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THE DIVIDE by Perry King, Jana Brown and Russ Rayburn

Inttroduction by Actress, Sara Arrington
High School Auditorium
THURSDAY October 4th
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
Admission by Festival Button Only

Divide PosterSet in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid, an aging rancher with a failing memory, his estranged and independent-minded daughter, Sarah, and Luke, a young ranch hand who finds himself in the midst of a family in crisis. Internal struggles, the realities of an unforgiving landscape, and the need to reconcile a long-ago tragedy collide to create the backdrop for this classic American Western.

Written by Jana Brown with actor/director Perry King, The Divide was filmed in El Dorado County, Calif., and features a score from the Emmy nominated, and Grammy winning duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. The film will have its festival premiere on April 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. at WorldFest-Houston, prior to broader distribution later in 2018.

AWARDS:  https://www.thedividemotionpicture.com/blog
TRAILER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ1Ls4yok8Y&feature=youtu.be


Perry King On horseActor/director Perry King has been a fixture in Hollywood for nearly 45 years. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1980s television series Riptide, on which he played detective Cody Allen. He has appeared in dozens of films, television movies, TV shows, and plays, including The Day After Tomorrow, The Lords of Flatbush, and Slaughterhouse-Five. Perry was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the TV movie The Hasty Heart. He’s been featured in recurring television roles on Melrose Place and Spin City.

It was Perry’s role in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Cowboy and the Movie Star, which co-starred Sean Young, that inspired him to shift gears. Perry says he decided after shooting Cowboy that he wanted to be his character from the film – a rancher seeking solace in his livelihood and his land. Not long after filming the movie, Perry purchased a 500-acre cattle ranch in the Sierra Nevada, splitting his time between the bustle of Los Angeles and the serenity of Northern California. He long dreamt of filming a Western on his own land. The ranch’s location in the heart of Gold Country, known locally as “the divide,” provided the ideal setting for such aspirations.

In 2011, Perry met Jana Brown, a writer based in Concord, New Hampshire, and the two developed an immediate collaborative friendship. From that connection came the idea, the development, and the screenplay for The Divide. The script was in development from 2012, and had its festival premiere on April 21, 2018, at WorldFest-Houston. The film is presently touring only festivals.

JANA BROWN, Screenwriter

Jana Brown is a writer and editor of multiple genres. She has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. A Boston native and a graduate of Dartmouth College, she has worked in the publishing, newspaper, and magazine industries and currently serves as editor of an award-winning alumni magazine based in Concord, New Hampshire, where she lives with her family.The Divide is Jana’s first full screenplay, and she crafted it in close collaboration with Perry King. Jana is the owner of 930 Creative LLC, a freelance writing and editorial services company. She has a screenplay and two novels in development.



Strange Gamble LobbyStrange Gamble (1948)
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM 
Admission by Festival Button Only





   Hi Yo Silver Lobby 2HI-Yo Silver (1940)
               9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
        Admission by Festival Button Only

In a special program on Friday morning celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Lone Ranger serial, the 1940 edited feature version of The Lone Ranger, will screen at 9:00 AM. Following the screening there will be a discussion about the serial’s making. The participants will include film historian Ed Hulse and Jay Dee Witney, son of William Witney, co-director of the serial and a previous guest at the Lone Pine Film Festival. Since Hi-Yo Silver was last screened at the Festival, Ed has come into possession of documents related to all aspects of production, including the original contract between Republic Pictures and George W. Trendle, owner of the Lone Ranger property. Heretofore unreported information gleaned from these documents will be presented exclusively for Film Festival attendees. Jay Dee will offer anecdotes from his dad about the serial’s making and let us know how important a role this classic film played in Bill Witney’s career. 

After the screening and discussions, Jay Dee will be in the Museum at the William Witney exhibit from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM,  to answer your questions in our new “One on One” format.
  Jay Dee will also be in the Museum  on Saturday 12:30 PM -2:30 PM.

Under Western Stars Lobby CardUnder Western Stars (1938)
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM 
Admission by Festival Button Only

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Roy Rogers first feature film. Directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, and the Maple City Four. The film is about a populist singing cowboy who decides to run for Congress in order to seek federal assistance to help small ranchers regain their water rights during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. His campaign comes into conflict with greedy water company executives.

Under Western Stars was the first starring role for Rogers, made under contract to Republic Pictures. It was filmed on location in the Alabama Hills of  Lone Pine, California. The film's song "Dust", written by Johnny Marvin, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. In 2009, Under Western Stars was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and will be preserved  for all time. (Wikipedia).

The beautifully restored film in its full and original 65 minutes, will be introduced by Western historian Ed Hulse, and Jay Dee Witney  with brief remarks about the film’s production.  Jay Dee will  also talk about William Witney’s association with Roy Rogers.  Julie Rogers Pomilia, Roy & Dale’s granddaughter, will be on hand to provide comments from the family’s side as to Roy’s career.

After the screening and discussion, Julie will be in the Museum at the Roy and Dale Evans exhibit and Jay Dee at the William Witney exhibit, from 2:00 to 3:30,  to your answer questions in our new “One on One” format. They will also be in the Museum Saturday 12:30 PM -2:30 PM


 In Old Arizona (1929)
:30 PM - 2:00 PMM 
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Just Tony (1922)
:30 PM - 3:45 PM 
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Just TonyThis classic 1922 Tom Mix Silent film (shot in Lone Pine) is about a cowboy who seeks revenge against the man who shot him in a bar-room brawl. While searching for him, he comes across a wild stallion that he is determined to capture and break, and unknowingly falls in love with the daughter of the man who shot him. Film, Directed by Lynn Reynolds, stars Tom Mix and "Tony The Wonder Horse."

Though the first heroic horses emerged from the silent film era, they were prominently featured in the B-Westerns of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. More popular with adolescent viewers than a human sidekick, the Wonder Horse could not only outrun the mounts of the villains, but could also perform a series of feats and tricks to ensure that the cowboy hero would triumph.

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The first horse to bear the name “The Wonder Horse,” Tony was the companion of actor Tom Mix. He starred in over two dozen silent and sound films during his career, becoming a celebrity in his own right. When Mix placed his handprints in the cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1927, Tony’s hoofprints were placed alongside them. He was the first horse to be given equal billing with his human co-star, and was featured in the title of three movies: Just Tony (1922), Oh! You Tony (1924), and Tony Runs Wild (1926). Tony is listed as appearing in thirty-four films between 1922 and 1932.The film Just Tony (Fox Film Corporation), is based on a Max Brand short story, Alcatraz. Tony's image would appear on film posters, his name included in a number of film titles, and he accompanied Mix on international publicity tours. Tony was immortalized in a series of junior novels and comic books, including the 1934 children's book Tony and his Pals.The bond between a cowboy and his horse is an important part of the cowboy mythology created by dime novels, pulp fiction stories, and Western cinema. Movies featuring Wonder Horses embellish this relationship between man and beast while heightening the exceptional and heroic qualities of the cowboy by his association with a remarkable animal.

Note: Mix went on to make more than 160 cowboy films throughout the 1920s. These featured action-oriented scripts contrasted with the documentary style of his work with Selig. Heroes and villiams were sharply defined and a clean-cut cowboy always saved the day. Millions of American children grew up watching his films on Saturday afternoons. His intelligent and handsome horse Tony also became a celebrity. Mix did his own stunts and was frequently injured.


Trailing Trouble (1930)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
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Trailing Trouble Hoot GibsonThe story opens on a ranch, but later calls for Gibson to rush back to Lone Pine from town in an airplane. Flying was the Hooter's passion off-screen, and a only few years hence he staged a much ballyhooed aviation race with his pal and fellow western star, Ken Maynard. Gibson crashed his plane, and narrowly escaped death. He was hospitalized for weeks.

The picture contains an uncharacteristic promo for Universal's forthcoming blockbuster, All Quiet on the Western Front.

In the cast: two former top silent western stars: Pete Morrison as the heavy, and Art Acord, unbilled, in a cameo, shortly before his death.

The leading lady was Margaret Quimby (as pictured). Her father ran the short subjects departments at Pathe and then M-G-M, where he won eight Oscars for Tom & Jerry cartoons.

The writer and director, Arthur Rosson, was soon to become the brother-in-law of Jean Harlow. He would also serve as second unit director on every Cecil B. DeMille picture for decades. In 1937 Rosson directed Ken Maynard at Grand National in another western called Trailing Trouble -- same title, but with a completely different plot. The film happened to be a remake of The Hard Hombre (1931), starring who else but Hoot Gibson!

See Mr. Gibson with his usual and unique blend of comedy and action. Trailing Trouble in IMDB.



THE BIG TRAIL  (1930) Starring John  Wayne

The BIg Trail Lobby CardA widescreen presentation: Discussion & Q&A will follow the film with moderator Ed Hulse interviewing TCM host, Ben Mankiewicz, Patrick Wayne and Scott Eyman. Note: For those taking the Oregon Trail tour on Friday; The studio used footage from The Big Trail, when editing the final versions of The Oregon Trail, which was released in 1936. This footage was typically, long shots of Wayne. Unfortunately, The Oregon Trail is a lost film. The tour has been composed of identifying locations in the Alabama Hills from a number of surviving stills. 
High School Auditorium
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission by Festival Button or "Oregon Trail Tour" ticket Only




Frontier Days lobby cardFrontier Days (1934)
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM 
Admission by Festival Button or Tour Ticket Only


Phantom of the Range (1936)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
                                    Admission by Festival Button Only


Richard FarnsworthStuntmen In Hollywood
10:00 AM - 11:15 NOON
Admission by Festival Button Only



Lone Cowboy (1933)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  Admission by Festival Button Only


The Wild Horse Stampede (1926)
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM 
Admission by Festival Button Only

The Wild Horse StampedeSee it on the big screen! 
We are pleased to announce we will be screening the long-lost but now restored Jack Hoxie, Fay Wray western, “The Wild Horse Stampede” (1926).As a so-called "porch picture" (no stage interior scenes), it was shot entirely out of doors in the spectacular Alabama Hills above Lone Pine, offering many beautiful views of the rock-studded landscape.

This outstanding, multi-tinted restoration by the Library of Congress is from a 35mm nitrate print found in Germany. It was repatriated by the Federal Archive of Germany in 1997. The title cards were faithfully translated back into English. So it's a rare opportunity to see Hoxie in his prime, since nearly all of the silent Universal films from the teens and 1920s are lost -- destroyed on purpose by the studio when talking pictures took over around 1930.

Al Rogell served as director, and for the naughty story Fay Wray tells about him at the Dow Hotel during production, visit the museum for the 2016 issue of LONE PINE IN THE MOVIES. Incidentally, the second female lead in this picture, Marin Sais, was actually Mrs. Jack Hoxie off-screen.

Also, be sure to visit the museum and look for the beautiful 1-sheet poster on display -- seen in person, it is truly sensational.Piano by

Jay C. Munns will provide an original music score. (http://www.jaycmunns.com).

NOTE: "The Wild Horse Stampede" is not available to the public on TV, DVD, YouTube, etc., social media, or anywhere else, so you don’t want to miss it. Special thanks to Richard W. Bann for arrangements with the Library of Congress to make this available.

Smoky Cowhorse 1933 Poster


Will James' Smoky (1933) 
3:00 PM - 
 5:00 PM 
Admission by Festival Button Only

The Screening will be followed by a presentation  on Will James with a panel including the Editor and Publisher of Cowboys North and South, the offical publication of the Will James Society, Sharon DeCarlo and one of the Will James Society Founders, Tom Decker.



BROKEN LANCE  (1954) Starring Robert Wagner

Broken Lance LobbyRJ, as he is called by friends, is attending the Film Festival for the first time. The Saturday evening screening will be Broken Lance (1954), in which he played Joe Devereaux. The movie also starred Spencer Tracy, Jean Peters and Richard Widmark. A post film panel led by Ben Mankiewicz will include author Scott Eyman, and Wagner in a discussion of Wagner’s memories on making the film. There will be a Q & A following the discussion.

High School Auditorium
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission by Festival Button Only 





                                 Rawhide (1951) 
                                  7:30 AM - 
 9:00 AM 
                                      Admission by Festival Button or Tour Tickety Only

RawhideDirector by Henry Hathaway, this 1951 Twentietth Century Fox film stars Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward and Jack Elam. One of Lone Pine's favorite location films and always a favoritte tour selection. This years' tour is led by Meody Ogburn. Note: This was Susan hayard's first film for 20th Century Fox after producer, Walter Wranglersold her contract to the studio.



Oh, Susanna (1936) 
9:15 AM - 
 10:15 AM 
Admission by Festival Button Only


Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936) 
10:00 AM - 
 11:30 AM 
Admission by Festival Button Only

Robon Hood of El Dorado

Discussion & Q&A will follow movie with moderator Ed Hulse and William Wellman Jr. 

Director by William A. Wellman, this 1936 MGM film stars Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot and J. Carrol Naish. Bill Wellman Jr. will be on hand with Ed to discuss his father’s relationship with MGM and in making films in Hollywood over a period of almost 40 years.


Bill will also be in the Museum at the William Wellman exhibit on Friday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM and Saturday 12:30 PM -2:30 PM to answer your questions in our new “One on One” format.

 Full Bio of William Wellman Sr.

True Story of Jesse James (1957) 
2:00 PM - 
 3:30 PM 
Admission by Festival Button Only


The Arizona Ranger (1948) 
4:00 PM - 
 5:30 PM 
Admission by Festival Button Only


Jay C. Munns has been entertaining audiences for nearly five decades, specializing in vintage American music from saloon piano to the great song hits of the 'twenties, 'thirties and 'forties. He has performed for two U.S. presidents and entertained countless celebrities including Bob Hope, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as movie directors from Hal Roach and Mervyn Leroy to Steven Spielberg.

He first began accompanying silent movies in college beginning with Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush. He has accompanied the silent films of Laurel and Hardy at festivals in the U.S. and England and has accompanied screenings of silent westerns for the Autry Museum of the American West. This is his fourth appearance at the Lone Pine Film Festival.

His love of vintage music and silent movies was instilled by a grandmother, who led a dance band and accompanied silent movies in rural Idaho in the 'teens and 'twenties. Jay will be adding accompaniment  to four of our silent films this year.

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