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New Documentary By Actor Rob Lowe Looks At Deadly 2018 Montecito Debris Flow

Rob Lowe has directed a new film about Montecito's deadly 2018 debris flow. The photo is from a 2019 interview with Lowe (Pre-COVID-19 and masks)

A new documentary directed by one of the South Coast’s most famous residents looks at the deadly 2018 Montecito debris flow, which killed 23 people.

Actor Rob Lowe’s film “Madness In The Hills” tells the story of the disaster largely through the eyes of survivors and first responders.  Lowe is a Montecito resident.  The film examines factors which led to the debris flow, which Lowe says includes climate change.

The documentary is premiering this weekend on NBC’s new streaming network “Peacock.”