CineVegas Film Festival # 9

Latino, the Arts, UNLV | | June 5, 2007 at 09:39

cinevegas.JPGThis little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on Wed Jun 06 5:30p at the Palms and end the 10 day festival with Ben Kingsley receiving the Vanguard Actor Award followed by a screening of his black comedy “You Kill Me.”

In between you fill the days with an eclectic mix of tantalizing selections from the powerful Mexican cinema industry, – some fascinating documentaries including “Mr Untouchable” of the Harlem drug trade of the 70’s and “The Devil Came On Horseback” witnessing the genocide in Darfur, – throw in World Premieres such as “All God’s Children Can Dance,” an English-language version of a Murakami short story, – enhance with British and Hollywood comedies – and still the varied selection is far from complete. Student filmmakers have a chance to display their promise with Short Films UNLV and Short Films CCSN.

Complement the mix with Mike Newell‘s receipt of the Vanguard Director Award, Jerry Weintraub‘s Vanguard Producer Award, Charlize Theron‘s Half-Life Award – and a reprise of David Lynch‘s 1986 “Blue Velvet” and you begin to sense the scope of the selection.

Dates of festival: Jun 06-Jun 16. Showtimes vary. My calendar indicates only the first screening of each day. Tickets are $10 per screening, with passes ranging from $100-$525. For more info call 702-507-4849 (Theatre Box Office) or 888-883-4278 or visit Venue for most screenings is the Brenden Theatres at the Palms 4321 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas NV.

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