Friday, June 10, 2005
Today is the first day of the CineVegas film festival, which I'll be spending the next nine days covering exhaustively for Las Vegas Weekly. You can check out all my reviews as they are written (as well as those from other LVW contributors) here, and I'll try to post an update or two on the general festivities, what's good, what's interesting, and so on. This is as close to Sundance as we get here in Vegas, and it's actually grown to be a respectable festival. Dennis Hopper is the official figurehead, and actually shows up at many of the screenings. Other celebrities make appearances, and this year includes a few exclusive events that are worth notice, including the world premiere of Land of the Dead, and awards presentations to George Romero, Nicolas Cage, Samantha Morton, Christopher Walken, Wim Wenders and Ann-Margret. I'll probably be dead by the time the thing is over, but it should be a good time.