The 11th Annual CineVegas Film Festival Kicks Off with World Premiere of ‘Saint John of Las Vegas’

Sarah Silverman
The 11th Annual CineVegas Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Saint John of Las Vegas.  The premiere was attended by stars of the film including Sarah Silverman (pictured above), Romany Malco, Jesse Garcia and Aviva, as well as the film’s writer and director, Hue Rhodes (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Other Vegas celebrities came to help celebrate the start of the 2009 Festival, including Holly Madison, Carrot Top, Vinnie Favorito, Gerry McCambridge, Frank Marino, Tony & Tina (from Tony & Tina’s Wedding), the cast of JERSEY BOYS, cast members from PEEP SHOW, the band Human Nature and Miss Nevada USA Georgina Vaughan.

CineVegas chair Dennis Hopper introduced the film rock star style by ascending from the theater’s stage floor and welcoming the evening’s guests. The premiere was held in the CHI Theater at Planet Hollywood, and was followed by an after party at Prive Nightclub. CineVegas continues today at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theatres with world premieres of REDLAND, DAYLIGHT, ALL IN: THE POKER MOVIE and THE REVENANT, as well as special screenings of other features, documentaries and shorts.

The CineVegas Film Festival is a platform for artists and art lovers who are drawn to the edge. Held amidst the unique, unpredictable and intoxicating environment that is Las Vegas, the CineVegas Film Festival pushes the boundaries of cinema. The Festival annually presents work by innovative, uninhibited, and renegade artists to an audience of local and national film lovers, journalists, and film industry representatives. Robin Greenspun serves as the festival’s President, Trevor Groth serves as Artistic Director and Dennis Hopper serves as the Chairman of the Creative Advisory Board. For more information on the CineVegas Film Festival, please call 888-8VEGAS8 or visit www.cinevegas.com.

Romany Malco, Dennis Hopper, Marc Burman, Sarah Silverman and Hue Rhodes
Romany Malco, Dennis Hopper, producer Marc Burman, Sarah Silverman and Hue Rhodes

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Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper

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Dennis Hopper and Sarah Silverman
Dennis Hopper and Sarah Silverman

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Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman

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Hue Rhodes and wife Stefanie Rhodes
Hue Rhodes and wife Stefanie Rhodes

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Samm Levine
Samm Levine

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Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia

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Romany Malco
Romany Malco

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Romany Malco
Romany Malco and producer Marc Burman

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Aviva
Aviva

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Holly Madison
Holly Madison

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Laura Croft and Holly Madison
Laura Croft and Holly Madison

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Tishara Cousino
Tishara Cousino

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Frank Marino (right)
Tony & Tina and Frank Marino (right)

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Miss Nevada Georgina Vaughan
Miss Nevada Georgina Vaughan

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Human Nature
Human Nature

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Las Vegas Jersey Boys
Las Vegas Jersey Boys

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Cast members of Peepshow
Cast members of Peepshow

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Carrot Top
Carrot Top

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Gerry McCambridge and Danica Maguddayao
Gerry McCambridge and Danica Maguddayao

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Danny Greenspun and Trevor Groth
Danny Greenspun and Trevor Groth

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