Tag archives: Jeff Barbakow

Desert Storm in ‘Palm Springs’: Montecito-raised filmmaker twists genres, and hearts, in his debut film
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 23, 2020

Critics have been falling all over themselves to praise Palm Springs, the new ambitious yet taut genre-scrambling sci-fi/existential/rom-com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti that made its debut on Hulu on July 10. As the film buffs have suggested, the movie that employs an infinite time loop as its central conceit is much more than […]

And the Winner is…
By Richard Mineards   |   February 27, 2020

Longtime Santa Barbara International Film Festival board member Jeff Barbakow and his wife, Margo, are proud parents. Their director son Max‘s existential comedy Palm Springs has just narrowly broken the Sundance Film Festival record for the biggest sale ever! Hulu and indie distributor Neon purchased the film rights for $17,500,000.69, exceeding the previous record set […]

Grand Opening
By Lynda Millner   |   June 27, 2019

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) has expanded to include a 3,600 sq. ft. space at 1313 State Street to be called the Barbakow Family Center for Film Studies or just the Education Center. A place to create and learn thanks to Jeff and Margo Barbakow’s generous support. As executive director Roger Durling showed […]

Lights, Camera, Action
By Richard Mineards   |   June 6, 2019

Cinephiles were out in force when mayor Cathy Murillo opened the Barbakow Family Center for Film Studies, just a tiara’s toss from the Arlington Theatre. The 3,600 sq. ft. space, formerly the administrative offices of the Granada Theatre, now relocated to the theatre building a block or two down State Street, consists of seven classrooms, […]