CineVegas Takes a Year Off, Blames Economy


Bad news out of the Nevada desert: The CineVegas Film Festival is taking a year's hiatus until 2011. "Given the current economic climate and the pressures it has created, we made the difficult decision to put CineVegas on hiatus for the coming year. CineVegas has become such a well-respected film festival, and rather than allow the economy to affect its level of quality we have opted to put the event on hold," fest president Robin Greenspun said in a statement. The previously annual event had developed into one of the best-regarded regional festivals in the country under the leadership of artistic director Trevor Groth (also Sundance's new director of programming, which can't help matters), Greenspun, and chairman/chief mascot Dennis Hopper; Movieline will always have the misty, black-and-white memories of last June's fest. It will be missed.