Las Vegas, Nev. – The Galaxy Luxury+ Theatres, the UNLV Department of Film and the UNLV Short Film Archive present the Midnight Treasures Screening Series starting Friday midnight, August 30 at the Galaxy Luxury+ Theaters, 4500 E. Sunset Rd. in Henderson.
Featuring the best of locally produced Las Vegas independent feature films, the series will screen award-winning indie feature films every two weeks on Friday nights at midnight. Filmmakers and cast members will be present for Q&A after each screening. Cost is $7.50. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as characters from the movies or in any costume they choose. Free tickets to future Midnight Treasures screenings are awarded to the ‘best costume of the night’ as voted by the audience.
Each Midnight Treasures feature is preceded by an award-winning short film by a filmmaker from the UNLV Department of Film program.
The first slate of films to be screened include “Thor at the Bus Stop” by Mike and Jerry Thompson on August 30; “Little Monsters” by David Schmoeller on September 13; “Liars, Fires, and Bears” by Jeremy Cloe on September 30; and “Territory 8” by Kelly Schwartze on October 4. Repeat screenings will start October 18 and continue through November 29. Also, new titles such as “Stealing Las Vegas” by Francisco Menendez and other locally produced indie features, will be screened as the Midnight Treasures Screening Series evolves.
The UNLV Film Department program shorts will include: “2am” by Michael Evans; “Action, Action” by Adam Zielinski; “Blur” by Lenna Karacostas; “Les Amant” by Olivia Delmore; “Snap Shot Love” by Jenny Egido; “A Boy and His Boom Box” by Katrina Bognot and others to be announced.
“Thor at the Bus Stop” is the story of Thor, God of Lightning, on a journey through suburbia on the day he is going to die to save the world. Thor starts a chain reaction of interweaving storylines packed with themes about goodness and the power of cool.
“Little Monsters,”inspired by an actual event, tells the fictional story of two boys who are released from prison on their eighteenth birthdays after killing a three-year old boy when they were ten.
“Liars, Fires, and Bears” is the poignant story of nine-year old Eve, a street savvy orphan, who crosses paths with Dave, a man-child, accidentally on the run from the law.
“Territory 8” - Shortly after a chemical weapon explosion in the Nevada desert, two scientists find themselves confronting a sinister cover up, and a band of hostile survivors who are looking to escape the quarantined area known as Territory 8.
The Galaxy-UNLV Midnight Treasures Screening Series is produced by UNLV Film Associate Professor David Schmoeller.
- Aug. 30 - THOR AT THE BUS STOP – MIKE & JERRY THOMPSON
- Sept. 13 - LITTLE MONSTERS – DAVID SCHMOELLER
- Sept. 27 - LIARS FIRES BEARS – JEREMY CLOE
- Oct. 4 - TERRITORY 8 – KELLY SCHWARZE
- Oct. 18 – THOR AT THE BUS STOP – MIKE & JERRY THOMPSON
- Nov. 1 - LITTLE MONSTERS
- Nov. 15 - LIARS, FIRES & BEARS
- Nov. 29 – TERRITORY 8