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iPOP at the 2004 CineVegas Film Festival

iPOP at the 2004 CineVegas Film Festival

by Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE

One slogan for the 2004 CineVegas was "nine days of movies, nine nights of Vegas" -- and the festival certainly provided plenty of Sin City entertainment with activities every night. (Not to mention slot machines within steps of the movie theater). With their sixth festival, CineVegas attracted loads of filmmakers industry execs, no doubt helped by Dennis Hopper's chairing the festival. Some of the bigger names -- Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, David Lynch -- arrived for the second half of the festival but there were still plenty of folks partying it up during the first few days of the festival, when indieWIRE was in attendance.










CineVegas staffers still look pumped-up halfway through the festival. Left to right: director of programming Trevor Groth, director of operations Jen Jurgens, programmer Mike Plante, creative producer Ruthanna Hopper, and volunteer coordinator Jarom Rowland.


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Angela Robinson and friend Alex Kondracke at the Hollywood Reporter reception at ghostbar before the opening-night screening of Robinson's "D.E.B.S."


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Judy and Allen Wagner, stars of their son Andrew's jury prize-winning film "The Talent Given Us," hang out at ghostbar on Monday.


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Tracey Bing from Warner Independent Pictures and Shari Frilot from the Sundance Film Festival at the end of Saturday's Whiskey Beach party at Green Valley Ranch.


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Dominion 3 publicist Judy Dixon (who also stars in "The Talent Given Us") with boyfriend Andrew Hunt and "The Dock" director Nina Martinek at ghostbar on opening night.


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"The Graffiti Artist" director James Bolton and actor Ruben Bansie-Snellman at Whiskey Beach on Saturday.


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Jurors Sarah Polley (star of "The Sweet Hereafter," "Dawn of the Dead," "My Life Without Me," and also at the festival with "Luck"), Darren Aronofsky ("Pi," "Requiem for a Dream"), and Wendy Mitchell (indieWIRE) at the ghostbar party on Monday night.


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One of the festival's driving forces, Danny Greenspun (whose wife Robin serves as CineVegas' president) is all smiles on opening night.


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Eric d'Arbeloff and Howard Cohen from new distributor Roadside Attractions take in the surreal splendor at Caesars Palace at Vegas magazine's opening-night bash.


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Actress Lake Bell and director Chris Fisher from "Hillside Strangler" at ghostbar on opening night.


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The crew from "Lurking in Suburbia" could be counted on to stir up some fun until the wee hours. On Monday night, they celebrated at the ghostbar party, left to right: producer Phil Flores, actor Samuel Child, director Mitchell Altieri, and actor Joe Egender.


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Director Greg Hatanaka and actor Norman Reedus from "Until the Night" at Whiskey Beach.


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