to bring blessings of good health, growth, and fertility. A unique exhibition, celebrating the resurgence of a traditional carving method, features dozens of the Katsina (or “Kachina” to non-Hopi people) dolls and is open through May 4th in the lower level of the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The exhibition draws from local collectors, including local artists Wesley and Donna Anderegg, and includes work by four carvers, whose pieces are available for purchase. Traditionally, young Hopi children receive these dolls during ceremonies and dances throughout the calendar year in conjunction with planting, harvesting, and celebrations. The dolls, which feature hundreds of characters, also serve as educational tools teaching children about each specific Katsina spirit, which include all things in the universe, rocks, stars, animals, plants, weather, and more. Beginning around 1900, as tourists began to venture into Hopi and other Native American lands, the dolls became highly sought-after collectables. Hopi carvers made and sold the dolls, sharing the rich cosmology of the Hopi people. Traditional Hopi Katsina dolls take shape from the roots of cottonwood trees. Like the Hopi, these trees live in an arid climate and grow only near stable sources of water. Although the Navajo Nation completely surrounds it, the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited land in the U.S., with the Hopi settling there between 900 and 1000 A.D.

Local artists/collectors Wesley and Donna Anderegg

The four artists whose work is for sale include Cory Ahownewa, who serves as a cultural ambassador at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon; Kevin Honyouti, the youngest carver on display in the exhibition, who learned the craft from his father; Ed Seechoma, who is an award-winning Hopi master carver and lives in the village of Hotevilla on the Third Mesa; and Cordell Naseyoma also of the Hopi Third Mesa village of Hotevilla.

The exhibition is of special interest to Chris Rupp, Westmont curator and art collections manager, who grew up in Arizona and from a young age had a strong interest in Native American culture. “My father and I visited petroglyph sites and explored remote ruins of ancient settlements, which he occasionally located from the air while on flights as an aerial photographer,” Rupp explained. Rupp’s interest in Katsina dolls grew out of his friendship with the Andereggs (Wesley also grew up in Arizona). “I am struck by their visual power, their bold colors, and elaborate decorations,” Rupp says. “As a ceramic artist I am drawn in by their handcraftedness — they are so carefully carved, painted, and crafted, yet the hand is evident in their production. While some are intended to represent frightening characters, such as ogres, they tend to have a friendly quality. They are endearing much like a cast of characters from a storybook or play. While their meaning and cultural significance does not spring from my own culture, I have a deep admiration for the Hopi people and these characters that they bring to life through their carving. I have even found a place in my home for a few of them to reside.”

The museum is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. It is closed on Sundays and college holidays. For more, visit www.westmont.edu/museum

Installation view

Right: Several Katsina made with natural pigments and feathers on cottonwood root.

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10 WEST GALLERY: Wonder ~ Feb 18 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ Mar 3 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395

ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: New Landscapes Part II ~ Feb 28 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 THE CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org CALIFORNIA NATURE ART MUSEUM (formerly Wildling Museum): Stories of Water ~ Feb 19; CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.org

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CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 E Anacapa St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com CORRIDAN GALLERY: California Sojourns, new work by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 11-6 WeSa • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CPC GALLERY: Carol Talley: Abstracted Landscapes ~ Feb • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Poetry in Paper ~ Apr 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 ThMo • www.elverhoj.org

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

FAULKNER GALLERY: 60 Photographs by Veterans • 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653 FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com FIRESIDE GALLERY: Capturing the Essence ~ Feb 22 - May 17 • Trinity Lutheran Church • M-F 10-2pm, 909 N La Cumbre Rd GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn, Featured artist: Wendy Brewer ~ Feb • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: En Mi Corazõn, by featured Artist Debbi Green ~ Feb 29 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Gardens • by reservation • 695 Ashley Rd • 805-969-9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA Artists Exhibit & West Wall: Frances Reighley ~ Feb • 500 N. Fairview Av •

A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted


10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • 12-5 Tu-Sa • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 MoSa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: Film Lounge, Celebrating the 39th SBIFF ~ Feb 7-17 • 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • www.CreateLegacyMusic.com LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Rincon Expressions ~ Mar 3 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av •

Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art


www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~

Curves Of Life, Marble

Francine Kirsch



Chris Fletcher

Sculptor www. CFletchersArt.com CFletchersart.com • 805-964-3788

Kerry Methner



www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery

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Art Venues

Art Events ARTIST TALK WITH SCOTT JOHNSON • Johnson discusses his new exhibition Uncommon Ground • SB Architectural Foundation Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. • Free, RSVP to molly@afsb.org • 2pm Sa, 2/10. CRAFTERNOONS AGES 5+ • Every Thursday • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • $8 • 3:30-5pm Th, 2/8 & 2/15. VALENTINE’S SIP & STROLL AT LOTUSLAND • Explore, sip champagne and be serenaded by the melodies of Tony Ybarra’s live music • www.lotusland.org • $125 non-members • ages 21+ • 2-4pm Wed, 2/14. STUDIO SUNDAY • Create your own watercolor and collage Faiyum mummy portrait • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Center • www.sbma.net • Free • 1:30-4:30pm Su, 2/11. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su. CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th.


MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: This Must Be The Place, by residents of Palm Ave Lofts ~ Mar 24 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805684-9700 • www.palmloft.com PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-452-7739 • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.peregrine.shop PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www. porticofinearts.com PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists: Brice Ciabatti, Melinda Mettler, Summer Howatt ~ Feb 29 • 11-9 Su-We; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus

805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN: Tiny Taxa Doing Big Things, small elements that play crucial roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem ~ Mar 17 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: A Crow Show, Pamela Zwehl-Burke & Friends ~ Feb 26 • 631 Garden St • 10-6 Fr & By Appt • www.sbcaw.org SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: California Missions by Edwin Deakin ~ Feb 18; Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We, Fri-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-9661601 • www.sbhistorical.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM: Ice Bear, photographs by Ralph Clevenger ~ May 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18; Janna Ireland, True Story Index, photographs ~ Jun 2; Important 19th & 20th Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection ~ Jun 9 • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Mo • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing; Shark Cove & Intertidal Wonders ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract Nine ~ Feb 28 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace, New Winter Collection • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com STEWART FINE ART: Early California Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 Mo-Sa • 805-845-0255

SULLIVAN GOSS: The Sublime: Where Words Fail ~ Feb 26; Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes ~ Mar 25; The Winter Salon ~ Mar 25 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ Ju 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu VOICE GALLERY: SB Visual Artists ~ Mar 1 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448 • www.voicesb.art WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mo-Sa • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Camille Corot to Orthodox Icons: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Gifts to the Collection ~ Mar 23; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum


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