Santa Barbara fest honors Rourke

Actor given special tribute at event

Mickey Rourke will be honored with a special tribute during the Santa Barbara Film Festival Jan. 30 at the Arlington Theater.

Past recipients include Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker and Kevin Bacon.

Helmer Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler,” starring Rourke, is due in theaters on Dec. 17.

The fest presents American and world indie films and documentaries, including Latin American and Asian sidebars. The 24th edition is set to run Jan. 22-Feb 1.

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