The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 32nd edition, including its international gala event and opening and closing films.
Running from Feb. 1-11, the festival will open with the world premiere of the documentary “Charged,” and will close on a period note with Lone Scherfig’s comedy-drama “Their Finest,” which stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
This year’s festival will offer a wide array of films from over 50 countries, and will feature 51 world premieres and 64 US premieres, along with tributes to the year’s top talent, and panel discussions.
47 U.S. PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS
The Journey is the Destination, UK/South Africa/Canada
Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Maria Bello, Ella Purnell, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Hazeldine
This is an inspiring recreation of the life of the late Dan Eldon, a photojournalist, artist, and
activist who documented the violence and famine in Somalia and the end of apartheid in South