DETAILS COMING SOON!
WOW, What a Weekend!!!
Thank you to all, be it those who have been with us for 23 years and to those who joined us for the first time to celebrate the heritage of film making in the Eastern Sierra. The Lone Pine Film Festival's 23RD year celebration was a great success and it could not have happened without YOU!
Thanks also to the many volunteers, sponsors and community members who come together to provide their time and financial support to make this happen.
We will leave the 2012 website up for a few months while we plan 2013!
SAVE THE DATE - October 11th, 12th and 13th 2013
Do you have Festival pictures or video you would like to share?
If so, please send a note to:
We will get back to you as to how to upload to our Dropbox folder for review.
Thanks again, Happy Trails
Festival Board of Directors
PS. Continue Your Lone Pine Experience - Visit our Museum of Lone Pine Film History website
Help us to expand our efforts to preserving the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and California's Eastern Sierra.
The Lone Film History Museum of Film History is dedicated to preserving the diverse movie history of California's Eastern Sierras, including Lone Pine and points North and
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the Death Valley region. Located on Highway 395 on the south end of town, the museum’s 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop offer visitors a unique experience helping to document and interpret the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history through film programs, artifact preservation and exhibits.
However, the museum's largest exhibit is its “Back Lot” – The Alabama Hills, just to the west of town. Since the early 1920s, these rugged, rounded rock formations and meandering gullies have played a "starring role" as Hollywood’s Western backdrop for cowboy action thrillers featuring Hopalong Cassidy, Randolph Scott, Gene Autry, Tim Holt and Roy Rogers. William Shatner, Kevin Bacon and Robert Downey Jr. have all filmed in the shadow of Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, in such films as Star Trek, Tremors, and Ironman.Come visit and enjoy a very unique film experience … and join us each Columbus Day weekend for our annual Lone Pine Film Festival honoring the heroes and heroines of the silver screen. Mingle with celebrity guests, visit the movie sites with the "back lot tours;" enjoy classic film screenings, a Saturday night concert featuring the best of America’s Western talent, a Sunday Cowboy Church service; and close the weekend with an old fashion “Main Street Parade" and Sunday evening's campfire roundup in the park.
All of this, on location in Lone Pine... “Where the Real West becomes the Reel West!”
The Lone Pine Museum is the fulfillment of the dreams of a number of people in the Lone Pine community with a passion to honor the heritage of western film making in the area. It is meant to celebrate the men and women, in-front of and behind the cameras, who brought over 700 films to the screen, capturing on film, the cinematic canvas of the Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains
The community’s ambitious plans were realized in 2006 with cooperation and support of the people of Lone Pine, the local business Community. and the generous financial support of Beverly and Jim Rogers of Intermountain West Communications Company. Upon completion of the facility, Mr. Rogers’s contributed many items from his personal collection for display, including cars, silver saddles, and other valuable film treasures. Also on exhibit are hats and guns from many western stars, there are costumes from The Shootist, and a coat that Errol Flynn wore in Kim. The Museum has continued to build its collections with donations from numerous individuals in the industry, as well as collectors and interested individuals who believe in the Museums mission to provide both a showplace for Western film artifacts and towards the long term objective to develop an accessible archive for print and visual media celebrating our Western film heritage. The Museum's extended 'Back Lot Tours' are presented with the cooperation and support of the California Bureau of Land Management.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Unlimited free general admission is only one of the exclusive benefits offered to members and designed to enhance every visit. Also included are free movie screenings, Friends of the Festival benefits, discounts, Members-only previews of major exhibit openings, and more. Membership dues at all levels sustain the world-renowned Museum of Lone Pine Film History’s, collection and support a full calendar of special events.
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