CineVegas is returning to the Strip this year for The Las Vegas Film Festival. After its six-year hiatus, the festival will present three features, including “Guiseppe Makes a Movie,” “Jauja” and Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest film,”Call Me Lucky.”
Goldthwait’s documentary “Call Me Lucky” follows the volatile but brilliant comic Barry Crimmins and his experience with activism, comedy and politics. The documentary showcases his immense influence over renowned comedians, as well as his turbulent, but inspiring life story.
“Giuseppe Makes A Movie” follows filmmaker/musician Giuseppe Andrews as he captures the psychotic and intriguing characters that live in his town of Ventura, California. The documentary is a collection of experimental vignettes Andrews culminated after staying in the trailer park where he grew up.
Lisandro Alonso’s film “Jauja” serves as the only narrative feature in the festival, and tells the story of an unattainable and mythological land of abundance and happiness. Viggo Mortensen stars as a father who travels with his daughter to find the mythological land of Jauja.
Las Vegas filmmaker Tom Barndt will also present his 10 minute short entitled “The Paranormal Idiot.”