By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2014 at 12:39PM
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled it 2014 lineup. This year's fest is set to run January 30 through February 9.
The fest boasts 23 world and 33 US premieres. It opens with Robert Nixon and Fisher Stevens' "Mission Blue" and closes with a "Before" triple feature, with director Richard Linklater and stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in person. Check out the premiere lineup below, and the full lineup at the SBIFF website.
A Life Outside, USA
Directed by Catherine Brabec
Featuring: Greg Mesanko, Chris Mesanko, Kevin Casey, Jim Purpuri, Richard Luthringer, and Bucky Walters
A documentary following the six surfers who pioneered the 1960’s surf break at the New Jersey Casino Pier.
A Year in Champagne, USA
Directed by David Kennard
A detailed portrait of winemakers and their families reveals some of the most intimate secrets behind creating the legendary bubbly beverage.
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, Brittany Alger
An upper-class, hard-luck gambler invites a shoeless eccentric to his brother's lavish southern style wedding to prove he's changed his ways.
Directed by Andrew Putschoegi
Cast: Andrea Grano, Tara Karsian
Looking for a few days of vacation and amusement, two best friends pretend to be lovers while attending a couple's weekend workshop.
Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr. Pepper, USA
Directed by Drew Rist
This documentary details the events and history leading up to the demise of Dublin Dr. Pepper, as well as the public outcry that continues to this day.
Chu and Blossom, USA
Directed by Charles Chu, Gavin Kelly
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Caitlin Stasey, Alan Cumming
A coming of age comedy centers on an unlikely brotherhood between a pensive, 6-foot-8 Korean exchange student, and a performance artist, both trapped together in small Southern town.