CineVegas to honor Holland

Fest to feature 80 films

LAS VEGAS — Director Agnieszka Holland will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the second annual CineVegas Intl. Film Festival, which unspools Dec. 6-11 at the Paris-Las Vegas.

Holland’s film “The Third Miracle,” about a priest sent by the Vatican to verify miracles performed by a woman, stars Ed Harris and will hold its first public premiere at this fest.

Actors Harris and Geraldine Chaplin will also be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards on the last night of the six-day slate.

This year’s festival features 80 films from 30 countries in 20 different languages. Screenings will be at the Paris-Las Vegas and at the off-Strip Gold Coast Hotel.

Five films will sneak preview: “The Cider House Rules,” starring Michael Caine; “Diamonds” with Kirk Douglas and Dan Akroyd; “Snow Falling On Cedars,” starring Ethan Hawke; “Stuart Little” with the voices of Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane; and “Est Ouest” starring Catherine Deneuve.

Other portions of the CineVegas confab include screenwriting and casting seminars, a Nevada filmmaker showcase and a crash course in how to make and sell your first film. The 1998 CineVegas attracted 7,000 film fans.

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