The Las Vegas Film Festival kicks off Tuesday with an independent film made by locals (sort of) and shot locally too.
In the film, Kelly, played by Lundon Boyd, is a blackjack dealer who is forced to become a drug dealer -- with disastrous results.
The movie will premiere 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Inspire Theater. It’s one of 80 films and documentaries scheduled to be showcased over six days.
The ninth annual festival in downtown Las Vegas runs through Sunday with screenings at various venues.
The film will be screened 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Brenden Theatres at the Palms.
And a documentary called “Legend of Swee’ Pea” recounts the rocky life of NBA player Lloyd Daniels, and the Las Vegas events that almost curtailed his career.
It screens 4 p.m. Thursday.
The festival also includes the Young Cinema Lab, a program in which elementary and middle school children demonstrate their budding cinema talents.
Kids’ ideas were turned into short films with help from the local university’s film students. Their collection will be shown at noon Saturday at the Inspire Theater.
Tickets for individual screenings cost $12. All-access passes range from $120 to $250.
Check out the full schedule of films as well as parties and events online.