This is the first weekend of the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and some big events are on the schedule.
In addition to a full day of screenings, the festival is set to honor Ben Affleck tonight, with its “Modern Master Award” in an event at the Arlington Theater.
This weekend, one of the highlights will be a panel on directing, which will take place at the Lobero Theater Saturday morning.
Among the directors set to take part in the 9:45 a.m. event are Tom Hooper, who helmed “Les Miserables” and “The King’s Speech,” and David O. Russell, who directed “Silver Linings Playbook.”
And, tomorrow night, the festival will honor Daniel Day-Lewis with its “Montecito Award” in a ceremony at the Arlington Theater.