MOVIES: Voight, Dafoe lead CineVegas honorees

  Oscar-winner Jon Voight, pictured at far right, will receive the CineVegas film festival’s top honor, the Marquee Award, in recognition of “his artistic excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to cinema.”
  And actor Willem Dafoe, pictured at right, a two-time Oscar nominee, is this year’s Vanguard Actor Award winner for “the distinctive mark he has made in film through his brave performances.”
  Both performers will receive their awards June 14 during the festival’s awards reception, to be held at the Palms’ Rain nightclub.
  The 11th annual CineVegas runs June 10-15 at the Palms’ Brenden Theatres and other locations.
  Underground cinema pioneers George and Mike Kuchar will receive CineVegas’ Vanguard Director Award. And a new award, the Planet Illogica Award for Excellence in New Media, salutes Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago of, whose collaborations “have pushed the boundaries of storytelling in their field,” according to the CineVegas announcement.
 Voight, in addition to accepting his CineVegas award June 14, will participate in a question-and-answer session following a noon screening of the newly remastered director’s cut of 1982’s made-in-Vegas “Lookin’ to Get Out,” which Voight co-wrote for director Hal Ashby, who directed Voight to a best actor Oscar in 1978’s “Coming Home.”
  The reworked “Lookin’ to Get Out,” which Ashby revised before his 1988 death, has “never been seen before,” Voight says, “and this is the version Hal Ashby wanted people to see. It’s really a gift from the other side.” 
  A conversation with Dafoe, meanwhile, will precede a 3 p.m. June 14 screening of “The Loveless,” a 1982 motorcycle drama co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow (“Point Break,” the upcoming “Hurt Locker”).
 Kuchar-directed shorts will screen at 9 p.m. June 14; a documentary about the filmmaking brothers, “It Came From Kuchar,” will screen June 12 as part of the festival’s Pioneer Documentaries section.
  Tickets for the honorees’ programs, and other CineVegas events and screenings, are available online at the festival’s Internet site,, or by telephone at (888) 883-4278.

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