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Santa Barbara Film Festival Ends | Boosting Independent and International Films and Filmmakers

Santa Barbara Film Festival Ends | Boosting Independent and International Films and Filmmakers

    By Mimi Cocquyt The 34th annual SBIFF concluded last night with the worldwide premiere of a local story, Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story. Now in its 34th year, the film festival boasts independent and international films and filmmakers in the milieu of classic Hollywood glamour. The red carpet takes place with a new […]

34th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Opens This Wednesday

34th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Opens This Wednesday

By Mimi Cocquyt  The 34thAnnual Santa Barbara Film Festival opens this Wednesday, January 30thwith the screening on Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy.  Diving Deep is a feature film documentary about Mike deGruy, an irrepressible biologist turned award-winning filmmaker who swam, dived and filmed in oceans around the world and in the process […]

Phoenix: The Flaming Chicken Run | Fried Chicken Survives Woolsey Fire to Lay Eggs Again

Phoenix: The Flaming Chicken Run | Fried Chicken Survives Woolsey Fire to Lay Eggs Again

  By Mimi Cocquyt  . This is the story of a hard-knocking hen who made it through the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, CA. She was found beneath a bush by a kindly fire captain who was putting out the flames of what used to be her house. It had burned to the ground and there […]

Video | Woolsey Fire Remembered

Video | Woolsey Fire Remembered

    By Mimi Cocquyt Prior article by Ms. Cocquyt: Devastation in Malibu | The Day After the Woolsey Fire        Mimi Cocquyt is an award winning dancer, model, equestrian as well a writer and filmmaker.  Her latest project is the hit series Young Gods.   On Facebook: Young Gods Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep […]

Devastation in Malibu | The Day After the Woolsey Fire

Devastation in Malibu | The Day After the Woolsey Fire

    By Mimi Cocquyt As I drove into Malibu the day after the devastating Woolsey Fire with my truck and horse trailer, what I saw was devastating. The hills were barren and smoking like the aftermath of a nuclear explosion. The cliffs were still burning in spots from where the fire had raced to […]

Bigger Than Dunkirk: The Maritime Rescue of Lower Manhattan

Bigger Than Dunkirk: The Maritime Rescue of Lower Manhattan

By Mimi Cocquyt Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk was nominated to the best picture category of the Oscars last week. A sweeping epic of humanity and suspense, it examines the 1940 evacuation of allied soldiers from a beach in France during World War II in which the British Admiralty called on anyone with seaworthy vessels to […]

Just in time for Halloween–Costume Alley!

Just in time for Halloween–Costume Alley!

Costume Alley Inc., cialis the theatrical costume rental, has been a mainstay in Ventura County for almost 30 years and has recently settled into a new permanent home in Newbury Park. Known for its prize-winning costumes from the glamour of old Hollywood to steampunk to just the right fro for that 70s party, it offers […]