Director Henry-Alex Rubin’s Disconnect will open the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Written by Andrew Stern, the movie starring Jason Bateman and Hope Davis explores the way digital technologies that are intended to bring people closer together can increase the emotional distance between them. Rubin and members of the cast which also includes Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård and Max Thieriot are expected to attend the opening night event January 24th at the Arlington Theatre. The festival also will honor Leonardo DiCaprio, currently in theaters as the villainous slave owner Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, with its American Riviera Award on February 1st. Previous recipients of the award that recognizes artists who have had a strong influence on American cinema include frequent DiCaprio collaborator Martin Scorsese and actors Sandra Bullock and Mickey Rourke. The festival runs through February 3rd.
Santa Barbara Festival To Honor Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Disconnect’ Opening Night PicBy THE DEADLINE TEAM | Deadline.com – Wed, Jan 2, 2013 8:51 PM EST
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