In Store Signing - Roger Durling ( CINEMA IN FLUX A YEAR OF CONNECTING)

Please join Chaucer's Books for a wondrous in-person book talk and signing with Roger Durling, the executive director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in our store (3321 State Street) on Monday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m.!


During Covid, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the book's author Roger Durling recommended films to the community of followers of the legendary festival. His insights into each film were often reflections on what was happening around us. Over 100 of his reviews are featured in this anthology along with the complete listing of each film selected and the correlating historical events that sparked his choices."I see the collection 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."



Over the past 36 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States-attracting 100,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels, and continues to grow its slate of free educational programs and events. Roger Durling, author of Cinema in Flux, is the executive director of the SBIFF.


Event date: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
3321 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105