Film Screening

Saturday, December 27, 2008
I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore

Part of Vegas Highs, Vegas Lows

I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore

Date + Time

Saturday, December 27, 2008
1:00 p.m.

Overview

Caveh Zahedi, 1994, 70 min.

I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore is a real-life documentary comedy about a filmmaker, Zahedi, who takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father and half-brother in an attempt to prove the existence of God. He posits that if God exists then all he has to do is roll the camera and let God direct the movie. But it isn't going in the direction he would like, so he attempts to force God's hand by trying to persuade his father, half-brother and a heart-sick sound recordist to take Ecstasy with him. Either hilarious, indulgent or most likely both, Zahedi’s film won the prestigious Critics’ Prize at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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Image: I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore (still), 1994; photo courtesy Caveh Zahedi

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