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Premiere Cinema Society members granted admission starting 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Non-Premiere Cinema Society members granted admission starting 20 minutes prior to showtime.

All Members must RSVP via the link in emails. RSVPs are used for planning purposes but do NOT guarantee admission.

With space permitting, general admission ticket holders granted admission starting 10 minutes prior to showtime until theatre is full or everyone is admitted. Tickets available around 1 week before event date for $20 at sbiffriviera.com and at the door ($15 for guests of members).

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Frida

SBIFF's Riviera Theatre 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

FRIDA followed by a Q&A with Director Carla Gutiérrez Courtesy of Amazon MGM Studios An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Told through her own words for the very first time — drawn from her diary, revealing letters, essays, and print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork. Directed by Carla Gutiérrez 1h 27m https://youtu.be/dlrqxAgdY58?feature=shared

How To Come Alive with Norman Mailer

SBIFF's Riviera Theatre 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

How To Come Alive with Norman Mailer followed by a Q&A with Director Jeff Zimbalist Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films HOW TO COME ALIVE with Norman Mailer explores the rollercoaster life of America’s most controversial and bestselling author of the 20th Century, Norman Mailer. Propelled by his tremendous ego and contrarian spirit, Mailer’s ceaseless visibility in the public eye lasted 6 decades, during which he had 6 tumultuous marriages, 9 beloved children, 11 bestsellers, 3 arrests, and 2 Pulitzer Prizes. Prophet, […]

Daughters

SBIFF's Riviera Theatre 2044 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

DAUGHTERS followed by a Q&A with Directors Natalie Rae & Angela Patton Courtesy of Netflix Four young girls prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C. jail. For most of the daughters, the dance will be the only time they will be able to touch or hug their fathers during sentences, some of which are as long as 20 years. Directed by Natalie Rae and Angela […]