Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opening Week

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opening Week

The 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival is in full swing this week! The star studded line up includes awards for Bradley Cooper (Outstanding Performer of the Year Award,  Feb. 8), Robert Downey Jr. (Maltin Modern Master Award, Feb. 9), Mark Ruffalo (American Riviera Award,  Feb. 11), Paul Giamatti (Cinema Vanguard Award,  Feb. 14), Jeffrey Wright (Montecito Award, Feb. 15), and Annette Bening (the new Arlington Award, Feb. 16). The Outstanding Directors of the Year Award was just announced yesterday, and will feature Martin Scorsese (nominated for Killers of the Flower Moon), and his fellow Academy Award for Best Director nominee Justine Triet, (Anatomy of a Fall ). That tribute takes place on February 12 at 8 p.m. 

Plenty of free films will be shown throughout the week. And it's always a treat to watch a movie on the big screen at the Arlington Theatre! Here's what you can see: Maestro (Feb. 8); Oppenheimer (Feb. 9), plus a Q&A with Academy Award nominated star Cillian Murphy; Poor Things (Feb. 11); Killers of the Flower Moon (Feb. 12); American Symphony (Feb. 13), plus a Q&A with musician-star Jon Batiste; The Holdovers (Feb. 14); American Fiction (Feb. 15); and Nyad (Feb. 16). 

Visit SBIFF to find tickets for the special events.

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