“CineVegas Presents at the Brenden”, which brings a series of independent and art house films to Las Vegas that might not have otherwise played in town, continues with Steve McQueen’s HUNGER. The film will have a two-week run beginning Friday, May 1 at the Brenden Theatres at the Palms Casino Resort.
“CineVegas is thrilled to bring an internationally recognized film like HUNGER to Las Vegas,” said CineVegas Artistic Director Trevor Groth. “There is definitely an appetite for these types of films in town, as our four previous films – TWO LOVERS, CHE, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD and GOMORRAH – have all played extremely well. The Brenden Theatres has been an amazing partner, and we look forward to working with them on bringing even more films like these out to Vegas.”
HUNGER is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen. Winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or among other top international prizes, the film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender (300, Tarantino’s upcoming INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) in an unflinchingly passionate turn. HUNGER was an official selection of the Toronto, Telluride and New York film festivals.
In 1981, a deadly serious battle takes place in the infamous H-block of Belfast’s Maze Prison. Republican inmates, led by Bobby Sands (Fassbender), refuse to eat until the British government acknowledges the IRA as a legitimate political organization. Steve McQueen’s commanding direction captures the phsyical details of their struggle. Is it suicide or martyrdom?
CineVegas, the Brenden Theatres and Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place will continue to offer an exclusive dining opportunity to anyone who purchases a ticket to any of the “CineVegas Presents at the Brenden” films. Moviegoers just need to sign up for the Brenden Theatres Rewards Card when they purchase their tickets, and when they show their card at Simon, they will receive a decadent prix fix menu for only $40, available daily from 6pm – 8pm.
Visit www.cinevegas.com/presents for show times and additional information.