Rocker red carpets and Get Smart benefit screenings are all well and good, but long lines and jammed theaters aren't merely indicative of high-profile projects boasting blinding star wattage. For instance, folks were still trying to find seats when the world premiere of Where I Stand—a documentary about the colorful life of Hank Greenspun as narrated by Anthony Hopkins—finally started 15 minutes late. The unveiling offered the most fascinating people-watching experience yet, particularly when an elderly, self-described "close friend of Brian's" provided running commentary ("That woman's a sex therapist!"). All festival and publishing ties aside (the Greenspuns are part owners of CineVegas and owners of Las Vegas Weekly's parent company), the laughter, tears and thunderous applause made it clear that Old School Vegas certainly loves itself some Greenspuns.
Las Vegas Weekly contributor Julie Seabaugh joins Josh to wrap up the 2009 CineVegas film festival, including award winners, local films and festival highlights.
CineVegas 2009 wrapped up last night with girls on rollerskates, a drive-in and a filmmaker family reunion in the heart of Las Vegas.
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