The 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening with the arrival of the Montecito Honor Recipient, Julianne Moore. Sandra Bullock received the American Riviera Award on Friday evening. Both Awards were presented at the Arlington Theater. The actresses spent time on the Red Carpet greeting fans who came out in large numbers in the rain to greet these beloved actresses.
Tonight, Saturday, James Cameron of Titanic and recently Avatar fame will be presented the Modern Masters Award. James Cameron is a local resident.
The film festival runs for 10 Amazing Days and 11 Starry Nights with venues at numerous Santa Barbara Theaters.
I was on duty today in the Village Properties Real Estate Concierge Office at the Canary Hotel http://www.canarysantabarbara.com/, which was booked solid with Film attendees. The restaurant said they were busy from dawn to dusk with Hotel Guests and locals. The Canary is a fabulous newer hotel in the heart of down-town Santa Barbara. Below is a view of the Pool deck.