Robin Williams is always a tough act to follow. But at the 11th annual CineVegas film festival in Las Vegas from June 10 through 15 at the Palms Casino & Hotel he’ll be the last act.
His dark comedy “World’s Greatest Dad” directed by Bobcat Goldthwait will close the six-day film extravaganza. The film features Williams as a high school poetry teacher trying to connect with his teenage son (Darryl Sabara) and an art teacher (Alexis Gilmore) – until a freak accident triggers both tragedy and opportunity.
The very popular annual Las Vegas festival features a “Pioneer Documentaries” section featuring seven non-fiction films including the world premier of the poker documentary “All In.”
“Diamond Discoveries” section spotlights new independent films available for distribution, among them “Palermo Shooting,” starring CineVegas chair Dennis Hopper, and “Vegas: Based on a True Story,” about a compulsive gambler and his blue-collar family living on the outskirts of Glitter City.
The festival’s “Area 52” is devoted to midnight showings of underground and cult films.
A special section will also spotlight features and shorts produced in Nevada, or by Nevada filmmakers, including the world premiere of “Thor at the Bus Stop,” which follows a mythical creature on his final journey.
More information is online at www.CineVegas.com