Santa Barbara Film Festival chief Roger Durling conducted an intelligent and intriguing discussion last night with Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow at the Lobero theatre. You can’t hear him as clearly as Bigelow on my video clip, but that’s okay. The Loveless, Near Dark and Blue Steel weren’t right for me. Like many others I got on the Bigelow boat with Point Break, and it was clear sailing until September ’08 when I first saw The Hurt Locker, at which point she entered my all-time pantheon.

Here are Kris Tapley‘s impressions of same.