The world premiere of Derek Magyar’s (pictured) feature debut Flying Lessons will open the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from February 4-14.

Christine Lahti, Maggie Grace, Jonathan Tucker, Hal Holbrook, Cary Elwes and Joanna Cassidy star in the tale of a troubled young woman who befriends an elderly man who teaches her how to come to terms with her past.

Staff will announce the full programme on January 19. The festival runs from February 4-14.