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Santa Barbara International Film Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup

Photo of Beth Hanna 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.
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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.

"Before Sunset"
"Before Sunset"

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.

WORLD PREMIERES

 

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.

 

Barefoot, USA

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.

 

BFFs, USA

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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.