Alright film lovers! The film list for the 2003 Cinevegas film Festival is now up. (did this for you Jason, but maybe there will be someone else besides me interested in this) Festival Runs June 13-21st at the Palms Casino inside the Brenden Theater 14. This is the smae festival I attended last year and saw such movies as Spun-uncut, Sunshine State, Run Ronnie Run, Bubba Ho-Tep, No News From God I will be attending the WHOLE ENTIRE THING!! My reviews for ALL these films will be in the 2003 film list Films are broken down into catagories.(the biggest films at near the bottom. I started with the least interesting ones) A TRIP DOWN THE STRIP Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas (1964) Director: Barry Mahon A fictional account of Bunny Yeager's, famous for her photographs of Bettie Paige, trip to Vegas with her husband to take nude photos of showgirls. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro Adapted from the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, it recounts a journalist drug induced trip to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race. Queen of Diamonds (1992) Director: Nina Menkes Cast: Tinka Menkes AREA 52-A bizarre and freakish collection of cult and midnight movies for the most hardcore movie fans. Animal Charm: Wet and Reckless Creators: Rich Bott and Jim Fetterly Culling from a huge library of found educational and institutional videos from thrift stores and dumpsters of production companies, DJ video pirates Animal Charm, re-edit and destroy the images to show their true meaning below the warped surface. Daddy Cool Director: Brady Lewis Cast: Streeter Nelson, Larry John Meyeres, John Amplas An homage to 50's horror films about a woman who sees visions in her television and her therapist who happens to be a werewolf. Nightstalker Director: Chris Fisher Cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Brett Roberts, Danny Trejo A fictional account of the real-life serial killer Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker that terrorized Los Angeles in the 80's. REEL SPORTS-New this year is a collection of films fusing America's two favorite pastimes - movies and sports. These documentaries humanize athletes and demonstrate the extreme impact sports have on our society. 4th and Life Director: Simeon Soffer Narration: Burt Reynolds About a prison football program in Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary The Dance Director: John Darling Haynes About a volunteer boxing coach in a state prison for 44 years, whose successful protégé is a contender for the heavyweight boxing championship. Something to Cheer About Director: Betsy Blankenbaker About the first all black high school basketball team to win a state championship and produced some of the greatest basketball players of all time including Oscar Robertson. Year of the Bull Director: Todd Lubin Follows the highs and lows of a high school football program in Miami over the course of a year. Diamond Discoveries-Highlights of the best new American Independent films seeking distribution from some of the country's most promising new independent filmmakers Assisted Living Director: Elliot Greenebaum Cast: Michael Bonsignore, Maggie Rily A day in the life of a janitor in an assisted living facility. The Beat Director: Brandon Sonnier Cast: Rahman Jamaal, Kazz Wingate IV In a split narrative a young man follows two paths: his fathers dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper. The Day my God Died (documentary) Director: Andrew Levine narration: Tim Robbins, Winona Ryder On the illegal sex slave business in Nepal. Jon E. Edwards Is In Love (documentary) Directors: Chris Bradley & Kyle La Brache On a singer struggling to make it in the business and life as he cares for his sick mother. Klepto Director: Thomas Trail Cast: Meredith Bishop, Jsu Garcia, Henry Czerny About a young woman driven by a desire to steal and a security guard who becomes obsessed with her. Last Man Running Director: Damon Santostefano Cast: Rick Gomez, Joshua Gomez An actor drops everything to pursue his dream of becoming a demolition derby driver. Put the Camera on Me (documentary) Directors: Darren Stein, Adam Shell A filmmaker's home movies are compiled into a fascinating portrait of - childhood, family and artistic passion. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (documentary) Directors: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain On the coup and reinstatement of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez The Road Home Director: Drew Johnson Cast: Drew Johnson, Corinna Harney-Jones, Wilford Brimley A baseball player longs to be with his childhood sweetheart. Sam and Joe Director: Jason Ruscio Cast: Petra Wright, Michael T. Ringer A tragedy about a woman who must choose between the father of her child or a new love. JACKPOT WORLD PREMIERES-A collection of highly anticipated world premiers. Break a Leg Director: Monika Mitchell Cast: John Cassini, Jennifer Beals, Molly Parker, Kevin Corrigan, Sandra Oh An actor, perennially on the verge of making it, takes matters into his own hands. An tragic portrayal of the classic anti-hero who will sink as low as he must to get to the top. Breakfast With Hunter Director: Wayne Ewing A documentary on the infamous outlaw journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. An intimate look at the real-life trials and triumphs of the self-described "most elderly dope fiend in America" who created his own genre of writing- gonzo journalism- and changed the nature of American journalism forever. Featuring appearances by Johnny Depp, John Cusack, Benicio Del Toro, Ralph Steadman, P.J. O'Rourke and George Plimpton. Dallas 362 Director: Scott Caan Cast: Scott Caan, Shawn Hatosy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Lynch, Selma Blair, Heavy D The story of two inseparable friends living their days and nights in the fast lane of Los Angeles, going from one day to the next, and one bar brawl after another, they happily find themselves in the middle of trouble… until they get in over their heads. The Fittest Directors: Jeff and Josh Crook An unflinching look at the fragility and insecurity of the human animal. Presenting the dynamics between couples, friends and co-workers as a case study in evolution, a man seeks self-worth by having an affair with his boss' girlfriend, but his plan backfires. Games People Play Director: James Ronald Whitney Just when you thought the whole reality craze could go no further comes GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, an extremely explicit and graphic reality game show where the contestants bare their skin and their souls. Lady Killers Director: Gary Preisler Cast: Will Friedle, Chris Owen, Louise Lasser, Renee Taylor A comedy about two twenty-something gold-digging men who scheme to marry elderly sisters in order to inherit their estate, but they soon find out they've messed with the wrong broads. Private Property Director: Elizabeth Dimon Cast: Mirjana Jokovic, David Thornton, Tomas Arana Music: Cindy Lauper A psychological thriller about the relationship between predators and prey in the human struggle to survive. Isolated on a remote lighthouse island, four people find themselves thrown together by a fate that none of them can fully explain. This Girls Life Director: Ash Cast: Juliette Marquis, James Woods, Rosario Dawson, Kip Pardue A captivating and intimate portrait of an international porn star as she muses on life, love and loss. SURE BETS-Advance screenings of high profile films with U.S. distribution Garage Days (Australia) Fox Searchlight Director: Alex Proyas Cast: Kick Gurry, Maya Stange, Pia Miranda, Russell Dykstra, Brett Stiller The story of a garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big. Keep Your Eyes Open Artisan Director: Tamra Davis Cast: Sunny Garcia, Mat Hoffman, Mike D, Spike Jonze A documentary about the best extreme sports athletes in the world. Magdalene Sisters (UK) Miramax Director: Peter Mullan Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy A true story about women in Ireland unjustly committed to a sisterhood asylum to atone for their perceived sins. Octane - World Premiere First Look Pirctures Director: Marcus Adams Cast: Madeline Stowe, Mischa Barton, Norman Reedus, Bijou Phillips, Johnathan Rhys-Meyers. A mother must save her daughter from a blood-thirsty cult. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (UK) Sony Classics Director: Shane Meadows Cast: Robert Carlyle, Rhy Ifans, Kathy Burke, Shirley Henderson A spaghetti western set in working glass England. Owning Mahowny Sony Classics Director: Richard Kwietniowski Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt A true story about a mild mannered banker who is addicted to gambling and scams the bank out of millions to enable his addiction. Shade - World Premiere Blockbuster Director: Damian Nieman Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Melanie Griffith, Stuart Townsend, Jamie Foxx About the world of underground poker games and martini bars in Los Angeles. Sweet Sixteen (UK) Lion's Gate Director: Ken Loach Cast: Martin Compston, Annmarie Fulton Determined to have a normal life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise money for a home. Together (China) United Artists Director: Chen Kaige Cast: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu A loving father pushes his son to become a master violinist. Whale Rider (New Zealand) Newmarket Director: Niki Caro Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene A young girl goes against tradition in search of her destiny.