Hats off to Santa Barbara Film Festival exec director Roger Durling for generating an easy, amusing interview vibe last night with La La Land costars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at the Arlington theatre. Alpha alfalfa adoration vibes…love love love. Everyone enjoyed it. That said, the chat lasted over two hours, which is a half-hour too long. 90 minutes should more than suffice. Incidentally: An HE salute to the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s tech team for turning around high-quality video clips of the previous night’s tribute the next morning. This has never happened before — I for one am seriously impressed.

A photo call moment following last night’s SBIFF tribute to La La Land‘s Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. They are flanked by director-writer Damian Chazelle (r.) and SBIFF exec director Roger Durling (l.)