Documentary on Surfing Legend George Greenough
Documentary chronicles surfing legend George Greenough’s pursuit of hydrodynamic nirvana.
Are They a Shortcut to Enlightenment and Mutant Healing Powers?
Are they a shortcut to enlightenment and mutant healing powers?
There’s a Dark Side to the Drug Renaissance, He Says
There’s a dark side to the drug renaissance, he says.
Sailing Surfer’s Autobiography Is Page-Turning High-Seas Adventure
The sailing surfer’s autobiography is a page-turning high-seas adventure.
Tips for Responsible Use in the New Era of Legal Recreational Marijuana
Tips for responsible use in the new era of legal recreational marijuana.
A Desperate Man Turns to Marijuana Oil and Finds Survival
A desperate man turns to marijuana oil and finds survival.
Santa Barbara–Raised Professor Comes Home to Discuss Entheogens and Healing
Santa Barbara–raised professor comes home to discuss entheogens and healing on March 3.
Selected Highlights from SBIFF 2018
Our selected highlights from SBIFF 2018, based on prescreened films.
Social Justice for Mother Earth Takes Center Stage at This Year’s Festival
Social justice for Mother Earth takes center stage at this year’s festival.
Volunteers Paddle 25 Miles to Fight Cancer
Fundraiser takes cancer fight into deep waters.
Keith Malloy’s Sophomore Effort is Visually Arresting and Inspirational
Keith Malloy’s sophomore effort is visually arresting and inspirational.
The Rush to Capitalize on California’s Maturing Marijuana Industry Comes to Town
The rush to capitalize on California’s maturing marijuana industry comes to town on March 15.
Pulitzer Prize-Winner Discusses New Book
Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses the disease with writer Ethan Stewart.
Features and Shorts with Santa Barbara Connections
Features and shorts with Santa Barbara connections.
Director Mark Covino
Improbable story of two long-lost surfing cousins from America who descend from an Irish king.
Directors Philip Gnadt
Unflinching look at the men and women making a surfing life along the shores of the Gaza Strip.
Director Eduard Cortés
Solidarity and struggle shine in this heart-wrenching look at 2007’s financial crisis in Spain.
Director Jess Bianchi
The Goodwin Family is a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson in search of things big and small.
Director John Hopkins
Travel to the frontlines of one of the most mysterious and controversial fish stories in the world.
Filmmakers Shaw Leonard & Tamlorn Chase
Homegrown nature documentary of world-class proportions about the Gaviota Coast.
Producer Genki Kawamura
Body-swapping fantasy film meets classic teenage love story in this popular anime flick.
Directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat
Dark drama unfold as writer returns to his hometown in Argentina after decades of estrangement.
19-Year-Old Prone Paddler from Santa Barbara Competes in World Championships
The 19-year-old prone paddler from Santa Barbara is competing in the world championships this week
The time for action is now. There is a decades-old injustice in this town, and we canine folk must help right it.
Holy tennis balls!!! It’s amazing what happens when you trade in the wickedness of a Midwest winter for the regular perfection of Santa Barbara.
I have always felt that there is a wicked and limiting ageism in the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
Lick those chops, and ready your begging game because this town takes the fine art of eating seriously.
There are no bad days allowed in Santa Barbara.
The time has come, Dug. You and Dot must go.
A life well lived seems to be par for the course here on the Central Coast.
My Mutts! This mutt has been made over.
Dogs get a bit of a bad rap for being, how shall I say, aggressively unromantic.
My apologies ahead of time if this email reads like one big basset hound howl, but I just had a cup of coffee that has the very real potential to change my life.
Documentarian Celebrates the 100th Birthday of America’s Open-Air Cathedrals
The documentarian celebrates the 100th birthday of America’s open-air cathedrals.
The Apiary Buzzes into Carpinteria
The Apiary buzzes into Carpinteria.
‘20@17’ Captures Historic Surf Season
‘20@17’ photo exhibit captures California’s historic surf season.
Outdoor Retailer Explores Conscious Agriculture in New Film ‘Unbroken Ground’
The outdoor retailer explores conscious agriculture in its new film, ‘Unbroken Ground.’
New Caffeine and Culture Emporium Opens on Chapala Street
A new caffeine and culture emporium opens on Chapala Street.
Six Itineraries to Enhance Your Staycation
Six itineraries to enhance your staycation.
Why Travel Anywhere When We’ve Got So Much Fun at Home?
Why travel anywhere when we’ve got so much fun at home?
Celebrated Storytelling Troupe at the Lobero
The celebrated storytelling troupe hits the Lobero.
Yoga Soup Kicks Off Next Decade with Free Yoga and New Lease on Life
Yoga Soup kicks off the next decade with free yoga and a new lease on life.
An Ode to Early-Morning Film Viewing
An ode to early-morning film festival viewing.
Actor Gets Weird and Personal at the Film Festival
The shy actor gets delightfully weird and personal at the Film Festival.
Rundown of Homegrown Features and Shorts Playing at SBIFF 2016
A rundown of homegrown features and selected shorts playing at SBIFF 2016.
S.B. Filmmaker Mike deGruy’s Legacy Continues to Inspire Film Fest Programming
Mike deGruy’s legacy continues to inspire Film Fest programming.
Mother of Two’s Fight Against Breast Cancer Captured in New Documentary
Mother of two’s fight against breast cancer captured on in new documentary.
Director Brant Backlund
A doc about activist Brian Davies fight against Canada’s seal-hunting industry.
Director Valetin Thurn
Terrifying look at the intersection of global population, food supply, farming, and social justice.