Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Features

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1. Acid Horizon (2018)

66 min | Documentary

Acid Horizon closely follows a deep sea explorer trying to save the planet. Dr. Erik Cordes is searching for a "Supercoral" that will survive Ocean Acidification and help prevent future extinctions. Is he too late?

Director: Ivan Hurzeler

Votes: 7

2. Broke: The Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015

56 min | Documentary | Post-production

On May 19, 2015 Plains All-American Pipeline's onshore pipeline ruptured spilling 140,000 US gallons on the Gaviota coastline. Oil flowed through a culvert and into the Pacific fouling ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Osherenko

3. The End of Meat (2017)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Jason Ball, Gene Baur, Ryan Bethencourt, Jan Bredack

Votes: 243

4. The Independents (2018)

97 min | Drama

"The Independents" is a musical comedy/drama about three struggling singer-songwriters whose chance-meeting rekindles each of their fading dreams of making it in the music business.

Director: Greg Naughton | Stars: Rich Price, Greg Naughton, Brian Chartrand, Richard Kind

Votes: 15

5. Living in the Future's Past (2018)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film... See full summary »

Director: Susan Kucera | Stars: Ugo Bardi, Jeff Bridges, Wesley Clark, Ruth Gates

Votes: 225

6. Making Babies (2018)

86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

After years of "manually" trying to conceive, John and Katie Kelly put their bodies, wallet and marriage through the ringer of modern infertility treatments.

Director: Josh F. Huber | Stars: Eliza Coupe, Steve Howey, Ed Begley Jr., Glenne Headly

Votes: 340

7. Metamorphosis (II) (2018)

85 min | Documentary

A look at the current global climate crisis and adaptation to this profound change.

Directors: Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper | Stars: Sue Halpern, Robert Jay Lifton, Joshua Rubenstein, Angel Wood

Votes: 18

8. My Indiana Muse (2018 TV Short)

44 min | Documentary, Short

Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and emotional project that will take more than a decade to complete.

Directors: Jen Serena, Ric Serena | Stars: Cheryl Berea, Robert Townsend

Votes: 12

9. Oh! Mammy Blue (2018)

95 min | Comedy

Laura is a legendary Spanish rock singer who ruined her career and now lives in a nursing home. There she tries to cheer up his teammates by forming a folk band although Marta is reluctant,... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Hens | Stars: Itziar Aizpuru, María José Alfonso, Nagore Aranburu, Ramón Barea

Votes: 37

10. Off the Menu (2018)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

An unlikely heir to a Mexican fast-food franchise goes 'cuisine' hunting for the next culinary big thing, and finds himself in a small, dusty New Mexican town where foodies come from all ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Silverman | Stars: Santino Fontana, Dania Ramirez, Makenzie Moss, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 510

11. One Last Night (2018)

77 min | Comedy, Romance

On their first date, Alex and Zoe venture out to see a movie at a local theater. The film ends and the two become so engaged in a heated discussion that they do not notice the theater ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Sabet | Stars: Rachele Schank, Luke Brandon Field, Brian Baumgartner, Ali Cobrin

Votes: 640

12. The Public (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama

47 Metascore

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone

Votes: 1,795 | Gross: $0.57M

13. The PUSH: Owning your reality is where the journey begins (2018)

89 min | Documentary

On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back-country, Grant Korgan burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae and was told he would never walk again. Despite his ... See full summary »

Directors: Grant Korgan, Brian Niles, Geoff Callan | Stars: John Davis, Ken Evans, Tal Fletcher, Galen Gifford

Votes: 40

14. Scotch: The Golden Dram (2018)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

An impressive bottle of fine Scotch is in your hand. From barley to barrel, who made it and how did they do it?

Director: Andrew Peat

Votes: 38

15. Silicon Beach (2018)

75 min | Drama

After his role is cut from the hottest new show, an actor takes a job at a tech company that shrouds a dark secret.

Director: Max Gold | Stars: Oliver Singer, Andrea Snædal, Erica Lupinacci, Antjuan Tobias

Votes: 29

16. Le trip à trois (2017)

91 min | Comedy

Estelle, 34 ans, conjointe et mère de famille sans histoire, s'enfonce dans une vie rangée et prévisible. Mais une série d'événements remet son identité en question. Pire : elle réalise que... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Monette | Stars: Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Martin Matte, Romane Martins, Bénédicte Décary

Votes: 524

18. The War in Between (2017)

75 min | Documentary

Documenting a new, successful "back to nature" therapy for US War Veterans with PTSD.

Director: Riccardo Ferraris

Votes: 11

19. White Orchid (2018)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A shy investigator assumes the identity of a small town murder victim in order to solve her gruesome death.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Rachael Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Jennifer Beals, Janina Gavankar

Votes: 556

20. 3 Things (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

Before entering the witness protection program, bank robber Mikael demands 3 things from the police. 3 things that cast a whole new light on the robbery he and his partners have been jailed for.

Director: Jens Dahl | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Lærke Winther, Jacob Lohmann

Votes: 1,047

21. A Land Without Borders (2017)

62 min | Documentary

Baram begins to lose faith in the possibility of a two-state solution, he decides to travel throughout the West Bank to speak with both the Palestinians and the Israeli settlers living there.

Director: Michael Alalu

Votes: 12

22. Adventures in Public School (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Comedy

65 Metascore

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

Director: Kyle Rideout | Stars: Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, Andrew McNee

Votes: 1,533

23. Antes Que Eu Me Esqueça (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

At the age of 80, Polidoro decides to demolish the stability of his comfortable life as a retired judge and become the owner of a strip club.

Director: Tiago Arakilian | Stars: Kathia Calil, José de Abreu, Eucir de Souza, Claire Digon

Votes: 177

24. Beyond: An African Surf Documentary (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Africa, Europe - Europe and Africa: Surfers live differently on each continent and Africa marks a special place - as surfing is in many places at its very beginnings. 'Beyond - An African ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Hainzl

Votes: 19

25. Dröm vidare (2017)

92 min | Drama

Mirja must find her place after serving jail time. When she gets a job as a hotel cleaner she starts living a double life. She's torn between her sick mother and her old group of friends, who have always been her real family.

Director: Rojda Sekersöz | Stars: Evin Ahmad, Adel Ahmod, Stina Almquist, Jimmy Backman

Votes: 343

26. Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017)

113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rezende | Stars: Vladimir Brichta, Leandra Leal, Tainá Müller, Augusto Madeira

Votes: 3,423

27. Black Kite (2017)

87 min | Drama

Arian loves kites but a changing Afghanistan stands in his way. When the Taliban take power and ban kite flying, he all but gives up on his passion. However, to give his daughter Seema a ... See full summary »

Director: Tarique Qayumi | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Leena Alam, Zohra Nasim, Hamid Noorzay

Votes: 29

28. The Butterfly Tree (2017)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama

Fin has recently lost his mum to illness. He's getting on with life, going to school, and on the surface seems to have adjusted well, but underneath a complex set of emotions are surging. ... See full summary »

Director: Priscilla Cameron | Stars: Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe

Votes: 367

29. Cardinals (2017)

TV-MA | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When Valerie returns home from prison years after killing her neighbour in an apparent drunk driving accident, she wants nothing more than to move on - until the deceased's son shows up at ... See full summary »

Directors: Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Katie Boland, Grace Glowicki, Noah Reid

Votes: 288

30. Catch the Wind (2017)

103 min | Drama

A middle-aged factory worker's life is upended when she follows her employer to Morocco.

Director: Gaël Morel | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala

Votes: 184

31. Darling (I) (2017)

103 min | Drama

DARLING is the moving love story of a dancer on the rollercoaster ride of her life, a drama about the rise and fall of a modern woman as she summons the courage to face her greatest trial.

Director: Birgitte Stærmose | Stars: Aviad Arik Herman, Benjamin Buza, Johanna Bystrom, Julie Carlsen

Votes: 231

32. Daybreak (2017)

85 min | Drama

Leta has not been able to pay the rent for several months. When she and her one-year-old son are thrown out of their apartment, they move in with Sophie, an old woman confined to bed, whose... See full summary »

Director: Gentian Koçi | Stars: Ornela Kapetani, Suzana Prifti, Kasem Hoxha, Hermes Kasimati

Votes: 84

33. Double Lover (2017)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

70 Metascore

Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 8,629 | Gross: $0.17M

34. Edie (2017)

102 min | Drama

41 Metascore

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson

Votes: 1,084 | Gross: $0.02M

35. The Eternal Road (2017)

103 min | Drama, History

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Tommi Korpela, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Irina Björklund

Votes: 1,650

36. Euthanizer (2017)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

Director: Teemu Nikki | Stars: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen

Votes: 1,410

38. Fence Your Best (2017)

60 min | Documentary

The story of the Hatuel family, the prominent fencing dynasty from Acre, dominated by Haim Hatuel the father and legendary coach. Haim starts to lose control of his children just before the... See full summary »

Director: Liat Mer

39. I Got Life! (I) (2017)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

A French woman hits menopause, quits her job as waitress, and feels everything going downhill. But then she meets her old love from before she got married, had 2 daughters and got divorced. Is this a new beginning?

Director: Blandine Lenoir | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Suco

Votes: 856

40. Filthy (2017)

87 min | Drama

Lena is seventeen years old and is on the threshold of entering adult life, but her growing up is brutally interrupted by a horrific event. Devastated, she goes into her shell and is scared to share her experience with others.

Director: Tereza Nvotová | Stars: Dominika Zeleníková, Anna Jakab Rakovska, Róbert Jakab, Anna Sisková

Votes: 423

41. Get the Weed (2017)

75 min | Comedy

A fake Uruguayan Chamber of Legal Marijuana travels to the United States to find 50 tons of cannabis to supply the country. President Jose Mujica is the leader of the mission.

Directors: Denny Brechner, Alfonso Guerrero, Marcos Hecht | Stars: Denny Brechner, Talma Friedler, Pepe Mujica, Gustavo Olmos

Votes: 33

42. The Giant (2017)

TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, History

A story about the world's tallest man, this is an unsettling Basque-language period drama focused on sibling rivalry.

Directors: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño | Stars: Joseba Usabiaga, Eneko Sagardoy, Iñigo Aranburu, Ramón Agirre

Votes: 2,815

43. Donaire y Esplendor (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy

In the traditional carnival of the small town called Las Tablas, there are two rival streets: Up Street and Down Street. A young couple, after an unexpected encounter at the airport, fall hopelessly in love.

Director: Arturo Montenegro | Stars: Lorna Paz, Lupita Ferrer, Gaby Gnazzo, Gaby Garrido

Votes: 133

44. Grand Cru (2017)

TV-G | 80 min | Documentary

Pascal Marchand, an aspiring poet from Montreal, arrived in the mythical land of Burgundy to work the harvest at age 21. Enchanted by the region, he settled there and embarked on an ... See full summary »

Director: David Eng | Star: Pascal Marchand

Votes: 9

45. Guerrero (I) (2017)

115 min | Documentary

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Director: Ludovic Bonleux

Votes: 27

46. Los que aman odian (2017)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr. Huberman arrives at the hotel section of Bosque de Mar in search of a delightful and fruitful solitude. Little does he imagine that he will soon be involved in the complex relationships... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Maci | Stars: Juan Minujín, Guillermo Francella, Luisana Lopilato, Carlos Portaluppi

Votes: 336



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