Kasdan’s ‘Companion’ to open Santa Barbara fest

Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline star

Lawrence Kasdan’s “Darling Companion” will open the 27th Santa Barbara Film Festival on Jan. 26 at the Arlington Theater.

Sony Pictures Classics release stars Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Elizabeth Moss and Mark Duplass. “We are incredibly privileged to have the world premiere of a Lawrence Kasdan film. … “Darling Companion is a fantastic film to kick off the festival,” said fest exec director Roger Durling.

Running through Feb. 5, fest features a Kasdan retrospective including “Body Heat” “The Big Chill” and “Grand Canyon” and a Q&A with the filmmaker.

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