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GOINGS ON : Film Festival Moving Into Its Homestretch : A movie on the American Revolution and five others on global issues are among remaining attractions at Santa Barbara event.


But it seems like only yesterday: Yes, the Ninth Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival is moving into its homestretch and will wrap up Sunday evening. Here are some of the offerings for the remainder of the schedule:

Tonight: "Mary Silliman's War," a film based on a woman's diaries of the American Revolution, will have its world premier showing at 7 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. (Admission, $7.) "Iron Monkey," a 1993 father and son, martial arts film, will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Fiesta Five theater. (Admission, $7.)

Friday: Five films on serious global issues that received top honors at the 1993 Earth Peace Film Festival in Vermont will be shown starting at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. An Australian pilot and a Canadian woman are brought together during WWII in the U.S. premiere of the romantic drama "For the Moment," showing at 3 p.m. at the Fiesta Five. It was the co-winner of the Vancouver Film Festival's award for Most Popular Film. (Admission, $7.)

Saturday: The work of Santa Barbara Filmmakers will be showcased at the Fiesta Five from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Admission, $3.) Australian subculture will be studied in "Day of the Dog," a story of young love, showing at 10:30 a.m. at the Fiesta Five. The film won a pair of Australian Film Institute awards. (Admission, $7.) The French slapstick film "Les Visiteurs" will be shown at 11 a.m. at the Fiesta Five. (Admission, $7.)

"Papakolea, A Story of Hawaiian Land," looks at the struggles of the elders of a Honolulu settlement, as they fight to save their land. It will be shown along with "Edward Abbey: A Voice in the Wilderness," a collection of film clips, interviews and photos of the author-philosopher. The twin-bill will begin at 11 a.m. at the Museum of Art. (Admission, $7.)

Sunday: "Nargess," a 1992 Iranian film about sexuality and the criminal underworld, will be shown at 10:30 a.m. at the Fiesta Five. The movie garnered Best Director and Best Music awards at the Fajr International Film Festival. (Admission, $7.) The Museum of Art will host the U.S. premiere of "The Last Klezmer," the fictional story of Leopold Kozlowski, the last klezmer musician in the world. Show time is 11 a.m. (Admission, $7.)

The festival will wrap up with the awards ceremony and a presentation of "Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould," beginning at 5 p.m. at the Paseo Nuevo Theater. The 1993 Canadian film consists of 32 vignettes, mixing interviews, archival footage, and dramatic recreation, to look at the life and music of pianist Gould. The movie won four Genies, the Canadian version of the Academy Award. (Admission, $10.)

The Fiesta Five is located at 916 State St., the Museum of Art is at 1130 State St., and the Paseo Nuevo Theater is at 8 W. De La Guerra (in the Paseo Nuevo shopping center). Tickets are available at the door, but get there early.


Musical works by Mozart, Ravel and Japanese composers Yozo Toyama and Akira Ifukube, will make up the program for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra's concerts Sunday and Tuesday at the Lobero Theatre. Sunday's concert will begin at 4 p.m. (with a 3 p.m. lecture on the music to be performed), Tuesday's concert will be at 8 p.m. Admission is $19, $17, and $15 (or $13, seniors). Call 963-0761. The Lobero is at 33 E. Canon Perdido St.

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