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Las Vegas Film Festival Begins Thursday

Las Vegas Film Festival Begins Thursday

The fifth annual 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival opens Thursday at the Las Vegas Hotel.

The four-day festival will feature 60 original films from around the world. The opening event of the festival is a block of films from Asian and Asian-American filmmakers.

A new film starring “Back to the Future” star Lea Thompson will premiere at the festival Friday. “The Trouble with the Truth” will be screened at 8 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hotel Theater. Thompson will be presented with a 2012 Indie Icon Award after her new film is screened.

The featured film on Saturday will be “An Officer and a Gentleman.” It is the 30th anniversary of the film. Following the screening, Louis Gossett Junior, one of the stars of the movie, will be presented with the 2012 Indie Icon Award.

There will be several other documentaries, short films and more at this year’s festival. Tickets start at $10 for individual screenings. The all-day pass is $75. The High Roller Pass, which allows access to all films, panels, seminars, parties, special events and award ceremonies, is $150. To purchase tickets, see screening and panel schedules, go to 2012lvfilmfest.eventbrite.com.