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Santa Barbara International Film Festival Exclusive: Trailer For Conservation Documentary 'Tiger Tiger'

30 January 2015 7:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

From the deepest oceans to the highest peaks, Mother Nature's beautiful and awe-inspiring handiwork has fascinated filmmakers for as long as there has been film. But as those environments face increasing crises with extinction, industrial damage, and the encroachment of human development, moviemakers have used their cameras to help sound the alarm. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the forthcoming "Tiger Tiger" will shine a light on a majestic animal whose days are numbered unless action is taken. Directed by George Butler ("Pumping Iron"), the film centers on Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, a big cat conservationist and CEO of Panthera, an organization dedicated to their protection. Rabinowitz is on a mission to save the little more than three thousand tigers left living in the wild, and "Tiger Tiger" follows him into the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, one of largest and largely unexplored big cat habitats. However, »

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Sbiff finalises complete line-up

8 January 2015 5:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will showcase 23 world premieres and 53 Us premieres in its selections from 54 countries.

The festival will kick off on January 27 with the Us premiere of Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer and wrap on February 7 with Niki Caro’s McFarland (pictured) starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello.

World premiere selections include Jonny Zwick’s Breach, Galen KnowlesFar From Home, Brad Hall’s Generosity Of The Eye and George Butler’s Tiger, Tiger.

Among other honourees, The Theory Of Everything co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award and Michael Keaton the Modern Master Award.

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