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CineVegas Waits For 11

CineVegas Waits For 11

I’m now back in New York for a few days, having enjoyed my busy time at the 10th annual CineVegas Film Festival. Stay tuned to see how the entire event comes to an end, as it wraps this upcoming weekend. Thanks to everyone at the festival for such great hospitality and congrats for putting on a wonderful show. Here are some more photos I took:

(The view of the Vegas strip during daytime hours, from the deck of Ghostbar.)

(Outside the CineVegas theater inside the Palms, I ran into Wellness star Jeff Clark as he was about to order some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Wellness, by director Jake Mahaffy, won the Narrative Jury prize at SXSW 2008.)

(On Monday evening, there was a small reception at the Louis Vuitton store inside the Wynn Hotel & Casino, in honor of a CineVegas evening dedicated to Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami. That’s where I ran into Magnolia’s Tom Quinn, and we toasted his recent engagement to his longtime girlfriend Celeste, who took this photo.)

(Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, left, stands by as acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami welcomes attendees to his event. The highlight of the gathering was a terrific 12-minute animated short, called “Planting the Seeds,” starring his characters Kaiki and Kiki.)

(Enjoying a quieter moment during the Murakami party, are Winnie Lau from Fortissimo, CineVegas artistic director Trevor Groth, and CineVegas managing director Ian Jankelowitz.)

(Monday night ended, for most people, at local dive bar/casino Ellis Island. That’s where folks engaged into some serious karaoke antics, including CineVegas industry coordinator Rosie Wong.)

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