Jun 11 | Author: Judy Jenner
When CineVegas parties, it’s in grand style, and the opening night party usually sets the tone for the rest of the week. This year was no exception. After the opening night movie screening of Saint John of Las Vegas inside the Peepshow theater at Planet Hollywood (stupidity points for those of us who went to the Palms first), Privé hosted the evening’s festivities.
The line outside the club (very long, but moving quickly) was testimony to how many people this festival attracts, just like every year. The evening’s signature cocktail, named after the opening film, was a great choice – vodka and ginger ale (thanks, sponsors). It’s been a while since I danced the night away with lots of friends at a Vegas club, and I got to do that last night. The music was a great mix of recognizable music from decades past (ideal for those of us over the age of 25), reengineered and remixed to perfection – no wonder the dance floor was packed all evening.
I liked hanging out in the comfy VIP area (chic, minimalist furniture and leather benches) without having to fork out the large sums of cash usually required for table service. Thanks, CineVegas! We created our own dance floor right there. Privé started closing down at 1:30 or so – I’d know because I was one of the last ones off the dance floor. I heard and saw that there were some fantastic parting gifts, but I didn’t get my little hands on any. That’s what happens when you dance until the music stops. CineVegas is off to a great start. Getting ready to do it all again tonight at at the Jackpot Premieres Party at LAVO at the Palazzo.
Jun 07 | Author: Mike Plante
R. Walker lives on a farm.
His new film, WHISKEYPRIEST, EPISODE ONE, is also playing at CineVegas very, very soon…. read all »
Jun 05 | Author: Roger Erik Tinch
Jun 02 | Author: Mike Plante
While earning a degree in Film Studies from Whitman College, Ben Kegan has made various award winning short films and documentaries. In addition to his films, Ben has published several short stories in Whitman’s literary magazine Quarterlife, directed a one-act play, and performed in a long-form improv comedy troupe.
TEAM TALIBAN, Kegan’s new film, is a look at the War on Terror. . .through the world of wrestling. read all »
Jun 01 | Author: Mike Plante
James Rasin’s award winning films with Beat writers Herbert Huncke and Gregory Corso have been screened internationally, including the Venice Biennale. Aside from writing Abel Ferrera’s Andy Warhol feature film and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Robert Mapplethorpe/Patti Smith biopic, he has written, directed and produced off-off Broadway theater.
Rasin’s new documentary BEAUTIFUL DARLING, features never-seen-before footage and photographs, as well as interviews with the people who knew Andy Warhol Superstar Candy Darling. read all »
May 29 | Author: Mike Plante
Brent Stewart is an artist, photographer and filmmaker who has exhibited his work worldwide, with recent photography shows including the Nike sponsored “Being True,” a selection of 22 contemporary photographers, and Mister Lonely Portraits, exhibited in NY and LA. After receiving his MFA at Goldsmiths College, London, Brent returned to his hometown in Nashville to further pursue film projects through Harmony Korine/agnes b.’s production company, O’Salvation Cine Ltd.
THE DIRTY ONES is about a pair of Mennonite sisters take a road trip to the Deep South with their dead grandmother in the back of their truck. read all »
May 29 | Author: Mike Plante
Madeleine Olnek is a filmmaker, playwright, and author. Her short HOLD UP played at Sundance and the Los Angeles Film Festival; her plays were described by Newsday as “Uproariously Neurotic Comedy.” COUNTERTRANSFERENCE won the jury prize at Outfest, The Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director (CUfilmfest), and played at Sundance 2009.
COUNTERTRANSFERENCE is a comedy about therapy and all its discontents. read all »
May 28 | Author: Mike Plante
Clay Liford is a graduate of the University of Texas film program. Also a DP, Clay shot over ten feature films, including the most recent film ST. NICK. MY MOM SMOKES WEED marks his first foray into filmmaking with his mother, who was a production “consultant” (and had script approval).
Simply put, MY MOM SMOKES WEED’s plot: Mother has a series of chores for her son to complete. One of which involves her love for a certain special herb. read all »
May 27 | Author: Mike Plante
In 1981, director Lev Gorn’s family came to America with visions of streets paved with gold and found only asphalt. His parents soon learned English and got to work. Lev attended Yeshiva in Brooklyn, High School in Staten Island, studied literature and history in college at Oneonta, and somehow, while spending a year in the United Kingdom, he found himself on stage in Wales, in a Christopher Hampton play deconstructed by the Volcano Theatre Company. Since then, Lev has been casted in several television and film roles and is a professional photographer in his free time.
TEN:THIRTYONE centers around seventeen-year old Melissa, aka Tommy, comes of age in the aftermath of 9/11 when she is forced to call on her estranged alcoholic grandmother to help rescue her injured dog. read all »
May 26 | Author: Mike Plante
Kel O’Neill & Eline Jongsma first collaborated while attending an artist residency in Prishtina, Kosovo. Their work has shown at galleries in the US and Europe, and their short film BEG, BORROW, STEAL had its premiere at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival. They are the US Correspondents for Metropolis TV (www.metropolisweb.tv), a documentary program produced by VPRO Television in the Netherlands.
THE TRANSFORMATION OF GENESIS P-ORRIDGE is that tells the story about how Genesis and Jaye were so obsessed with each other, they wanted to literally become each other. read all »