Marcus Hunter's Octane starring Madeline Stowe and Damian Nieman's Shade starring Sylvester Stallone and Thandie Newton willhave their world premieres at the fifth annual CineVegas International FilmFestival which kicks off on Friday (June 13) and continues to the followingSaturday (June 21).
The festival, whose directorof programming for the second year is Sundance programmer Trevor Groth, hasalready announced the world premiere screening of the documentary BreakfastWith Hunter which will be attendedby its subject Hunter S Thompson - his first time in Vegas since he wroteFear And Loathing In Las Vegas inthe 1970s.
85 films and nine otherworld premieres will screen at the festival. Those world premieres are:
- Monika Mitchell'sBreak A Leg, a portrait of anambitious actor with John Cassini, Jennifer Beals, Molly Parker and KevinCorrigan;
- Dallas 362, the directorial debut of actor Scott Caan, abouttwo friends living the wild life in LA with Caan, Shawn Hatosy, Jeff Goldblumand Heavy D;
- Jeff and JoshCrook's The Fittest, adrama about a man who seeks self-worth by having an affair with hisboss's girlfriend;
- James RonaldWhitney's Games People Playabout a graphic reality game show where the contestants bare their skin andtheir souls;
- Gary Preisler'scomedy Lady Killers starring WillFriedle and Chris Owen as two twenty-something gold-diggers who scheme to marryelderly sisters;
- Elizabeth Dimon'sthriller Private Property aboutfour people isolated on a remote lighthouse island who find themselves in adeadly game of cat and mouse;
- This Girl'sLife, the portrait of aninternational porn star directed by Ash and starring Juliette Maquis, JamesWoods, Rosario Dawson and Kip Pardue.
Films screening withdomestic distribution already secured include Alex Proyas' Garage Days, Tamra Davis' Keep Your Eyes Open, Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters, Shane Meadows' Once Upon A Time In TheMidlands, RichardKwietniowski's Owning Mahowny,Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen,Chen Kaige's Together andNiki Caro's Whale Rider.