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December 15, 2018

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Dam Short Filmfest announces lineup

More than 125 short films -- dramas, comedies, sci-fi, horror, documentary, animation, student, and Nevada-made -- will be screened Feb. 7-9 at the Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder City.

Twelve Nevada filmmakers will be featured in three programs at the fourth annual Dam Short Film Festival.

“Nevada A: Tough Choices” (Feb. 7) offers file shorts from up-and-coming Las Vegas filmmakers. The “Best of Ai” showcase (Feb. 8) will show off student and faculty work from the Art Institute of Las Vegas. “Nevada B: Strange Tales” (Feb. 8) features seven films by such local filmmakers as Thomas Barndt and Mike and Jerry Thompson.The CineVegas Film Festival is supporting local filmmakers by sponsoring this year’s Filmmaker Reception, which takes place at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Boulder Dam Hotel.

New this year are showcases screening the life work of famous filmmakers. “Revolutionary Eames” (Feb. 7) presents nine short films created by Charles and Ray Eames, who are among the most important American designers of the 20th century. “The Amazing Universe of Jim Blashfield” (Feb. 9) spotlights 15 videos and shorts by the Grammy-winning animator, who has produced, directed, and animated influential music videos and short films for Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Weird Al Yankovic and others. Blashfield will be present for a Q&A.

Three-day passes are available for $50; tickets to individual film programs or showcases $5 and may be purchased at the door .during the event. Three-day passes are also available for $50. Click here for more info.

Built in 1931, the restored 400-seat Boulder Theater was for years the only air-conditioned building in the area. It was purchased in 1999 by Desi Arnaz Jr. and his wife Amy, and purchased the facility, which serves as the home of the Boulder City Ballet Company.

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