UNLV Film proudly hosts the 10th anniversary screening of its co-curricular project "Stealing Las Vegas" at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Dolby Atmos Theatre (FDH 109).
Film professor Warren Cobb produced the 87-minute heist film that stars Eric Roberts, Nate Bynum, Antonio Fargas, and late UNLV film professor Michael Tylo. Professor Francisco Menendez directs. The event is free and open to the public. Join the cast and film alumni for this very special event.
About the Film
Filmed on a whirlwind 18-day schedule 10 years ago at a variety of Glitter City locations, “Stealing Las Vegas” stars veteran actor Eric Roberts as Alex Stratholme, the greedy owner of the fictional Olympus casino.
Las Vegan Antonio Fargas - forever known as the ultracool Huggy Bear on TV’s “Starsky & Hutch” - co-stars as Mo, a supervisor and cage-fighting promoter.
Following the premiere, the film entered the Marche Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and sold to more than 70 territories.
There's a dark side behind the bright lights of Las Vegas, where desperate lives and busted dreams struggle in the shadows to survive. And when a sleazy casino owner swipes $20 million from his employees' health insurance and pension funds, ex-pro-baseball-player-turned-casino-electrician Nick and his co-workers put together a daring plan to steal the money back. But in a lowdown town of underground cage fights, smoky strip clubs, and deadly double-crosses, can the perfect heist ever go as planned?
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.