By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn June 15, 2008 at 10:13AM
Since arriving at CineVegas on Thursday, I haven't seen anything groundbreaking yet -- although several of the films here do break new ground, but that's not exactly a compliment. There have been a few intriguing entries: She Unfolds by Day and The End come to mind, but more on those (and the rest of the festival) in my first dispatch. For now, a few snapshots:
Stone Temple Pilots played at the Palms on Thursday. Panic at the Disco showed up on Friday, bringing waves of emo kids to a most unlikely locale.
A Netflix-hosted party on Friday on the top floor of the Palms provided a sweeping view of...buildings. Lotsa them.
Plenty of festival attendees came up to enjoy the view (and the free food), including Morgan Spurlock...
LA Times contributor Mark Olsen, Gabriel Wardell, Variety critic Robert Koehler...
and Wellness star Jeff Clark, seen here contemplating the delicious free food options.
Here's a closer look at said options.
Bill Pullman showed up for the premiere of the ultra-trippy Your Name Here, in which he plays the lead role as a Philip K. Dick-inspired sci-fi scribe.
There were many ridiculous parties on Friday night. At the least ridiculous of them, Britney Spears showed up, driving the buyers crazy for some reason. The large fellow on the far left is Brit's bodyguard, who told me that the flash of my camera was a "distraction." I asked him if he could throw my drink away for me. No dice.
The incessantly jolly, utterly lovable Brian Udovich (producer of The Wackness and CineVegas entry South of Heaven) with ubiquitous Film Threat dude Mark Bell. Nice guys.
Karina and Matt hang loose.