August 23

Opening Night – Orinda Theatre

Get ready for the 22nd Annual California Independent Film Festival Red Carpet Opening Night at the Orinda Theatre.


6:00 pm – Welcome reception in the theatre lobby

7:00 pm – Opening Remarks

7:30 pm – Opening Movie

7 Days to Vegas

Director: Eric Balfour

Writers: Steve Alper, Vincent Van Patten

Producers: Kim Waltrip, Mark R. Harris, Dylan Vox, Adam Weinraub

Comedy, Los Angeles, CA

95 mins

Inspired by a true story about Hollywood big shots who will bet on anything.

In the character-driven lineage of such classics as Goodfellas, Big Lebowski, and True Romance, Walk to Vegas features a brotherhood that operates on an informal black market economy that is impervious to the rules of law other than the innate sense of honor established through direct eye contact, firm handshakes, and camaraderie; a den of high-stakes Hollywood gamblers continuously engaging one another in ever-more outrageous ante-upping dares and bets that culminate in our protagonist, Vincent Van Patten attempting a walk from LA to Vegas in seven days in a suit! The characters of the instant classic-- played by such greats as Eileen Davidson, Jennifer Tilly, Danny Pardo, Paul Walter Hauser, and James Van Patten, are straight out of Cervantes. (IMDB)

Cast schedule to attend the screening include Vincent Van Patten, Eileen Davidson, James Van Patten, James Kyson, Kim Waltrip, Adam Weinraub

Join us for the Opening Night After Party at Cine Cuvee and the CAIFF tent adjacent to Cine Cuvee, the place to be seen in Orinda.