SBIFF American Riviera Award Honors Jeff Bridges

Posted on Jan 29 by SEASONS Magazine

Jeff Bridges, courtesy SBIFF.

Jeff Bridges, courtesy SBIFF.

Attend a celebration of Jeff Bridges on February 9 at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St). Bridges will be honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2017 American Rivera Award. Scott Feinberg will moderate the eventful evening.

The American Rivera Award was created to recognize actors who have made an impactful contribution to American Cinema. This year, Bridges will join a long line of celebrated actors and actresses who have received this award, including Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo in 2016, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke in 2015, Robert Redford in 2014, Quentin Tarantino in 2013, Martin Scorsese in 2012, Annette Bening in 2011, Sandra Bullock in 2010, Mickey Rourke in 2009, Tommy Lee Jones in 2008, Forest Whitaker in 2007, Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2006, Kevin Bacon in 2005 and Diane Lane 2004.

Bridges most recently appeared in Hell or High Water, a renowned film that propelled Bridges into even higher acclaim.

“Jeff Bridges shows us in Hell or High Water that an already great artist can continue his growth. I may go as far as saying that this is his best performance. It’s truly special to be able to celebrate Jeff–for he’s not only a dear friend of SBIFF–but he is a timeless legend in our industry,” states SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival takes pride in their award recipients. Take the opportunity to celebrate amazing actors and noteworthy films in Santa Barbara this February.

For more information, visit or call 805/963-0023.

—Lauren Bennett


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