We aim to stay in touch with readers of The Coachella Review each month through an exciting array of features on TCR’s Blog. With so many provocative and inviting events taking place every week in publishing, filmmaking, theater, and art, our contributing editors and writers look forward to many discussions and celebrations continuing here.

TCR’s editors have been talking about films and screenwriting a lot lately with both the Academy Awards presentations and SXSW on the horizon. To kick off our blog and make a glamorous jump into the fray, we enlisted contributing writer Amy Boutell to share with us the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s notable finale. Amy’s post will arrive here soon. Enjoy….