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John Voight poses for pictures Sunday during the CineVegas 2009 Honorees reception red carpet at Rain nightclub at The Palms Hotel and Casino.

Jon Voight continues criticism of Obama, Democrats
June 15, 2009 | 7:36 a.m.
Jon Voight may have come to CineVegas last night to accept an award but that didn’t stop the outspoken actor from sharing some of his partisan political views on the red carpet.

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Willem Defoe was honored Sunday during the CineVegas 2009 Honorees reception at Rain nightclub at The Palms Hotel and Casino.
Willem Dafoe makes first visit to Las Vegas
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 (8:03 a.m.)
Willem Dafoe has had plenty of opportunities to come to Las Vegas over the years but nothing ever convinced the actor to visit the city - until Sunday night.

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Robin Williams in World's Greatest Dad.
review:
'World's Greatest Dad' long but funny along the way
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 (2:07 p.m.)
Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait may seem like a depraved sicko, what with his movies about bestiality (2006’s Sleeping Dogs Lie) and selfishly capitalizing on a loved one’s death (CineVegas selection World’s Greatest Dad), but if you get past the synopses and actually watch his films, you’ll discover that the guy’s clearly a softie at heart.

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Willem Defoe poses for pictures Sunday during the CineVegas 2009 Honorees reception on the red carpet at Rain nightclub at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
CineVegas celebrates with awards ceremony
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (11:50 p.m.)
After five days of popcorn, celebrities and independent films, the 11th annual CineVegas Film Festival celebrated the best of the best Sunday in an awards ceremony at Rain Nightclub at the Palms.

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CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS:
Las Vegas abuzz with celebrities, including Willem Dafoe, Terrell Owens
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 (8:33 a.m.)
There was no shortage of celebrity sightings in Las Vegas this weekend as actors, athletes, and a range of other stars shined across the city.

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From letters to sketches, 'Found' is a great find
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (10:40 p.m.)
“Sometimes, you just find the eighth page of a letter and you wonder what happened to the other seven pages,” says Davy Rothbart drawing a battered sheet of paper from a stack of documents.

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"Thor at the Bus Stop," a film by local filmmakers Mike and Jerry Thompson, is about how the mythical Thor spends his last day alive.
review:
'Thor at the Bus Stop' a film in magic realism
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (1:12 p.m.)
Local filmmaking brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson turn in a winning, whimsical film for their feature debut, a mélange of quirky stories that represent a side of Vegas rarely seen in films. "Thor at the Bus Stop," expanded from a pair of Thompson short films, interweaves various stories catalyzed by the title character, whose angst over being the unsung savior of the world sets off a string of random lightning strikes.

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Excuse me, I'm looking for my teeth and pupils.
review:
'The Revenant' longer than it should be
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (1:08 p.m.)
One thing that scrappy little genre B-movies should never be is over two hours long; Kerry Prior’s horror-comedy "The Revenant" just barely passes the two-hour mark, but it’s a good 20-30 minutes longer than it ought to be.

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A Houston couple, Richard Spiller, 25, and Ashley Matthews, 21, were married Saturday afternoon on the CineVegas red carpet as one of the promotions for the film "Asylum Seekers" at the Palms in Las Vegas.  The bridal party consisted of five members of the Sin City Bad Girls, four Chippendales dancers and an Elvis impersonator as the best man.
FILM FESTIVAL:
'Asylum Seekers' film gets noticed with nuptials
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (9:47 a.m.)
With so many films on the 2009 CineVegas docket, choosing which films to go and see can be a daunting task. Meanwhile, the competition between films to attract audiences can be tough, too.

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"Sea of Darkness," a documentary about how a group of surfers try to maintain their free lifestyle, but do so by slipping outside the law, is one of the films being shown at CineVegas 2009 in Las Vegas.
FILM:
Filmmaker indicates real tale even darker than 'Darkness'
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 (4:28 p.m.)
It’s virtually impossible not to think of Joseph Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness" while watching "Sea of Darkness," a CineVegas documentary that chronicles the lives and demise of members of the 1970s’ elite surfer community.

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Zen and the art of spotting faux celebrities
Published Sat, Jun 13, 2009 (2:20 p.m.), Updated Sun, Jun 14, 2009 (11:45 a.m.)
So far I am three for three. I’ve been volunteering and working at the CineVegas Film Festival for the past three years and each year I have had a celebrity sighting psych out.

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There is no place like home, unless it's CineVegas
Published Fri, Jun 12, 2009 (7:12 p.m.), Updated Fri, Jun 12, 2009 (8:07 p.m.)
A media center featuring an Imperial Palace Dealertainer is just one reason to appreciate our CineVegas Film Festival.

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Small talk dominates as CineVegas gets under way
Published Thu, Jun 11, 2009 (7:59 a.m.), Updated Thu, Jun 11, 2009 (8:11 a.m.)
The first night of CineVegas is like a high school reunion. There are familiar faces and not so familiar ones, a lot of introductions and re-introductions and many rounds of catch up small talk as people jostle for position at the bar, getting friendlier with each glass of Stella Artois.

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Actor Jon Voight arrives at the "24" Season 7 finale screening and panel discussion in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Voight will be honored at this year's CineVegas film festival in Las Vegas, which runs June 10-15.
Dennis Hopper, Jon Voight, Willem Dafoe in Las Vegas this weekend
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 (7:14 a.m.)
While there will be no shortage of celebrity sightings in Las Vegas this weekend, the sightings will be as varied as they come, with famous faces drawn from the worlds of acting, athletics and everywhere in between all coming together.

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Sarah Silverman, who has a minor role in the film "Saint John of Las Vegas," stole the red carpet show Wednesday night  at CineVegas opening festivities at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
FILM FESTIVAL:
Sarah Silverman steals CineVegas red carpet
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 (6:48 a.m.)
Sarah Silverman may have had a minor role in “Saint John of Las Vegas” but that didn’t stop the hilarious actress-comedian from stealing the show out on the red carpet.

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"The Girls Next Door" reality television star Holly Madison was among those who walked the red carpet  at the CineVegas film festival's premiere of "Saint John of Las Vegas" Wednesday night at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
FILM FESTIVAL:
Stars align for CineVegas
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 (7:21 a.m.)
While the celebrities might not be exactly lining up for this year’s CineVegas film festival, Las Vegas’ miniature version of Sundance is attracting a decent number of stars both big and small.

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Trevor Groth, artistic director of CineVegas, emphasizes that the film festival is for Las Vegas residents. "It's not for tourists, it's not just exclusive to (film) industry," he says.
FILM FESTIVAL:
Our kind of culture
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 (2 a.m.)
This is a diatribe. A jeremiad, a manifesto, a proclamation. For all of those — and I include myself — who have rolled their eyes and sighed and whined that “there’s no culture in Las Vegas,” please get over yourselves and do something about it. The CineVegas film festival begins its 11th edition today, and it is the single best current example of a homegrown cultural event that’s really vital and growing and evolving.

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The Square
review:
Solid performances keep 'The Square' grounded
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 (12:51 p.m.)
It treads a pretty well-worn path, but the noirish Australian thriller "The Square" hit its crime-story beats so well that the familiarity is more an asset than a liability.

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Forget a puppy this Christmas. In Japan, insects are common pets.
review:
'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo' disappointing
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 (12:31 p.m.)
The title promises a much livelier, more irreverent take on the material, but the documentary "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" is a disappointingly tedious slog through a seemingly fascinating subject.

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Excuse me, I'm looking for my teeth and pupils.
A few finishing touches on those zombies
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 (6:04 p.m.)
Kerry Prior has forgotten to pay his power bill. The writer, director, producer and editor of CineVegas zombie/vampire horror-comedy The Revenant is standing in his house on the west side of town with the doors and windows open, multiple fans running and a loud generator pumping away in the backyard.

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Jerry (left) and Mike Thompson seek inspiration in the Las Vegas desert.
FILM FESTIVAL:
Brother act
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 (2:30 p.m.)
Jerry and Mike Thompson just might be the nicest guys in the Las Vegas filmmaking scene. The brothers — who wrote, directed, shot and edited CineVegas entry "Thor at the Bus Stop" — have been central figures in the world of Las Vegas movies for years. Both graduates of UNLV’s film school (Jerry in 2001, Mike in 2005), they’ve made numerous short films, which have shown at past CineVegas festivals as well as the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City.

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CineVegas Videos

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  • CineVegas 2009 Coming Soon
  • Countertransference
  • Beautiful Darling
  • CineVegas: Local Directors
  • Asylum Seekers, Trailer 1
  • CineVegas Quick Picks
  • The Adventures of Ledo and Ix
  • Thor at the Bus Stop
  • Team Taliban
  • Cinevegas: & Teller
  • Behind the Lens: D.A.I.S.y
  • Thor at the Bus Stop
  • Cinevegas: & Teller
  • Team Taliban
  • The Adventures of Ledo and Ix
  • Impolex
  • Behind the Lens: D.A.I.S.y
  • CineVegas Quick Picks
  • Jersey Boys Acting Class
  • Beetle Queen
  • Asshole
  • Beautiful Darling
  • Asylum Seekers, Trailer 1
  • CineVegas: Local Directors
  • Impolex
  • Beetle Queen
  • Countertransference
  • Asshole
  • Voight and Dafoe Get Top Honors
  • Voight and Dafoe Get Top Honors
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