Buscemi's gambling pic to kick off event

“Saint John of Las Vegas” will kick off the 11th CineVegas fest, to be held June 10-15.

The film stars Steve Buscemi as ex-gambler-turned-fraud investigator who has to return to Las Vegas to look into an insurance claim.

Fest also announced eight world preems in competition in what will make up its Jackpot Premieres sidebar. Titles include “Mercy,” written by and starring Scott Caan, and “Redland,” about a family struggling through the Great Depression.

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