Santa Barbara fest to toast Kathryn Bigelow’s career

Posted by · 6:33 am · December 17th, 2009

Kathryn BigelowThe press release, in part:

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is pleased to announce Kathryn Bigelow as the Outstanding Director of the Year for the 2010 Silver Anniversary edition. In what has become an annual tradition in featuring a Guest Director, SBIFF will program a retrospective of Bigelow’s films.

On Monday, February 8, SBIFF will present “A Celebration of Kathryn Bigelow.” A director not afraid to push the envelope in the cinematic world, Kathryn Bigelow has the eye for the picture she wants to present and then does so, with an expertise that is both gracious and bold. Having studied art, she takes her vision and presents it to her audience all the while telling a tale that evokes various and intense emotions. Bigelow graduated from Columbia’s Film School and started a career, gaining experience in numerous genres – such as music videos, television and film, showing us once again the depth of her creativity and talent.

Commented SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, “Kathryn’s custom of the first person perspective throughout her films, as seen in Point Break and Strange Days, had always made her films visceral and favorites of mine, but the culmination of this is The Hurt Locker – her crowning achievement. The fact that I’m able to honor a fellow alumnus of the Columbia Grad School is icing on the cake.”

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  • 1 12-18-2009 at 4:08 am

    John H. Foote said...

    “Near Dark” still the greatest vampire flick ever made — chilling — that moment in the bar with Bill paxton, Lance Henrickson and Jeremy Miller? Terrifying — just brilliant — she is about to become the first woman to win an Oscar as Best Director — about time.