Clockwise from far left: Views from the courthouse in Ep. 9 “Bande à Part”; Ep. 8 “NJOYNSB”; Bénédicte Castillo, Mathieu Forget, and Martin Médus in 21; A still from Maclennan’s INVISIBLE CITY.
ONE to WATCH
Like all talented film directors, STEWART MACLENNAN is an expert at using visual images to
to his teenage years at Cate School and French club jaunts to the Rivera Theater, where he developed his taste for art-house films.) A graduate of Stanford who also attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Maclennan worked as a film editor before moving behind the camera. His S.B. ties remain strong; he recently joined the directors’ stable at CoMPANY Films, companyfilms.net, a brand marketing production company helmed by locals Robin Benson and Richard Goldstein. L . D . P .
Stick it to THE MAN
Rocktober arrived in full force at the Santa Barbara Bowl, most notably with a marathon performance by NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL supporting his current album, The Monsanto Years, recorded in Oxnard at the Teatro. (A conditional use permit requires bowl shows to end at 10 pm; Young played until nearly 10:40.) He and the band— featuring a pair of Willie Nelson’s sons—dug out deep cuts like “Time Fades Away” and even distributed organic seed packets in defiance of the new California Seed Law. C . B .
PHOTOGRAPHS: NEIL YOUNG, BLUE CALEEL
tell a story; unlike most film directors, Maclennan can tell a story in 15-second increments. His micro fashion film series titled 21, instagram.com/21episodes—21 episodes lasting 15 seconds—is a classic love triangle with aesthetic overtones inspired by 1960s French films like Roger Vadim’s La Bride sur le Cou (1961) featuring Brigitte Bardot. Maclennan’s überstylish series also serves as a clever marketing device replete with subtle product placement—brand sponsors include French clothing giant Lacoste—and a candid love letter to Santa Barbara, where 21 was filmed. (A native of Bakersfield, Maclennan’s fondness for Santa Barbara dates
Save the date for the 31st annual SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL February 3 through 13—11
days of more than 200 films, tributes, seminars, and programs like the 10-10-10 Student Screenwriting and Filmmaking Competitions and Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies. Johnny Depp is receiving this year’s Maltin Modern Master Award (recently renamed in honor of film critic Leonard Maltin) on February 6. C . B .
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