Notable highlights at the Las Vegas Film Festival


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Las Vegas Film Festival
July 19-22, various times, $10 per screening, passes $75-$150
LVH Theater and Shimmer Cabaret,

Selections from the San Diego Asian Film Festival The LVFF teams with the California festival to offer movies from China (period drama Aftershock) and South Korea (coming-of-age dramedy Sunny), as well as films from the Asian-American community (Hawaiian comedy Hang Loose, gangster drama Bang Bang). July 19, 1, 3:45, 6:30 & 8:45 p.m.

The Trouble With the Truth/Lea Thompson Tribute Veteran actress Thompson, whose career spans 30 years and includes the Back to the Future series, presents her latest film, a cerebral drama co-starring John Shea, and receives the festival’s Indie Icon Award. July 20, 8 p.m. movie, 9:45 p.m. award presentation.

An Officer and a Gentleman/Louis Gossett Jr. Tribute Fellow Indie Icon Award recipient Gossett screens and discusses the 1983 romantic drama that won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and participates in an audience Q&A. July 21, 3 p.m.

Flat DaddyThis documentary about military families dealing with the long-term deployment of parents and spouses features a Henderson mother and her children among its four stories. July 22, 9:30 a.m.

Marley Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) directed this acclaimed festival-favorite documentary about the life of reggae musician Bob Marley. July 22, 2:10 p.m.


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