This Sunday (June 13), The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will host its Summer Gala Benefit with the reception & World Premiere screening of Focus Features' The Door in the Floor starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Mimi Rogers, Bijou Phillips which will open nationally in July.
This is a very-rare opportunity for the public to purchase tickets for a world premiere. Most always, movie premieres are closed to the public and only celebrities, filmmakers and studio big-wigs are invited to attend. All four of the main stars are scheduled to be there!
Tickets are $200 a person and will enable you to not only attend the red-carpet premiere screening, but to also attend the premiere pre-party with a fully catered reception and open bar. Tickets can be purchased by calling the film festival at 805.963.0023
The reception starts at 5:00 at Restaurant NU and the screening starts at 7:30 at the Lobero Theatre (with red-carpet celebrity arrivals starting at 7:00).
Synopsis of "The Door in the Floor": Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted for the screen from John Irving's best-selling novel "A Widow for One Year", the film is set in the privileged community of East Hampton on Long Island and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife, Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.
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