SBIFF Film Talk Serenades Shelton

By Steven Libowitz   |   August 20, 2020

Vera Cruz, the short film by UCSB professor and veteran documentarian Christopher Jenkins that follows artist-architect Jeff Shelton as he cajoles the creative community into decorating the outside of a colorful house at 521 Santa Barbara Street, gets renewed focus as this week’s entry in the film festival’s new online series of screenings and discussions between SBIFF’s programmers and filmmakers. Visit to watch the short in advance, then join in as Jenkins and Shelton will both be on hand for a conversation with senior programmer Mickey Duzdevich at 6 pm Thursday, August 20. Register at


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