Bad weather, including heavy rain and flash flood warnings, didn't dampen the festivities at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which began Jan. 30 with screenings, from feature films and shorts, to tributes to Oscar hopefuls including Viggo Mortensen, Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close.

The festival continues though Saturday, Feb. 9, when it closes with “Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story.”

The documentary features never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age and is an “exploration of how one of the most significant corners of the world produced, and continues to produce, some of the most talented surfers and innovators.”

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