The ninth annual CineVegas film festival runs through June 16 in the Brenden Theatres at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $10 per screening; passes range from $100 to $525. Information and tickets are available online at, by telephone at (888) 883-4278 or at the box office inside the Palms.

This weekend's screening schedule:


3 p.m. "The Grand" -- Professional poker gets the mockumentary treatment in an improv comedy, filmed in Las Vegas, featuring Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano, Dennis Farina, Michael McKean and Cheryl Hines.

3:30 p.m. "I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" -- A homeless man, an immigrant worker and a coffee shop waitress form a romantic triangle in Kuala Lumpur.

6 p.m. "Choose Connor" (world premiere) -- A teen (Alex Linz) discovers politics, and more, when a Senate hopeful (Steven Weber) taps him as his youth spokesman.

6:30 p.m. "Bad Habits (Malos Hábitos)" (U.S. premiere) -- An extended family hungers for meaning in a Mexican drama.

8:30 p.m. "The Living Wake" (world premiere) -- In this eccentric British comedy, a self-proclaimed artistic genius (Mike O'Connell) enlists his best friend ("The Squid and the Whale's" Jesse Eisenberg) to chronicle his final hours.

9 p.m. "VIVA" -- It's 1972, and a desperate housewife discovers women's lib -- not to mention nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies and more -- in a sexploitation pastiche.


1 p.m. "Loren Cass" (U.S. premiere) -- Conflicts explode in 1997 Florida as a cycle of violence engulfs going-nowhere characters.

1:30 p.m. "Never On a Sunday (Morirse En Domingo)" -- Trying to bury his uncle, a young man becomes embroiled in a series of gruesome adventures in modern-day Mexico City.

3 p.m. "LOOK" (world premiere) -- Hidden security cameras provide the vantage point for interwoven stories.

3:30 p.m. Short films 1: People, Loving People -- Exploring the human condition, from shocking comedy to bus-stop melancholy.

4:30 p.m. "Choose Connor" -- see 6 p.m. Friday.

6 p.m. "All God's Children Can Dance" (world premiere) -- The first English-language adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story follows a troubled son in search of his father -- and the truth.

6:30 p.m. "Eagle vs. Shark" -- Two misfits find each other -- maybe -- in a deadpan romantic comedy from New Zealand comedian Taika Waititi.

7:30 p.m. "Once Upon a Time Maria (Eros Una Vez María)" (U.S. premiere) -- A Mexican comedy about a filmmaker obsessed by the title character of his latest documentary.

8:30 p.m. "Careless" (world premiere) -- An offbeat romantic comedy with Colin Hanks on the trail of a mystery -- and, perhaps, the woman of his dreams.

9 p.m. "Garbanzo Gas" (world premiere) -- Gonzo indie actor and filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews returns with an out-there tale of a motel and its crazed inhabitants.

11 p.m. "My Name Is Bruce" -- CineVegas fave Bruce Campbell finds himself kidnapped by the residents of an Oregon town who hope he can help them fight the monster menacing them in a work-in-progress written, directed by and starring Campbell.


Noon "Hollywood Heart" -- The results of a filmmaking workshop for kids.

1:30 p.m. "The Living Wake" -- See 8:30 p.m. Friday.

3 p.m. "Throwing Stars" (world premiere) -- Four buddies looking for fun find more than they bargained for in a comedy-drama featuring "ER's" Scott Grimes, Jason London and "Seinfeld's" Wayne Knight.

3:30 p.m. "Bad Habits (Malos Hábitos)" -- See 6:30 p.m. Friday.

4:30 p.m. Short films 2: Splatter Time -- A sensory explosion awaits in everything from "The Caress of the Creature" to "Filthy Food."

6 p.m. "The Fifth Patient" (world premiere) -- In an African hospital, the title character's Kafkaesque experiences trigger a psychological trip through the netherworld of international terrorism.

6:30 p.m. "Drama/Mex" -- A bittersweet Acapulco night-in-the-life of a suicidal man, a 15-year-old runaway and a young couple facing hardship after a tragic breakup.

7:30 p.m. "Loren Cass" -- See 1 p.m. Saturday.

8:30 p.m. "Have Love, Will Travel" (world premiere) -- Two couples negotiate Los Angeles' underworld of sex and easy money.


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