Photo Gallery: SBIFF Opening Night

Posted on Jan 31 by SEASONS Magazine

Mimi deGruy attends the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Mimi deGruy attends the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

On Wednesday night, the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival officially opened with an enormously emotional celebration and screening for Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy. Director and wife, Mimi deGruy introduced the screening alongside her below the line team and children, Max and Francis, who “teach her everyday” and let her tell and craft this story. Mimi deGruy also gave a nod to Roger Durling, Executive Director of SBIFF, for continuing to lead the festival “with global outreach while keeping it to its roots.”

Mimi deGruy and SBIFF Director Roger Durling attend the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Mimi deGruy and SBIFF Director Roger Durling attend the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

 

Mayor of Santa Barbara Cathy Murillo attends the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Mayor of Santa Barbara Cathy Murillo attends the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Janet Rowse and Councilmember Randy Rowse attend the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Janet Rowse and Councilmember Randy Rowse attend the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Leslie Zemeckis attends the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Leslie Zemeckis attends the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

 

SBIFF Director Roger Durling speaks onstage during the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

SBIFF Director Roger Durling speaks onstage during the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

saac Hernandez and Nancy Black of 'Better Together' attend the Opening Night Film 'Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy' during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Isaac Hernandez and Nancy Black of ‘Better Together’ attend the Opening Night Film ‘Diving Deep:The Life And Times Of Mike deGruy’ during 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on January 31, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

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