An inside look at the films, Q&As, promotions and local flare at CineVegas 2009.June 22nd, 2009 | Jessica Tripp
The Independent's Jessica Tripp bypasses the sold out 500 Days of Summer and opts for a screening of Patriotville (view a clip here), a series of locally-made shorts, which can be viewed online here, and Asylum Seekers (view the trailer here) and, after a crazy Vegas weekend, ends the festival, with a low-key drive-in screening on Fremont Street.
In grand Vegas tradition, CineVegas really heated up for the weekend. Theaters became more and more crowded as locals and visitors joined the press and film students that had been watching faithfully since Wednesday.
A look at the films, parties and panels at the CineVegas Film Festival.June 14th, 2009 | Jessica Tripp
Las Vegas is known for being over the top, so of course nothing less can be expected for its film festival. This year CineVegas showcases films from all over the world as well as local talent, like Kerry Prior, whose horror film, The Revenant (view the trailer here), had its world premiere at CineVegas. The Independent's Jessica Tripp blogs from the festival for a Vegas tell-all, from the Q&As to the after parties.
A god lands in a Nevada Suburb. The mentally insane compete for the last bed in a fancy asylum. A dead man rises for a joyride in a Camaro. Yes, it's just another day at CineVegas at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.