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Ain’t Nothin’ But a Spring Thing

Springtime in Santa Barbara. The weather is beautiful, most of the time. The sun is shining, some of the time. And, classes come second to your social life all of the time. There's just something abou...
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Vital Video

British artist Isaac Julien is world renowned for his innovative film installations, but most UCSB students probably know him from lectures in law & society, sociology, political science and any other...
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VHS Virtuosos

French filmmaker Michel Gondry is best known for his imagination and his uncanny ability to bring the wild world inside his head to full-fledged, full-color fruition on film.
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The Lineup Week of 1/28/08

1. Congratulations to the Coen brothers for the four Oscars their film, "No Country For Old Men," won. Artsweek would like to thank the Academy for recognizing a duo whose sheer genius is responsible ...
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Graphic Art

"Persepolis" - it's a title that's been whispered reverently from film geek to film geek, slowly gaining the kind of underground cache that virtually guarantees its eventual migration into the mainstr...
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Phoning Farrell

Comedy and tragedy - they're the dual extremes of human emotion and the necessary ingredients for pretty much every major work of art, literature and film in the Western canon. They also happen to be ...
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SBIFF’s Annual Producer’s Panel Proves Prophetic

Spirits at last Saturday's "Movers & Shakers" panel were somewhat dampened, and it wasn't just because of the intermittent bursts of rain providing the background soundtrack for the panel of producers...
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The Rain and Reynolds

Breath coming in bursts, a pack of paparazzi, reporters and assorted onlookers stood on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Opening Night and prepared for the eagerly ant...
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The Lineup Week of 1/31/08

1. "Frank & Cindy" is filmmaker G.J. Echternkamp's account of the relationship between his mother, Cynthia Brown, and his father - one-hit wonder pop star Frank Garcia. The film won the Best Documenta...
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Winter Wonderland

Now that the quarter is well under way, it's incredible how quickly campus calendars start filling up with fun films and provocative performances. In fact, on-campus organizations like Arts & Lectures...
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The Write Stuff

Okay, so the writer's strike has you wondering how exactly to make those evening hours go by without actually having to resort to studying.
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“There Will Be Blood”

Translating a 1927 novel about the Teapot Dome Scandal made famous to most modern-day moviegoers via the venue...
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Film: “Into the Wild”

"Into the Wild," the new film from prolific actor/director extraordinaire Sean Penn, is part road trip film, part nature documentary, part familial melodrama and part homage to all things hippie.
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Film: “Lions for Lambs”

Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and Michael Peña are the kind of names that can virtually carry a film on their individual merits alone...
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Thou Art

According to the Santa Barbara Visual Art Alliance, the area's art scene consists of over 100 museums, galleries and studios, among other associations.
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