Posted by Larry Gleeson
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Closing Night Film will highlight a diverse and impressive line-up of documentary shorts – each making their World Premiere at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, February 10th at 8:00pm. The lineup features local Santa Barbara filmmakers: Chris Price and Casey McGarry’s CASCARÓN, Ryan Slattery’s CROSSING THE CHANNEL, Hallie Brown’s OUT OF THE ASHES, Justin Gunn’s A SOLSTICE IN SANTA BARBARA, John Klein’s SOUL OF THE CITY, and Danielle Cohen’s THE TIPPING POINT.
The selection of films represents the beauty, warmth and vitality that are quintessential Santa Barbara. The films cover a wide range of local events, people, and places, including Fiesta, the Summer Solstice Parade, the East Beach Grill, and Cold Springs Tavern, as well as local activism to combat climate change and an extraordinary swimmer who crosses the Santa Barbara Channel.
Everyone is encouraged everyone to attend this very special evening to gather together and celebrate local filmmakers and the wonderful community of Santa Barbara.
Special thanks to Closing Night Film sponsor Winchester Mystery House for supporting this evening for the 2nd year in a row.
AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will close with the Special Closing Night Gala Presentation of CBS Films and Lionsgate’s PATRIOTS DAY, directed by Peter Berg and starring Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg. The Closing Night Gala will take place on November 17, 2016, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Watch the film’s trailer below.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan), this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
Patron Packages can include access to Galas and other high-demand films and events. Individual tickets will be available on AFI.com/AFIFEST beginning November 1.