January 18, 2007
LAS VEGAS – The CineVegas Film Festival will tip off a weekend of basketball in Las Vegas by hosting a charity screening of the celebrated basketball film, “Hoosiers,” at the Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino Resort at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ Hollywood HEART program, which allows club members to work with local and Hollywood-based film industry professionals to create their own film. Club members will have the opportunity to write, direct, produce and star in their own short film, which will premiere at the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival.
The screening will commence with a conversation with actor Dennis Hopper, one of the film’s stars and chair of the CineVegas Creative Advisory Board, and the film’s director, David Anspaugh. Based on the true story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that made the state finals in 1954, “Hoosiers” chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, played by Gene Hackman, and the town's basketball-loving drunk, played by Hopper, to lead their team to victory. The 1986 film earned Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hopper) and Best Music, Original Score (Jerry Goldsmith).
Tickets to the screening are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.cinevegas.com or by calling (702) 992-7979.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas serves more than 18,000 youth ages 5 –18 in twelve facilities throughout the valley. Known as "The Positive Place for Kids," the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at (702) 367-2582 or visit www.bgclv.org