The Santa Barbara Film Festival is underway, and tonight, it will honor one of Hollywood’s hottest directors.
David O. Russell will receive the festival’s “Outstanding Director” Award. Russell is up for an Academy Award for the critically acclaimed “American Hustle,” and directed the highly honored films “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter.”
The ceremonies will take place at the Arlington Theater.
Tomorrow, the festival will hold its “Movers and Shakers,” and “Women In The Biz” panels.
The two events at the Lobero Theater feature the producers of films like “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Nebraska,” and “12 Years a Slave.”