Saturday, August 02, 2014


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Audie Murphy - A Real - Reel Hero Re-trace the steps of America's war hero Audie Murphy as we take you to where he made three of his most interesting movies, Hell Bent for Leather (1959), Posse from Hell (1960), and Showdown (1962) which features this year's celebrity guest L.Q. Jones. Murphy was a better actor than he gave himself credit for and was involved in some production planning such as location spotting. Read the Full Story
Lone Pine Back Lot Tour Visit locations seldom seen by our visitors. A must tour for movie buffs. Visit The Tim Holt cabin, A picture stop of Hoppys cabin, visit movie lake and a ghost town were so many movies were made. See a old train and gas station, and other locations still standing. Steve McQueen Tim Holt, Gene Autry Hopalong Cassidy and many others worked here. Hidden Lone Pine at its best. Read the Full Story
A Good Day at Black Rock Jerry leads the auto caravan out to the dry lakes east of town. These strange flat areas have been used for races and scenes for several movies including Courageous Avenger, Army Girl, and Mel Gibson's, Maverick. Then it’s on to the Black Rock town site which gives the tour its name, "A Good Day at Black Rock."  Using large photos and sharing humorous anecdotes, Mr. Condit will lead folks through the area. A short walking distance from Black Rock, the tour will then take a stroll to the site of the ghost town set that was used in THE LAW AND JAKE WADE. A side trip to the Alabama's will identify other filming locations. Read the Full Story
Secrets of the Wasteland A Hopalong Cassidy adventure inspired by the Shangri-La of LOST HORIZON -- the Bar 20 trio joins an archeological expedition in search of ancient Indian ruins. Instead they find a mysterious "lost city" populated by Chinese Americans!  Beforehand, we will screen the film in the Museum Theater then start out on our own expedition in search of the locations where Paramount Pictures lensed this western yarn. Read the Full Story
Hopalong Cassidy Original Bar 20 Ranch Tour Lone Pine’s future looks brightest when honoring its storied past. So let’s jump on the time machine and visit the still-working cattle ranch which served as the original “Bar 20” in the first and best Hopalong Cassidy feature film made in 1935. Come and see the historic and beautiful Lubken Ranch. Incredibly, the many westerns film location books have all ignored it, because until 2011 its rich movie history was unknown – even at our own festival. Read the Full Story
North South Tour Considered one of the most scenic drives, you'll see LOTS of the Alabama Hills. The tour travels throughout the length of the Alabama Hills to famous filming locations of such movies as Gunga Din, Westward Ho, and Wagons Westward. You will visit famous locations on this combination of two original festival tours created by Festival Founder Dave Holland.  View the Hoppy cabin where the Boyds honeymooned.   Read the Full Story
Gunga Din Tour Filmed here in the summer and fall of 1938, Gunga Din remains to this day the largest production ever filmed in the Lone Pine area. The production company created huge sets, hired over a thousand extras, and built a tent city to house the cast and crew. It is recognized as one of the rare films of its era to stand up well to modern sensitivities. Visit the site of the temple, the village of Tanta Pur, battle scene locations and see the location of the bridge crossed by the elephants. Read the Full Story
Celebrity Stars at the 24th Lone Pine Film Festival   “Where the Real West Becomes the Reel West!”   ...Celebrity Guests ...New "Back Lot" Tours    ...and much, much MORE!...
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Sunrise Photo Tour For nearly 20 years film festival visitors have thrilled to the breath taking beauty of the Eastern High Sierra “Sunrise Tour”. A photographer’s dream event, but so inspirational, everyone can enjoy this early morning spectacle. See why directors and cinematographers couldn't get enough of the spectacular mornings in "The Range of Light." Read the Full Story
Anchor Ranch Walking Tour ANCHOR RANCH WALKING TOUR is a walking tour of the location for many Hopalong Cassidy and Tim Holt films. Anchor Ranch is currently a working ranch owned and operated by three generations of Spainhowers. The ranch has been used in Westerns for more than 80 years, becoming a Hacienda, Mission and the Anchorville set for many Hopalong Cassidy and Tim Holt Westerns.  First walk where Fatty Arbuckle, Fred Humes, Ken Maynard and many silent range heroes worked in the good old days. Read the Full Story
Owens River 1900 Water Wars Tour 100 ANNIVERSARY OF THE OWENS RIVER  Four wheel drive tour of the Owens valley water war and Los Angeles aqueduct.  See how the river has made a comeback and river wildlife.  Tour led by California Historian and wildlife photographer  Page Williams and Lone Pines own Dorothy Bonnefin.    Four wheel vehicle is required.  This will be a caravan to different areas around Lone Pine and down by the Owens River.     Read the Full Story


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1 Four new tours for this year include three never before available and return of an old
2 2009 celebrity guest reflect the diversity and the breadth of the film making then and now
3 On the 2009 Film Festival are a potpourri of locally filmed movies
4 Film Festival celebrates 20 years of making film history October 9-12

Event Tickets

Early August


Latest News

25th Anniversary Film Festival

Celebrity Guests

Bruce Boxleitner
Dean Smith
Johnny Crawford
David Rothel
Miles Swarthout
Steven Wystrach
William Wellman Jr.
Jay Dee Witney
Diamond Farnsworth
Ed Faulkner
Donna Martell
Dawn Moore
Cheryl Rogers  Barnett
Peggy Stewart
Loren Janes
Wyatt McCrea
Rob Word 


Friday Night Keynote Film
Gunga Din Screening
Ben Burtt & Craig Barron

Rodeo Too!


Wild West Show 
& More!