With a new date and a new venue, the Las Vegas International Film Festival returns June 4-6 at the Las Vegas Hilton, spotlighting more than 40 fictional and documentary films. Also on the bill: red carpet parties, a filmmaker panel, a screenplay competition and an awards ceremony.
The festival opens with the Las Vegas premiere of "Holy Rollers," featuring "Zombieland’s" Jesse Eisenberg and "The Hangover’s" Justin Bartha, which was an official selection at this year’s Sundance film festival.
Other notable titles on the schedule include "My Run," a documentary narrated by Billy Bob Thornton; the short "Stealing Second," which screened at last year’s Cannes film festival; the feature "Once Fallen," from actor-filmmaker Ash Adams, which features Taraji P. Henson and Ed Harris; "Quantum Tamers," a documentary featuring physicist Stephen Hawking; and the feature "Ashley’s Ashes," with Lee Arenberg, Daniel Baldwin, Willie Garson, Clint Howard and Craig Sheffer.
The festival also will showcase student-made shorts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada.
Festival tickets are $7 per screening, $25 for a five-film minipass, $50 for an all-day pass and $100 for an all-access pass; discounts are available for students and seniors.
The full festival schedule is available online at www.lvfilmfest.com.