Director Rob Marshall and cast members from the soon-to-be-released Sony Pictures film "Memoirs of a Geisha" will join a small audience for a benefit screening in Santa Barbara on December 2. The screening will serve as the fall benefit for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as it gears up for its 21st year in 2006. Paying guests will enjoy and advance screening of the highly-anticipated film, the first from Rob Marshall since 2002's "Chicago," and join the film's stars Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li for an Asian-inspired party following the film. [Brian Brooks]