The SantaBarbara International Film Festival will kick off with a special preview ofWoody Allen's Melinda And Melinda starring Will Ferrell and Radha Mitchell on Jan 28 and closes onFeb 6 with the world premiere of Michael Traeger's comedy The Moguls starring Jeff Bridges.
Overall nine world premieresand 11 US premieres will screen at the festival, which celebrates its 20thanniversary this year. The centerpiece gala screening is the world premiere ofJeff Arch's comedy Dave Barry's Complete Guide To Guys.
As previously announced,Kevin Bacon will receive the Riviera Award, Leonardo DiCaprio will receive thePlatinum Award and Kate Winslet will collect the Outstanding Performancesaward. The festival will also pay tribute to Sir David Attenborough inrecognition of a distinguished broadcasting career.
For the firsttime organisers will stage the Conversations With' series, which so farfeatures Javier Bardem (The Sea Inside), Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Laura Dern (We Don't Live HereAnymore).
For the completeline-up visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.