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BOOKBITES  . .  .

The holidays are the time cook books get pulled off the shelf, and new books are being offered at local book stores. Some are concerned about maintaining their diets and those books are big as well. I discovered this jewel to get me through the holiday's and love that it is a just for one book that saves ingredient costs and keeps preparing simple

THE KETO FOR ONE COOKBOOK

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Great Holiday book for the entire family on the History of Santa Barbara by John Roger Battistone is availabe in area bookstores, SB Maritime Museum and at most Santa Barbara Mission gift shops. www.chaucersbooks.com.

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A gorgeous coffee table showpiece, our book CINEMA IN FLUX was created as a fundraiser for SBIFF,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization.

On March 16, 2020, we were told we were going into lockdown. That first day, reeling, disbelieving, I quickly understood the role cinema had to play. And the role I had to play: Movie recommendations. Cinema has always inspired, transported and educated, and I cannot diminish its essential role in helping to lighten our burden, to comfort, to distract. I knew people would be turning to film. I thought of cinema as a second responder.

At first, they were done quickly. My recommendations were a few paragraphs short and based on movies that I was very familiar with. I never imagined I would be writing them for a whole year. At first, I didn’t think there’d be an audience. The impulse to write the recommendations was a way to keep moving forward. I imagined a long tunnel with lights at the end of it. Big beautiful, flickering projector lights illuminating the way and all these images and inspiring dialogue accompanying us. Seeing and writing all these missives kept me focused, and it helped me process all the events of 2020. The choices of films reflected on what was happening around us. It was motivating to keep hearing from people thanking me for the connectivity. They were forwarding them to their friends.

I see the collection of all of them as a commemoration of cinema and this period in our lives in which we were forced to pause – and deal with vicissitudes we never imagined we would ever have to grapple with. I see this book as a celebration of how the art of cinema can give hope. We were given time to be introspective and reevaluate life as we knew it. I see cinema as a conduit to allow you to do that. All I did was to point people in the right direction. North by northwest.

Love,

Roger

Order your copy now for $100 plus $30 shipping/handling/tax ($50 tax deductible)

Your copy will be autographed by SBIFF’s Executive Director and the book’s author Roger Durling
for $250 plus $30 shipping/handling/tax ($200 tax deductible)

ALSO available for immediate pickup at SBIFF’s Riviera Theatre with no shipping fees.

www.sbiff.org

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ART EVENTS  .   .   .


COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP 2022 Coming

“HANG IT”

By Bonnie Carroll

Hundreds of entries attracted Art lovers

 The 2022 “Hang It” fundraiser at County of Santa Barbara Arts Workshop, located at Garden and Ortega Streets always attracts hundreds of community artists who create 12x12 artworks, art lovers, art buyers and is always a very successful fundraiser for the organization.


Artists 12x12 Artwork Submitted

Artists contributing art works and the CAW benefit from the well organized event and the final party brought together some of the most talented people in the community. Michael, the event director said they were very please by how many artists participated in this year’s event. For information visit www.cawsb.org.

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Good Reads!

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With a bevy of Van Gogh Exhibitions around the country Book Shops are filling the shelves with related publications! Enjoy!

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NEW ASIAN FOOD PUBLICATIONS AND WHAT WINES TO SAVOR WITH THEM!

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