Las Vegas Film Festival @ The Eastside Cannery
The second annual Las Vegas Film Festival, which begins a four-day run today at the Eastside Cannery, features a world of features, documentaries and short films from around the globe. That includes filmmaker Jim Rothman, whose short "I'm Not Matt Damon" premieres during Friday's 12:50 p.m. short film block. It's a comedy about an aspiring actor (played by Rothman) who's constantly rejected at auditions because he either looks too much, or not enough, like Matt Damon. Tonight's Nevada Film Block spotlights six shorts, including "Growing Up Vegas," about an Elvis impersonator who takes a tomboy under his wing, and "Crime Sweepers," a spoofy TV pilot featuring such anthropomorphic characters as Detective Dusty Floors and murderous mob boss Christopher Mopin. The 2009 Las Vegas Film Festival takes place today through Sunday at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway.
Tickets to individual screenings are $7; tickets to panels, parties and tributes are $10; a five-film mini-pass is $25; all-day passes are $50; a Cinephile pass, with priority admittance to all films, panels, parties and other events, is $100.
Tickets are available at www.lvfilmfest.com or at the festival registration desk. Call 463-4707 for further information.
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