Santa Barbara world premieres

Mortensen, Sheedy films among those to unspool

“The Desert of Forbidden Art”
Cast: Sally Field, Ben Kingsley, Ed Asner
Directors: Tchavadar Georgiev, Amanda Pope
Logline: Igor Savitsky rescues art and creates a museum in Soviet Uzbekistan.

“Disappointment Valley … A Modern Day Western”
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Sheryl Crow, Daryl Hannah
Director: James Kleinert
Logline: The plight of America’s wild horses and the deterioration of the American West

“Flying Lessons”
Cast: Maggie Grace, Cary Elwes
Director: Derek Magyar
Logline: A 25-year-old woman returns to the hometown she wanted to put behind her.

“In the Land of the Free”
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson (narrator)
Director: Vadim Jean
Logline: Three men face a combined 100 years of solitary confinement in a Louisiana prison.

“The Legend of Stuart Mossman”
Cast: David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine
Director: Barry Brown
Logline: Story of acoustic guitar maker Stuart Mossman.

“Middle Men”
Cast: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, James Caan, Kelsey Grammer
Director: George Gallo
Logline: The rise of Internet commerce and how one man tries to fend off the bottom feeders.

“Provinces of Night”
Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer, Hilary Duff, Dwight Yoakam, Frances Conroy
Director: Shane Dax Taylor
Logline: A young woman has a chance to find redemption in a family of sinners.

“Ten Stories Tall”
Cast: Ally Sheedy, Josh Hamilton, Tovah Feldshuh
Director: David Garrett
Logline: Two families grieve over the loss of a matriarch, and revelations spur unexpected self-realization journeys.

“Waiting for Forever”
Cast: Rachel Bilson, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner
Director: James Keach
Logline: A man lives without a job but can’t go without the love of his life

“When the Dragons Swallowed the Sun”
Cast: Richard Gere, Dennis Haysbert
Director: Dirk Simon
Logline: An inside perspective on the Tibetan community in exile

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