Carrey's 'Number 23' to screen at festival
Joel Schumacher’s “The Number 23,” starring Jim Carrey, will screen at the 22nd Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival.Sue Kramer’s “Gray Matters” starring Heather Graham will close out the fest, and “Amazing Grace” by fest guest director Michael Apted will serve as centerpiece. Notable premieres include the doc “Do It for Johnny,” about one writer’s quest to get his screenplay to Johnny Depp, and “Man in the Chair,” in which Christopher Plummer stars as the last living crew member of “Citizen Kane.” Dakota Fanning project, “Hounddog,” will also screen and Tony Kaye’s abortion documentary “Lake of Fire” will get its the U.S. preem. Previously announced, George Hickenlooper’s “Factory Girl” will open the fest, Besides panels, podcasts and blogs, the fest will continue its “Conversations With …” series, which has already scheduled screenings of “Blood Diamond” and “49 Up” to be hosted by Djimon Hounsou and Apted, respectively. The 2007 edition will be held Jan. 25-Feb. 4 and award more than $100,000 in prizes to feature films from 40 countries, including 22 world premieres and 18 U.S. preems.