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April 2021

Nomadland

April 12 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nomadland Q&A with Producers Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and Peter Spears Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada,…

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A Love Song for Latasha

April 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Love Song for Latasha Q&A with Director Sophia Nahli Allison Courtesy of Netflix Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject The injustice surrounding…

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June 2021

Kingdom of Silence

June 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kingdom of Silence Q&A with Rick Rowley and Larry Wright Courtesy of Showtime An in-depth look at Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s life, work, and murder…

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Genius: Aretha

June 11 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Genius: Aretha Q&A with Writer & Executive Producer Suzan-Lori Parks Courtesy of National Geographic National Geographic Channel's GENIUS focuses on the untold stories of the world's…

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The Comey Rule

June 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Comey Rule Virtual Q&A with Jeff Daniels and Executive Producer Billy Ray Courtesy of Showtime Emmy® winners Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former…

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The Sparks Brothers

June 13 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Sparks Brothers Followed by a Q&A with Edgar Wright Courtesy of Focus Features Edgar Wright's first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, chronicles the decades-long career…

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July 2021

McCartney 3,2,1

July 10 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

McCartney 3,2,1 Episodes 1, 2 and 3 Courtesy of Hulu In the series, Paul McCartney sits down for a rare in-depth one-on-one with legendary music producer…

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

July 17 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Courtesy of Focus Features Followed by a Q&A with Morgan Neville It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave…

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August 2021

Stillwater

August 1 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Stillwater Followed by a Q&A with Tom McCarthy and Matt Damon Courtesy of Focus Features A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and…

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Bring Your Own Brigade

August 4 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Bring Your Own Brigade Q&A with Producer/Director Lucy Walker Courtesy of CBSN and Topic Studios In early November 2018, raging wildfires killed 88 residents and destroyed…

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CODA

August 12 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

CODA Followed by a Q&A with writer/director Sian Heder Courtesy of Apple TV+ As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person…

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September 2021

The Card Counter

September 12 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Card Counter Followed by a Q&A with Writer, Director Paul Schrader Courtesy of Focus Features Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s The Card…

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The Guilty

September 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Guilty followed by a Q&A with producer/actor Jake Gyllenhaal Courtesy of Netflix   A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted…

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines

September 18 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

The Mitchells vs. the Machines followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Michael Rianda, and Producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller Courtesy of Netflix A robot apocalypse…

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Blue Bayou

September 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Blue Bayou Followed by a Q&A with Writer, Director, Producer and Star Justin Chon Courtesy of Focus Features An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film…

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A Hero

September 24 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

A Hero Followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Asghar Farhadi Courtesy of Amazon StudiosRahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay.…

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Dear Evan Hansen

September 25 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Dear Evan Hansen Q&A with Director Stephen Chbosky Courtesy of Universal Pictures The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and…

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October 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon

October 9 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Raya and the Last Dragon followed by a Q&A with co-director Carlos López Estrada Courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and…

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Mass

October 17 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Mass Followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Fran Kranz Courtesy of Bleecker Street   Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of…

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Luca

October 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Luca followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Enrico Casarosa Courtesy of Disney PIXAR Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s…

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