George Hickenlooper's Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl will open the 22nd Santa BarbaraInternational Film Festival, which runs from Jan 25-Feb 4 2007.
Sienna Miller stars as Andy Warhol's muse and 1960s 'It Girl',with support from Guy Pearce as Warhol, and Hayden Christensen as "Billy Quinn".
The Holly Wiersma production of a Weinstein Company and LiftProductions presentation will open in North America through MGM on Dec 29.
"This film, the story, the cast, is right in line with ourgoal of being cutting-edge as well as an all-encompassing film festival,"Santa Barbara International Film Festival executive director Roger Durlingsaid.
"Of course, it also seemed fitting given that Edie Sedgwickwas not only born in Santa Barbara, but she died here as well."
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