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Feb 5, 2010 11:41 AM by Courtney Meznarich

Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicks off

It's a little taste of Hollywood glamour right in our backyard.

World renowned actors, directors and screen writers will walk Santa Barbara's red carpet, and this year, expect nothing short of a star studded lineup.

Director James Cameron will be honored for the legendary mark he has left on film, with movies like 'Avatar' and 'Titanic.'

Actress Sandra Bullock will also be honored for her achievements, like her performance in this year's box office hit 'The Blind Side.'

Gabourey Sidibie will walk the red carpet for her role in 'Precious' and Carey Mulligan's role as Jenny in 'An Education' will get the Virtuoso Award.

Colin Ferth gets Outstanding Performance of the Year for 'A Single Man,' a movie his costar-
Julianne Moore, is also being honored for.

The festival also offers a stage for new movie premieres.

Making it's silver screen debut is 'Michael Jackson: The untold story of Neverland.'

It's a behind the scenes look at the ranch by Larry Nimmer, who worked for Jackson's defense team.

Another movie, called 'Flying Lessons,' filmed in Santa Ynez, will also make it's debut.

The festival should prove to be the place to be, right here on the Central Coast.

Tickets are still available for most of the showings and events. Just visit the News Links section of our website for more information. The festival runs until February 14.


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