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Sally Fay
Sally Fay is a writer and a filmmaker.

She is a native Californian whose travels have taken her to East, West and South Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Central and South America, India and China. She has lived in Washington, D.C.; Boston; New York City; Madrid and Marbella, Spain; and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sally launched with Huff Post's Divorce blog writing about her own divorce. Sally also launched with Huff Post's San Francisco blog and writes about Art, Culture and Society in her hometown.

Sally's greatest joy are her three children.

Entries by Sally Fay

"Citizenfour," Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 7:52 PM

I went to the 8:30 a.m. U.S. premiere of, "Bonobo,"a film co-written and directed by Matthew Hammett Knott. "Bonobo," was first released in the UK to great success, winning awards and was very well received. Hammett Knott had made two short films prior to this one. "Bonobo," his first feature...

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Outstanding Directors of the Year Tribute at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:18 PM

Starting at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4th, I watched the independent film,"Tokyo Fiance", directed by Stefan Liberski, an imaginative story about a young Belgian woman who returns to Tokyo, the place where she was born, and begins a romance with a Francophile Japanese student who introduces her to parts...

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Feb.1 -- Finnish Indie-Virtuosos Award -- Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, David Oyelowo -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 11:42 AM

On Sunday, February 1st, I was in "the first audience to see" the World Premiere of an independent film from Finland called "Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl (Eila, Rampe ja Likka)," a charming, funny, "trading places,""clash of generations and social classes,"comedy. The story focuses on Baby Girl, a young poet...

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Feb. 3 -- "The Last Five Years," "Gardeners of Eden," Swains Island," Doc Shorts:Behind the Scenes, Variety Artisans Award

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 9:50 PM

(from "The Last Five Years", Jeremy Jordan, Anna Kendrick)

I made it to the 8:20 a.m. showing of, "The Last Five Years," and loved it. Nothing like a musical to start the day, not to mention, transport you to New York...

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Feb.2 -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival Indies -- "Now En Espanol" "Agave is Life" "Sins of a Father" "The Chambermaid"

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 1:04 PM

(Audience at the Metro Theatre)

Andrea Meller was on hand for the Q & A after the World Premiere of her documentary, "Now En Espanol," a film that follows the lives and careers of Latina actresses who dub Desperate Housewives into...

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Day 4 Evening -- "The Truth About Lies," Michael Keaton Award (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:45 PM

On Saturday, January 31st, in the afternoon, I attended the World Premiere of an independent film called, "The Truth About Lies," by first time director, Phil Allocco. The film, somewhat autobiographical, centers around a twenty something guy named Gilby, who loses his job, apt. and girlfriend and has to go...

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Day 4 -- Oscar Nominated Writers and Producers (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 12:56 PM


On Saturday, January 31st, at 11:00, I tucked into the Lobero Theatre for the sold-out Writer's Panel featuring Oscar nominees, Graham Moore ("The Imitation Game"), Anthony McCarten ("The Theory of Everything"), Jason Hall ("American Sniper"), Dan Gilroy ("Nightcrawler"), Max Frye ("Foxcatcher"),...

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Day 2-3-SBIFF-"Tiger Tiger," Brad Hall, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jennifer Aniston

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2015 | 4:46 PM

On Thursday, January 29th, I scrambled into the U.S. premiere of Canadian writer/director, Lindsay MacKay's independent feature, "Wet Bum." This was my second attempt to see this film as the first one had been full! "Wet Bum," is a tender "coming of age" story of Sam (actress, Julia Sarah Stone),...

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Day 2 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 1:34 PM


As always with Film Festivals, you race to go see one film and the room is full so you hop into another theatre, seeing a film you hadn't expected and end up being so glad you did! Such was the case for me...

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Opening Night at the Santa Barbara Film Festival!

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 1:50 PM



Opening Night at the Arlington Theatre on State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara began with a greeting from Helene Schneider, the Mayor of Santa Barbara. Ms. Schneider spoke before a...

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival -- The Reel Deal

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 3:20 PM


If you love films and like to wake up in the most beautiful setting imaginable, otherwise known as the "American Riviera", the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is where you should be January 27th-February 7th, atleast that is where you will...

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Boston Book Festival Unbound: Divorce and Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Sally Fay, Author and Moderator, for Boston Book Festival 2013 Panel on Divorce and Marriage, in front of the Boston Public Library (America's first!)

Last October 2013, as part of the Boston Book Festival Unbound Series at the Boston Public Library, I put...

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Who Would Have Known?

(4) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 1:15 AM

Me in my "going away" outfit on my wedding day

When I was in the throes of divorce it was hard to imagine that I would ever be truly happy again. It seemed everything that I believed in had been challenged: the loyal...

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Who's Better Off?

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Let's see. It's been three years plus since the closing of the house we raised our three children marked the close of our 26 year marriage. Throughout the years that followed, I have heard the remark often: "Oh, you are so much better off without him," delivered in tones varying...

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Bowled Over by Boulder: Part One of a Series

(5) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 10:40 AM


Is there a cosmic Bubble around Boulder or is it some sort of American Shangri-La? It is insanely close (25 miles) to the Denver airport so it is really easy to get to this health haven nestled up against the Rocky...

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The Art of Betrayal

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 4:05 PM

An acting coach of mine once remarked that "art is how we make sense of life." With that in mind, I raced to New York to see two plays, Betrayal and Domesticated, to see what they had to say about betrayal in relationships. I wanted to see if these artists...

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What Would Have Been Our 30th Wedding Anniversary

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 2:28 PM


It was a warm October day like no other in California. Our 12 bridesmaids and 12 ushers arrived in red convertibles to a little spanish-tiled church with a gravel driveway packed with family and friends. My soon-to-be husband and I were...

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Passionate Hearts Pining for The Presidio

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 6:50 PM


Tonight in San Francisco, the Presidio Trust will hold a public presentation of the three finalists vying for the coveted site of the current Sports Basement in the Presidio. The proposals being presented for discussion are the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the...

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The American Grandeur of Cleveland

(56) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:59 PM


On a recent visit to Cleveland, I found myself so taken by the deep American history and cultural sophistication of this delightful mid-western city that sits on Lake Erie. You can see the past in the historic buildings that speak to another...

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Nora's Influence On My Heart and My Writing About Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 11:27 AM

I miss my friend, Nora Ephron. While I never met her, I knew her and she knew me. Her words are at play within me. Her writing always got to the heart of the matter, what mattered to me, and clearly, to a lot of us. Nora gave us a...

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