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Santa Barbara Film Festival 2012: 'Darling Companion' and 'Where Do We Go From Here?' Bookend Fest; Full Lineup

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 5, 2012 at 10:46AM

The Santa Barbara Film Festival announces the lineup for its 27th edition, running January 27 - February 5, and set to open with Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion" (world premiere) and close with Nadine Labaki's "Where Do We Go Now?"...
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Diane Keaton in Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion"
Sony Pictures Classics Diane Keaton in Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion"

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's lineup for its 27th edition, running January 27 - February 5, opens with Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion" (world premiere) and closes with Lebanese Oscar entry Nadine Labaki's "Where Do We Go Now?" (which won Toronto's People's Choice Award).

In addition to the festival's 16 world premieres and 37 US premieres, there will be digitally remastered films (including "A Clockwork Orange" and "Dangerous Liaisons") presented by Warner Bros., a "Field Trip to the Movies" with "Rango"'s Gore Verbinski, the inaugural acquisitions program, panels including Madelyn Hammond's “Creative Forces: Women in the Biz,” and a slew of honorary awards given to the likes of Viola Davis, Melissa McCartney, Rooney Mara, Shailene Woodley, Damien Bichir and "The Artist"'s Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

Check out the complete lineup and list of offerings here.

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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.