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Santa Barbara's Starry Film Festival Is Nearly Here

The 11-day cinegathering includes screenings, panels, and celebrity tributes.

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    Santa Barbara's Starry Film Festival Is Nearly Here
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    The 11-day cinegathering includes screenings, panels, and celebrity tributes.

    FOODIE SCENE AT THE FESTIVAL? It's always robust, with a slew of impressive culinary partners delivering on the interesting dining front. The not-so-uppity upshot of this starry festival is this... it has a laid-back and lovely approach that fits its ocean-close setting, and the 2018 run, which is on from Jan. 31 through Feb. 10, 2018, looks to fold right into that feeling. Among the specific happenings of the upcoming festival? The Maltin Modern Master recipient is Gary Oldman, the Outstanding Performers of the Year award will be presented to Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, and the panel line-up includes Creative Forces: Women in the Business. And 'the public' is the opening night film, and other cinematic treats like "Oh Lucy!" fill out the huge grid. For all the happenings at the 11-day party, click. Need a place to stay for the night after all of that movie-watchery? Here are the festival's hospitality partners.