Photo Gallery: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks off its 31st Year With U.S. Premiere of THE LITTLE PRINCE

Posted on Feb 5 by Leslie Dinaberg

Jeff Bridges, was joined by co-star Mackenzie Foy and director Mark Osborne with a rollicking crowd and hundreds of onlookers at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theater. Bringing up the lights in the auditorium to the full house, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Director Roger Durling ushered Osborne to the stage who continued the presentation noting his wife, who introduced him to the novel, was the original inspiration for making the film.  Remarking that his wife was not the only member to contribute to the film, the director revealed his daughter was also an inspiration for the young girl and his son was the voice of the little prince. Quite the family affair! Bridges, a resident and longtime friend of the festival, says he was excited to spend some time in town watching films.

SBIFF Director Roger Durling, Actor Jeff Bridges, and Director Mark Osborne attend the opening night presentation of 'The Little Prince' at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

SBIFF Director Roger Durling, Actor Jeff Bridges, and Director Mark Osborne attend the opening night presentation of ‘The Little Prince’ at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actor Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston attend the opening night presentation of 'The Little Prince' at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actor Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston attend the opening night presentation of ‘The Little Prince’ at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actor Jeff Bridges and a fan take selfies at the opening night presentation of 'The Little Prince' at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actor Jeff Bridges and a fan take selfies at the opening night presentation of ‘The Little Prince’ at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actress Mackenzie Foy attends the opening night presentation of 'The Little Prince' at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Actress Mackenzie Foy attends the opening night presentation of ‘The Little Prince’ at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 3, 2016 in Santa Barbara California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

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