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Oh, What A Night!

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Oct 10, 2018


Sept. 6, 2018, is a night I will never forget. The documentary, Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table, made its debut in Las Vegas on the big screen at the Orleans Casino. This 67-minute film about women in poker played to a sold-out crowd as part of the Silver State Film Festival. Prior to the screening there were many photos taken on the red carpet. After the film, a panel consisting of some of the women in the film answered questions from the audience and then there was an after-party at the Bailiwick Gastropub. The idea for this documentary began totally by chance one night almost five years ago. My best friend Jan Fisher and I were having dinner at Benihana’s and were seated at a hibachi table with three total strangers to us: Jim and Sheryl Gilmore, and Tracy Halcomb. After some chit chat, we learned that ...

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