, New Zealand Directed by Leanne Pooley Cast: Fraser Brown, Andrew Grainger, Chelsie Preston-Crayford, Gareth Reeves, Tainui Tukiwaho, Matt Whelan In this animated documentary, the tragic 1915 Gallipoli Campaign of WWI is told through the letters and diaries of six New Zealanders who were involved., Peru Directed by Bruno Ascenzo Cast: Carlos Alcántara, Carlos Carlín, Katia Condos, Lali Espósito, Gianella Neyra, Wendy Ramos, Johanna San Miguel, Stefano Salvini, Gabriela Velasquez A group of friends face their past, present, and future at a twenty-fifth school reunion that leads them to wonder where their lives are heading., USA/Bhutan Directed by Ben Henretig Featuring: Terri Schneider, David Kelly, Tony Lillios, Greg Thomas Four veteran athletes explore Bhutan’s enigmatic policy of Gross National Happiness by making the first 485-mile crossing entirely by foot and bike.
When sent to an AIDS center for community service, she meets and falls in love with an AIDS patient.
, Germany Directed by Gerd Schneider Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Kai Schumann, Jan Messutat THE CULPABLE tells a story about the controversial behaviour of the Catholic Church, examining friendship, responsibility, faith, betrayal.
, USA Directed by Paul Mathieu Featuring: Thomas Flinchbaugh Skateboarders battle negative public perception and a recent ban on the sport while pushing their limits on the dramatic and dangerous mountain roads above Santa Barbara, California. PREMIERES , Germany Directed by Valentin Thurn Featuring: Valentin Thurn Given our limited resources, how can we meet every person’s need for healthy food?
, USA Directed by David Conley Cast: RJ Mitte, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Daphne Zuniga, Ray William Johnson In this coming-of-age drama, a sheltered wheelchair-bound college student changes his life when he goes on a spontaneous road trip where drugs, gambling, and romance await. With almost 10 billion humans on Earth by 2050, we must decide now how to shape the future of agriculture.
, Israel Directed by Assaf Banitt Cast: Gilles Alexandre, Esther Alexandre Gilles and Esther Alexandre struggle with the loss of two sons to suicide and launch a public campaign to reshape Jewish Orthodoxy’s discourse on suicide.
, Czech Republic Directed by Jan Foukal Featuring: Jan Foukal, Barbara Adler AMERIKA tells the story of the Czech men and women who, in search of a “better and freer world,” adopted the lifestyle and music of the American Wild West.
The lineup for the 2016 Santa Barbara Film Festival has been unveiled. The fest’s closing night film is Xavier Giannoli’s , USA Directed by Anne Goursaud Cast: Tony Bill, James Carabatsos, Glenn Close, Rob Cohen, John Dean, Lucy Fisher, Lawrence Kasdan, Marcia Nasatir, Michele Nasatir, Daniel Petrie Jr In 1974 Marcia Nasatir made history by becoming the first woman vice-president at United Artists.
The 31st edition runs February 3-13 and showcases 52 world premieres and 53 U. This film tells how a Jewish girl from San Antonio shattered Hollywood’s glass ceiling.
, Israel Directed by Eyal Sagui Bezawe and Sara Tsifroni This film traces how Israelis became devoted fans of Egyptian movies during a time of hostility between the two countries in the 1970s through the Friday night “Arab Film” mania.
, France/Belgium Directed by Christophe Ali and Nicolas Bonilauri Cast: Nathalie Baye, Malik Zidi, Jean-Stan Du Pac, Johan Leysen, Sabrina Seyvecou, Pierre-Alain Chapuis, Hervé Sogne, Aïssatou Diop As he is driving his wife to the maternity ward, Thomas runs over and kills a young man.
, USA Directed by Michael Damian Cast: Jane Seymour, Keenan Kampa, Sonoya Mizuno, Paul Freeman, David Lipper, Maia Morgenstern, Nicholas Galitzine When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly.