SANTA BARARA, Calif. - When Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone arrived at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival fans screamed and cheered.
Gosling said he remembers when he was a young fan of a wrestler who refused to sign his poster.
So he made time to sign posters and other items outside the Arlington Theater.
Dozens of exchange students from the Education First program cheered them on.
A group from France saw La La Land in Santa Barbara last night.
Another fan said he had seen it more than ten times.
Emma Stone said the end of the script made her cry. She said it was one of the reasons she signed on to do the film.
Stone also said she recalls making Easy A in Ojai and staying at the San Ysidro Ranch.
The stars were interviewed by the festival executive director Roger Durling on stage Friday night.
They didn't take themselves too seriously, and had the audience laughing about almost every question.
Their Oscar nominated director Damien Chazelle came on stage to present the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award.
Stone joked that the pointy trophy could be used as a weapon and for a moment the pair fenced center stage..
Chazelle will be back next Tuesday for a tribute to directors.
Movie fans will be back on Saturday to see more than half a dozen stars receive Virtuosos Awards