Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Crossing Bhutan

Follow a group of veteran athletes as they attempt to cross Bhutan, the only country in the world to use Gross National Happiness to measure the nation's progress, in a 32-day journey.


Crossing Bhutan hold its third screening at the Lobero Theater on Friday, February 12 at 11 a.m.

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Rocky Stars Hope To Inspire Young Boxers

Teens trying to steer clear of violence on their own streets are drawn to the boxing ring.

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Slideshow: Sylvester Stallone at SBIFF

69-year-old Sylvester Stallone never looked so good as he graced the Red Carpet at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival to receive the 2016 Montecito Award for his body of work.

Dom Perignon Hosts Celebrity Lounge

Celebrities arriving at the Santa Barbara International Film festival have an exclusive place to chill before taking the stage and it is full of bubbly.

Sylvesters Stalllone honored at the SBIFF

Creed Stars Cheered On By Ringside Fans

Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers put up their dukes like Rocky and Apollo for photographers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Tuesday night.

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

One of the greatest national treasure hunts exists here in the Central Coast. The man that became synonymous with Hollywood, Cecil B. DeMille, shot the 1923 version of The Ten Commandments in the Guadalupe Dunes and created what has become one of the largest sets in motion picture history.

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille makes its world premiere at the Fiesta 5 Theater on Thursday, February 11 at 7:20 p.m., and will hold a second screening on Saturday, February 13 at 10:20 a.m., also at Fiesta 5.

2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Standing on Water

Listen up surfers and surfer enthusiasts! What would you say if I told you there was a place considered the "Cold Hawaii?" A place where the waves are more than ideal for surfing. A surfing community thriving in a remote location of Denmark. That's right, Denmark! Documentary filmmaker Peter Alsted explores the community of Klitmøller through the personal journey of its surfing prodigy, Casper Steinfath.

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Battlecreek

Henry (Bill Skarsgård) suffers from a rare skin disease that prevents him from stepping into sunlight, but when a beautiful stranger (Claire van der Boom) suddenly arrives in the small Southern town of Battlecreek, Henry's world is turned upside down and must decide to break free from his past or stay put and succumb to his overprotective mother's wishes.

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Slideshow: Brie Larson & Saoirse Ronan - Outstanding Performers Award

Actresses Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan were honored Monday night with the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Performers Award. Larson was unable to attend the event in person but Skyped in.

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Follow Your Heart

The 8-minute animated film creates a unique perceptive on what it truly means to follow one's heart. With such beautiful animation, the filmmakers are able to create a world where people's hearts exhibit the qualities of a pet, and follows the the saga of Mary who loses her beloved Skip.

The animated short makes its world premiere at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival as part of the "Animated Shorts" section.

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Stereotypically You

In many ways, Stereotypically You is a romantic film, but in many other way it's not and that mixture works perfectly for this comedy film's take on the absurdities of love and break-ups.

Stereotypically You world premieres on Saturday, February 6 at 2:20 p.m. and on Sunday, February 7 at 11:40 a.m. at Metro 4 Theater.

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2016 SBIFF Movie Spotlight: Wheels Over Paradise

With heart-pumping action and a rush of Adrenaline that will keep you glued to your seats, Wheels Over Paradise makes it world premiere at the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday.

Wheels Over Paradise world premieres at the Fiesta 5 Theater on Friday, February 12 at 10:20 p.m. and will screen again on Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lobero Theater.

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