Santa Barbara Film Festival director Roger Durling sat down with KTYD talk-show guy Matt McAllister last Friday to talk about the lineup for the festival (which kicks off Thursday, 2.2), and wound up issuing a “Brokeback challenge”…which McAllister accepted. Using the patient-but-persistent approach, Durling gradually talked the faintly homophobic McAllister into seeing Brokeback Mountain, which the jock has said he wouldn’t sit through due to feared squeamishness over the same-sex coupling scenes. Listen to the chat…it’s pretty funny. Durling and McAllister will be attending a screening of Brokeback on Monday, 1.30, at 2 pm at Santa Barbara’s Fiesta Five. Here’s Durling’s account of his encounter with McAllister on his festival blog page.