'Rocker' premiere will kick off CineVegas

'Great Buck Howard' to close

The 10th annual CineVegas Film Festival, set for June 12ā€“21 at the Palms Casino Resort and the Brenden Theatres in Las Vegas, will kick off with the world premiere of Peter Cattaneo's "The Rocker," starring Rainn Wilson as a failed drummer who joins his nephew's high school rock band.

Sean McGinly's "The Great Buck Howard," starring John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks, will close the fest.

CineVegas, under the leadership of artistic director Trevor Groth, will host several other world premieres, including Ben Rodkin's "Big Heart City"; the neo-noir musical "Dark Streets" from director Rachel Samuels; the comedy "Happy Birthday, Harris Malden," from Sweaty Robot, a Philadelphia comedy troupe; Josh Fox's "Memorial Day"; Rolf Belgum's "She Unfolds by Day"; J.L. Vara's "South of Heaven"; and Matthew Wilder's "Your Name Here."

The fest will also hold a new competitive section for documentaries that will include Aaron Rose's "Beautiful Losers"; Abel Ferrara's "Chelsea on the Rocks"; Nicola Collins' "The End"; Paul Eagleston and Stephen Rose's "Hi My Name Is Ryan"; Dan Lindsay's "Road to the World Series of Beer Pong "; and John Corey's "Lost in the Fog ."

The fest line-up will also include a group of films from first and second-time Mexican filmmakers under the sidebar title "La Proxima Ola"; "Vegas Uncovered," a special section of documentaries about Las Vegas; "Diamond Discoveries," a sampling of new indie features seeking distribution; and "Sure Bets," advance screening of indie features that are set for release.
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