Send Me Your Location – Or Don’t

Joshen Mantai examines the implications of location sharing within personal relationships and its tendency to contribute to an overall culture of virtual oversharing.
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SBIFF Film Talk: “Vera Cruz” Showcases a Colorful Hidden Gem of Santa Barbara Architecture

The film footage was captured over two years, using time-lapse photography and constructed camera poles to show the growth of the property’s art over time. 
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“The Beelievers:” An Insider Glance Into the Bee-Loving Community of Santa Barbara

The short film “The Beelievers” presents an insider glance into the unconventional world of beekeeping and those involved in the upkeep of the bee population in Santa Barbara.
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SBIFF Film Talk: “Trail Heads” Presents a Glimpse Into the Collaborative Spirit of Santa Barbara Adventure

“Trail Heads" depicts the community established between previous rival biking and hiking groups after the devastating impacts of the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 
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“Grasshopper for Grandpa”: A Storied Essence of an Antique Santa Barbara

“Grasshopper for Grandpa,” a short film documentary about Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens directed by Casey McGarry, narrates the story behind this beloved spot and the legacy it left behind. 
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In Review: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

The release of the 16-track “Folklore” made its way into the world less than 24 hours after it was announced, unpredictably so in the parallel presence of overwhelming societal uncertainty. 
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“Never Have I Ever”: Mindy Kaling’s New Series on Netflix

While “Never Have I Ever” may sound like an otherwise banal and dry teen show from the name, the show presents so much more for the representation of women of color in television.
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Argument in the Office: Should You Get Married During College?

Do you need to walk across the graduation stage before you walk down the aisle? Joshen Mantai and Sara Rubin battle it out.
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“Outer Banks”: Does Netflix’s New East Coast Teen Drama Live Up to the Hype?

From all these dynamic relationships and conflicts comes an enthralling, 10-episode series full of lust, mystery and absurd twists.
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7 Netflix Shows to Watch While Quarantining

In need of good television and entertainment while you’re stuck at home during this global pandemic? Well, look no further.
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A Love Story Cut Short By Coronavirus

Joshen Mantai shares a love story cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”: Does It Live Up to the Hype?

I fittingly watched the movie in my bed on Valentine’s Day, hopeful that it would live up to the book’s rollercoaster of emotions. 
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Didn’t Make it to SBIFF 2020? Here’s Everything You Missed

Your handy-dandy guide for what happened at SBIFF this year!
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“She’s in Portland” but We’re in Isla Vista: I.V. Makes Cameo in New Indie Film

Skoog’s experience as a student at UCSB and as a resident of Isla Vista inspired Carlini’s decision to include Isla Vista in the film, a location that is difficult to replicate in a Hollywood stud...
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A Fresh Take On The New Year

Joshen Mantai reimagines the concept of the New Year's resolution.
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