Film Screenings at
Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas
Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas
1955 S. Casino Dr. - Rear of Mall
Laughlin, Nevada 89029
Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas are located in the rear of the Laughlin Outlet Center (mall):
Laughlin Outlet Center
1955 S. Casino Dr.
Laughlin, Nevada 89029
LIFF 2018 FEATURE FILMS
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 4
The Holy Fail
International Narrative Feature Film- (86 mins)
Thursday Oct. 4, 7:30pm - Theater #2
RED CARPET FILMMAKER ARRIVALS - 6:30pm Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas
FILM SCREENING - 7:30pm Q&A after screening followed by Sponsored After-party
Directed by: Owen Dara
'The Holy Fail ' is an Irish comedy about 4 friends who rob a safe in an attempt to save a marriage. All is going great until they get caught by the nuns.
*Q&A with Writer/Director Owen Dara and Lead Actress Jessica Lancaster following the Film Screening.
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 5
Good Karma: An Immigrant Story
US Documentary Feature Film - (1:04 hrs) - Friday, Oct 5, 10:30 AM - Theater #3
Directed by: Kevin Flint, Brian Flint
Inspired into action after a deadly earthquake devastates his native Nepal, a successful Wall Street analyst living the American dream returns home to help rebuild his ravaged country and create social change.
* This screening also includes a 2nd short Documentary: URBAN INFERNO: The Night Santa Rosa Burned (40 minutes)
Aliens With Knives
International Narrative Feature Film (Canada) - (1:31 hrs)
Friday, Oct 5, 12:45 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Struan Sutherland, Nicole Steeves
In this dark comedy, Neila, a discontented pregnant woman is prescribed some rest at a cabin in the woods with her unstable husband. When a creepy stranger, a mysterious doctor, and some space aliens show up, Neila has to embrace her survival instincts in order to save not only her unborn child, but all of humanity.
Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table
US Documentary Feature Film - (1:05 hrs) - Friday, Oct 5, 2:15 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: H. James Gilmore
CRACKING ACES tells the fascinating story of the pioneering women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker. Long before the #MeToo movement, a handful of young poker players challenged stereotypes and battled a hostile environment where women were often abused, insulted, and sexuallyharassed. Despite the fact that some of the top-ranked players in the world are now female, terms like “girls on the rail” and “hot girls of poker” remain common in the industry, objectifying women and diminishing their potential. But in the last decade, the Internet—and the anonymity that it provides—has been a factor inopening up the game of poker to an increasing number of women, and today more women are challenging the barriers of professional poker and learning to use gender to their advantage.
International Narrative Feature Film (United Kingdom) - (1:30 hrs)
Friday, Oct 5, 3:00 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Tom Paton
80's inspired John Carpenteresque Action. A young woman is forced to push past her worst fears and battle to deport an ancient entity back to where it came from. Set inside an underground military base known as The Artemis Black Site, the movie mixes an Escape From New York style survival story with Lovecraftian elements and large scale mythology building.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:56 hrs) - Friday Oct. 5, 4:15 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Nicholas Gyeney
A meta drama described as a cross between Clerks and Entourage, following a real-life filmmaking team in an unfiltered look behind the scenes as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood.
Eyes and Prize
International Narrative Feature Film (United Kingdom) (1:33 hrs)
Friday, Oct 5 5:15PM - Theater #1 / Sunday, Oct 7 , 4:45 PM - Theater #3
Directed by:Oliver Cane
Four strangers are starring in an online reality show, but they've not met anyone from “the show”. No-one tellsthem what they're supposed to do or for how long they'll be there.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:20 hrs) - Friday, Oct 5, 7:00 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Jamie Paolinetti
Lucid Dreaming forces the dreamer's dreamworld to merge with his waking one. But at what cost to the dreamer's grasp on reality? Dreams are doorways, but what are they really for? And, if you feel you must know, beware the TRICKSTER. Jake Landor will be thrust on the "Hero's Journey" of his life as he attempts to help a beautiful, kind woman solve the mystery of what has happened to her mother and the entire town she lives in.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:35 hrs) - Friday Oct. 5, 7:15 PM, - Theater #1
Directed by: Erik Bloomquist
When Seth receives a mysterious letter inviting him to spend the weekend at a secluded mansion in the country, he soon realizes the people inside the house may know him better than he knows himself.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:53 hrs) - Friday Oct. 5, 7:45 PM - Theater #3
Directed by: Eric Paul Erickson
In a country we all know... in a time we all fear. Following a bloody revolution and civil war, former army officer Xavier Faraday is ushered into an interrogationroom and chained up opposite Maria Ramses,his appointed representative for the fledgling government’s Truthand Reconciliation Committee. Offered a chance at amnesty for detailing his time at an infamous internmentcamp, Xavier agrees. Slowly Maria peels away the layers of the man’s life and military career, however Xavier ishiding something. But so is Maria.
Shot entirely on the Dual Visions stages, Truth is a unique cinematic experience featuring two actors in a single space in real time. Filmed chronologically in seven days, Truth explores the human experiences of loss, evil and the depths people will go for answers and survival.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:53 hrs) - Friday Oct. 5, 9:15 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Tony Severe
Soulless unfolds in the fictional town of Bell's End, a place with a curse hanging over it since its 1700 founding. After a young woman, Pertreena, is killed in a car accident, her body goes missing en route to the hospital. Days later she is discovered behind a local hotel, alive. As she struggles to come to terms with being trapped between worlds, the town people are thrown into chaos in search of her body. The chief of police becomes obsessed with the event, fearing the town's retribution due to a previous unsolved case.
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 6
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:47 mins) - Saturday Oct. 6, 10:15 AM - Theater #3
Directed by: Harley Wallen
Two very unique families on a collision course find laughs, music, and love, and a few answers about what it means to be an American family in the 21st century.
International Narrative Feature Film (United Kingdom) - (1:22 hrs)
Saturday, Oct 6, 12:30 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Michael Boccalini, Che Grant
A rom-com obsessed virgin finally finds a fiancee on a Russian bride site, but he soon realizes Hollywood rom- com rules don't apply when you're trying to make a mail-order bride love you.
Sam and Elvis
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:27 hrs) - Saturday, Oct 6, 3:15 PM - Theater #3
Directed by: Jeffrey D. Ault
Sam is fifteen, orphaned, hiding a secret and has been living in foster care the past year. Her Aunt Olina is a widowed recluse, sharing her life and closed off home with her taxidermied bulldog, Elvis. When Olina agrees to take Sam in, they learn to trust each other, overcome the obstacles life has dealt them, and become a family.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:36 hrs) - Saturday, Oct 6, 4:00 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Don Schroeder
Boonville, California 1906
Thirteen year-old Melinda, born out of wedlock and scorned by many, desperately wants to know what happened to her real father, but no one in town will tell her. Melinda's mean stepfather, Maddox, is the richest man in the valley, and he lords his power over everyone, including her. Melinda's mother is no help, having given up her faith and reason to superstition when Melinda's real father went missing. Determined to do all within her power to find her father, Melinda's bravery compels some of the townspeople to reveal the dark secrets that they have kept to themselves for years. Along with Boonville's residents, Melinda learns that when you look for the truth, that's where you'll find grace.
US Narrative FIlm - (48 mins) - Saturday, Oct 6, 5:00 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Brian Lee Brown
When a woman goes missing, a man finds out the truth about himself and The town where he is at.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:30 hrs) - Saturday, Oct 6, 6:15 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Jake Thomas Armbruster
After their father (public figure and cartel gun runner) passes away, two brothers on opposite sides of the law are forced to reunite. Onestruggles to keep his fathers secret as he runs on a political campaign the other is forced into his old business.
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:33 hrs) - Saturday, Oct 5, 6:45 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Kim Marie
A group of high school seniors embark on a spring break camping trip to investigate the myths they had been researching and learning from their History teacher. During their trip, they stumble on an old haunted Indian Burial ground and get more than they bargained for when some of the group start to vanish. This film showcases some of the best that Northern Michigan has to offer, along with an all-star cast.
International Narrative Feature Film (South Africa) (Subtitled) - (1:15 hrs)
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Johan Cronje
A wedding goes awry and the morning after, friends and foes need to piece together the puzzle of the night before. In search of answers, a groom needs to pursue the love of his life, a bride has to untangle herself from the past and a waitress tries to escape the present.
My Amish World
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:20 hrs) - Sunday, Oct 7, 11:15AM - Theater #2
Directed by: Samuel Wickey
A film produced and directed by an Amish man, Samuel Wickey. In this incredible story based on true events, the mother and father are overwhelmed with emotion when their children are severely bullied in a public school, and the father wants his family to leave the Amish.
US Documentary Feature Film - (1:12 hrs) - Sunday, Oct 7, 11:15AM - Theater #1
Directed by:Victoria Greene
Bayou Corne, Louisiana was once a thriving community. Homeowners reveled in Cajun pride, held their own Mardi Gras celebrations, enjoyed frequent gatherings, and the families of many had been settled there for generations. Irresponsible brine mining practices on a large underground salt dome caused all of this to come crashing down on Aug 3, 2012 when a sinkhole swallowed a swath of nearby swamps. Residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or stay and face the risks. Forgotten Bayou chronicles the events leading up to the tragedy as well as the continuing ways it has altered their lives.
* This screening also includes a 2nd short Documentary: Wild Burros of the Black Mountains (23 mins)
US Documentary Feature Film - (1:45 hrs) - Sunday Oct. 7, 12:45PM - Theater #3
Directed by: Adam Linkenhelt, Pat McGee
AMERICAN RELAPSE is a feature documentary about the ripped-from-the-headlines heroin epidemic and the corrupt underground rehab industry that has sprung up around it in Southern Florida. This on-the-ground documentary follows the day-to-day struggle of recovering addicts Allie and Frankie attempting to place addicts in treatment, but can they stay clean themselves?
MURRDER: Locke and Loaded
US Narrative Feature Film - (1:320 hrs) - Sunday Oct.7, 1:30 PM - Theater #2
Directed by: Quincy Barham, Canyon DiMare
When there's a murder in a small town, two cops, with tragic pasts, are put to the case. A case that gets them tangled with a ruthless crime lord hell-bent on world domination.
Livingston Taylor - Life Is Good
US Documentary Feature Film - (1:23 hrs) - Sunday, Oct. 7, 1:30 PM - Theater #1
Directed by: Tracey Anarella
The film portrays Livingston Taylor as the unique one-off that he is. One part Mark Twain, one part raconteur, one part iconoclastic professor giving back to the music that nurtured him, and most importantly, one part musical icon- an icon who is a large part of America's first family of music, The Taylors.
* This screening also includes a 2nd short Documentary: JOHN HEMMER and the SHOWGIRLS (35 mins)
International Documentary Feature Film (United Kingdom) - (1:36 hrs)
Sunday, Oct. 7, 4:30 PM- Theater #1
Directed by: Dale Beaumont-Brown
'THIS.IS.PROGRESS.' is a film about passion, community and family. Following a wrestler, a wrestling fan and the promoters over the course of 18 months; it dissects what makes them, their wrestlers and the fans stand out as some of the most exciting and unique in the world. Via a vérité approach we witness through hard work, love and sacrifice, how a grassroots company can turn into a global, cultural phenomenon. With punk-rock pro- wrestling as their maxim, we witness not only how wrestling can be cool, but an art form to be respected.
LIFF 2018 SHORT FILMS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th
SAT. OCTOBER 6th