The Stars turned out to launch the 27th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theater. The opening night gala featured the World Premiere of Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion". Actors Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Ayelet Zurer and Jay Ali were in attendance as was the movie's furry star Kasey the dog.
The feature was preceded by a special presentation of Pixar's Academy Award-nominated short "La Luna". Director Enrico Casarosa made the trip down from the Bay Area for the event.
It was another sold out night at the Arlington as 2000+ SantaBarbarians including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and husband Brad Hall filled the theater.