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The American Riviera Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to open with Disconnect

  Jason Bateman, Hope Davis and Haley Ramm in Henry-Alex Rubin's "DISCONNECT" Courtesy of LD Entertainment   The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24-February 3), presented by lynda.com, will open the 2013 Festival with the U.S.  Premiere of LD Entertainment’s Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård ...

Marton Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley speak about cinema, each other and HUGO (2011)

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  Martin Scorsese wins The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival.. “We have to keep this wonderful life-sustaining conversation going with cinema”.   On the night of January 30, 2012, the legendary director Martin Scorsese, whose latest film HUGO (2012) is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, was awarded The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival (SBIFF) by celebrated actor Ben Kingsley. Before receiving the award, M...

Marton Scorsese and Sir Ben Kingsley speak about cinema, each other and HUGO (2011)

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  Martin Scorsese wins The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival.. “We have to keep this wonderful life-sustaining conversation going with cinema”.   On the night of January 30, 2012, the legendary director Martin Scorsese, whose latest film HUGO (2012) is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, was awarded The American Riviera Award at the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival (SBIFF) by celebrated actor Ben Kingsley. Before receiving the award, M...

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

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  Ben Kingsley at The Arlington Theater at 27th SBIFF, 30th January, 2012   I spoke to Sir Ben as he walked up the red carpet into the theater...   ME: Tonight you’re going to be presenting an award to the great Scorsese. BEN: The great Scorsese! Yes! ME: So, how does that feel? BEN: Well, when I think of the number of men or women that could be presenting this award, people who owe their greatest moments on screen to him, people who owe t...

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

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  Ben Kingsley at The Arlington Theater at 27th SBIFF, 30th January, 2012   I spoke to Sir Ben as he walked up the red carpet into the theater... ME: Tonight you’re going to be presenting an award to the great Scorsese. BEN: The great Scorsese! Yes! ME: So, how does that feel? BEN: Well, when I think of the number of men or women that could be presenting this award, people who owe their greatest moments on screen to him, people who owe their car...

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese!   photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese! photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Sir Ben Kingsley at 27th SBIFF, 2012

Sir Ben Kingsley walked the red carpet last night, 30th January, 2012, at the 27th SBIFF where he presented the American Riviera Award to beloved director (and Oscar nominated for HUGO, 2012) Martin Scorsese! photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival welcome Annette Bening

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is thrilled to welcome back three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening by bestowing her with the American Riviera Award. Bening, who has received critical acclaim this year for her performances in The Kids Are All Right and Mother and Child, will be honored at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 28 for the Fest’s 26th edition, which runs January 27- February 6, 2011. Bening was previously honored in 2005.“I fell in love with A...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its line-up

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Celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) presents its stellar line-up for 2010.  The 25th edition features 196 films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and a vast selection of films representing 45 countries.  SBIFF is proud to welcome immensely talented filmmakers and honorees as we look back at 25 years of cinematic history and has assembled exceptional and evocative movies to entertain the expansive SBIFF audience.  The Fest...

Sandra Bullock will be honored at Santa Barbara

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It was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durlingthat Sandra Bullock will receive the American Riviera Award Presented By Chopin on Friday, February 5, at the 25th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs February 4-14, 2010. The American Riviera Award, sponsored by Chopin Vodka, was established to recognize an actor who has had a strong influence on American Cinema. Bullock will join an illustrious group of past recipients: Mickey Rourke (09), Tomm...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)presents its film line-up for 2009, featuring over 200 films including 21 World Premieres, 29 U.S. Premieres and a rich selection of films representing 41 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, February 1, 2009.“For the past 24 years the film festival’s goal has been to bring the best of world cinema to light in Santa Barbara,” commented SBIFF Director, Roger D...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival highlights

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It was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, that Mickey Rourke, star of the upcoming “The Wrestler,” will be honored with the American Riviera Award on Friday, January 30, 2009 at the 24th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, in select theaters on December 17th. Past recipients include Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane. “Amer...

Posh Santa Barbara Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and ...

POSH SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL DRAWS 31 OSCAR CONTENDERS!

January 25, 2007 Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now c...

Posh Santa Barbara Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its socio-economic exclusivity, high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Draws 31 Oscar Contenders!

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Santa Barbara is a very upscale seaside paradise a scant 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, distinguished more for its high rents, distinctive Spanish architecture and sprawling beachfront university than for the modest international film festival to which it has been home since 1985. Slowly building year by year and able to draw easily on Hollywood based talent because of its relative proximity to Tinseltown, the Santa Barbara fest has now come into its own and has staked out its claim as ...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival line up

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The 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces their slate of films for the 22nd installment. The festival, which welcomes Chrysler and The New Yorker as Premiere Sponsors, takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 25, through Sunday, February 4, and will feature 22 World Premieres, 18 US Premieres, and introduce films from 40 countries. “This is the most ambitious and most diverse line up of events and films the Festival has ever had,” commented SBIFF Director Ro...

Titanic's Caprio & Winslet and Kevin Bacon to be honored at Santa Barbara

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LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, KEVIN BACON AND KATE WINSLETTO BE HONORED AT 20TH EDITION OF THE SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALLeonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Bacon and Kate Winslet, three of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors, will be honored for their achievements at the 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling. Di Caprio, soon to be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” has been selected to receive the “Platinum...
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