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Fest happy with Smith

Santa Barbara event to honor thesp

The Santa Barbara Film Festival will bestow its 2007 Modern Master Award upon Will Smith.

Thesp will next be seen in drama “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which Columbia releases in December.

Established in 1995 as the highest honor presented by the fest, award fetes individuals for their work in films.

Fest runs Jan. 25-Feb. 4. More than 200 pics will unspool; visit SBfilmfestival.org for more details.

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