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WAGON TRAIN TO THE STARS

Science fiction films were all westerns in structure.”  Quote from Gene Roddenberry Biography.

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 Bamboo Saucer Image
 Rick Bradford Amazong Soldier of Fortune 3
 Rocket Ship XM 2
 Tremors 2

Star Tek V PosterNeed a break from horses and cowboys? Come with us to see where flying saucers flew, where giant sand worms cavorted, where graboids feasted on human flesh, where mutants rode across Nimbus III, the planet of Intergalactic Peace, and where ordinance magnate Tony Stark created a flying suit of iron. Brick Bradford, Jack Armstrong and Bruce Gentry may stop by as well.

Led by Star Trek enthusiast Robert Oswald and assisted by his own Vanna White of outer space Krissy Oswald, the Wagon Train to the Stars tour is a two and a half hour tour that will transport you to some of momvies most memorable locations including  those of Bamboo Saucer (1968), Star Trek V (1989), Rocket Ship X/M (1950), Iron Man (2008,) Rick Bradford, Soldier of Fortune (1947) to name a few.


Rick Bradford Amazong Soldier of Fortune 2The tour is a 
Car Caravans and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.


TOUR TIMES:

Friday  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

All tours will leave from the Museum South Parking lot.

About Your Tour Guides:

Robert Krissy 72 dpiRobert Oswald has been a Lone Pine resident for the past 22 years and has been interested in science fiction for most of his life. His wife Krissy, who will be his ‘Vanna White” for the tour, is a talented server at The Mt. Whitney Restaurant here in Lone Pine. He has been working for the film museum for the past year and has great enthusiasm for the films associated with the Alabama Hills

 

GEOLOGY OF THE ALABAMAS

Sierran front 72 dpiOwens Valley hosts one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth, and that landscape is pure geology.On this tour we will examine evidence for some of the geologic features and forces that built this landscape, including granites, glaciers, faults, and earthquakes. Stops will include granite fins in the Alabama Hills, the fault that produced the great 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, and evidence for the chain of lakes that occupied Owens Valley during glacial times, not long ago.

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The tour is a Car Caravans and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

Presentation: Allen will be giving a one hour presentation on Saturday morning in the Museum Theater from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM prior to the first tour. Suggest if you are on either the first tour or second you consider attending. (Theater limited t0 85 seats.)

Tour Times:

Tour #1: Saturday October 6th   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Immediately after the presentation.
Tour: Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 11:00 AM

Tour #2: Saturday October 6th     1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tour: Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 1:30 PM

About Your Tour Guide:

Glazner image 72 dpiAllen Glazner grew up among citrus trees in Upland, California, and fell in love with mountains, deserts, and science as a child. He attended Pomona College, majoring in geology, earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, and took a faculty position at the University of North Carolina in 1981, where he has been ever since. He grew up watching monster movies and westerns and knew that those monsters and cowboys were out there in the desert. His research deals with volcanic rocks, granites, and plate tectonics, and he works all over eastern California, including Yosemite, the Mojave Desert, and Owens Valley. He has coauthored three popular books on California’s geology: Geology Underfoot in Southern California, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park, and, most relevant to Lone Pine, Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley.

Books By Allen: See in museum gift shop.

Geology Underfoot in Southern California;  Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park  &  Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley

GUNGA DIN - 80th Anniversary of Filming

PRESENTATION: MUSEUM THEATER -  SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 
Admittance by Festival Button or Tour Ticket Only

GUNGA DIN FIRST TOUR - Saturday (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
The First Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 12:00 Noon

Gunga Din Lobby CardBill Chemerka loves history: he's taught it, written about it (15 books and hundreds of articles!), and talked about it many times on the History Channel and in public. And he's a longtime fan of Gunga Din; in fact, it's his favorite film.

Chemerka's latest book, Gunga Din: From Kipling's Poem to Hollywood's Action-Adventure Classic, and his Film Festival presentation are more than a "making of" story. They not only provide an in-depth behind-the-scenes description of the film but explain the political climate on the eve of World War II. Learn about the early plagiarism charge against the production company, the movie's legacy as one of the first films broadcast on TV, and its reaction in India. And, not least of all, learn about Rudyard Kipling and the famous poem that started it all!
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the movies filming in Lone Pine. FIlm was released February 17, 1939.

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The tour is a Car Caravan and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrainIt is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver
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 Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

Tour Times:

Tour #1: Saturday October 6th   12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

Tour #2: Sunday October 7th     3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Don't Miss Saturday's Presentation  "The Making of Gunga Din"
Museum Theater
Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Admittance by Festival Button or Tour Ticket Only 

About Your Tour Guide:

William Chemerka Image 4 72 dpiBill Chemerka is the author of fifteen books which include Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero, Rock and Roll Recollections: A Journalist's 50-Year Diary, General Joseph Warren Revere: The Gothic Saga of Paul Revere’s Grandson, Music of the Alamo: From 19th Century Ballads to Big-Screen Soundtracks, and Gunga Din: From Kipling's Poem to Hollywood's Action-Adventure Classic.

Chemerka, a member of the Western Writers of America and the Company of Military Historians, frequently lectures at historical organization events, public functions and on television. He has been an on-camera commentator for ten History channel productions including The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo, Frontier: The Decisive Battles, Live From Austin: The Story of Davy Crockett, and America’s Book of Secrets.

Chemerka, is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and has appeared on the BBC, C-SPAN’s Book TV, and radio and television programs around the country. He was also a co-writer for the History Channel’s Emmy-nominated documentary First Invasion: The War of 1812, and was the writer and associate producer for the independent docudrama film, The Battle of Bunker Hill.

Chemerka founded The Alamo Society in 1986, and served as the editor of The Alamo Journal, the organization's official publication, for thirty years. He was a founding member of the North Jersey Civil War Roundtable, and received the organizations’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

He and his wife, Debbie, reside in Florida.

SUNRISE PHOTO TOUR

SUNRISE PHOTO TOUR - SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 (6:00 AM - 8:00 AM) 
                                                       - SUNDAY     OCTOBER 7 (6:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

sunrisetourFor over 25 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." Watch the morning sun ignite the peak of Mt. Whitney and bring the Alabama Hills to life. Share good fellowship with a spectacular light show a continental breakfast a little music a little poetry and a start to your film festival day that will never be forgotten.

Photos by Page Williams
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Access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes.

Travel to the movie locations is by car caravan and over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. Car Caravan tours tickets must be purchased per person not per car. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.


CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

About Your Tour Guides: Larry Maurice has spent the last thirty five years as a Cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada.You're likely to find him leading a string of mules into the back country, on a horse drive in the Owens Valley of California, or working with Longhorn cattle in Virginia City, Nevada. Larry juggles his need to be on horseback with his busy entertainment schedule. A sought after entertainer, not only for his Cowboy Poetry that speaks from the heart of the day to day Cowboy, but also for his ability to breathe life into the history of the American West.

He is an exceptional after-dinner speaker and spends a great deal of time in schools around the country talking to children about the role the Cowboy has played and continues to play in the development of the west. Through poetry, song and stories, Larry is able to transport his audience back in time, allowing them to experience the cattle drives, characters and critters of the old westLarry has been honored with the "Lifetime Achievement in Cowboy Poetry Award"  from the prestigious National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock,Texas. In July of 2000, Larry received the Academy of Western Artists coveted "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" for Cowboy Poet of the Year. Larry has been a "Lone Pine" regular since the festival's beginning in 1989 providing guidance, support and friendship throughout the years. Visit Larry's Website

Tours: SATURDAY October 6th @ 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

            - SUNDAY October  7th @ 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 6:00 AM each Morning.

Poets__Writers   "This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation."

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Dress_Warm_2Cameras and warm clothing (Lone Pine mornin's can be chilly!)

MOVIES EAST OF LONE PINE "SPECIAL EDITION"

MOVIES EAST OF LONE PINE TOUR - SPECIAL EDITION
FRIDAY (Available)/SATURDAY (Available) /SUNDAY (SoldOut 50 x) (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tour Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM
  

Tremors DVDTremors TownLone Pine is more than the Eastern Sierra and the Alabama Hills; It is the Gateway to Death Valley. Across from our legendary Alabama’s is the Inyo Mountains, a 20 mile distance between peaks, and home to its own unique and isolated landscape including abandoned mining towns and towns that appear abandoned today but have a core of unique residents.Violent Road

Hollywood studios found an easy contrast to the west side view in desert, dry mountains and long dry views. East of Lone Pine housed famous trains depots like Owenyo, Keeler and Lone Pine, the station featured in the classic film Bad Day at Black Rock.

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The varied films that filmed here and array of Hollywood actors and actresses that worked the “East Side” will impress you.

The Yost’s will make cinematic magic. You will stand in the desert, but thru viewing large format screen shots of famous scenes the Yost’s will  transport you to another time and space.

Water Hole # 3 (1967) starring James Coburn set the  “Code of the West” of East Lone Pine: Do unto others …do unto others before they do it unto you!” 

Roll the cameras! Action! 

The tour is a Car Caravan and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver
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Tremmors GifAbout Your Tour Guides: Donna & Burt Yost: Returning from a ski trip, Columbus Day weekend 1990, Burt and Donna Yost discovered Lone Pine and as it happens, the Lone Pine Film Festival. Fans of old westerns, Burt and Donna soon started making trips to Lone Pine and the Alabama's in search of their favorite movie locations. That led to a meeting with Film Festival founder, Kerry Powell, and Director, Dave Holland with whom they became fast friends.

Since then, Burt and Donna have developed many additional friends in Lone Pine and have become well versed in the Alabama’s and Eastern Sierra landscape and respective movie locations. Their annual festival tours are always a sell-out, especially the “Back Lot” tour featured above.Burt & Donna are long time Santa Barbara residents.

Tour: FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY @ 9:00 AM
Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 9:00 AM

Event Tickets

2018 
FILM FESTIVAL
TICKETS
New MascotNew Promo Video
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Starring "Pixel" Witney
Video by Jay Dee Witney

 

Latest News

Celebrity Guests

Scott Eyman
Diamond Farnsworth
Vanda Krefft
Ben Mankiewicz
Wyatt McCrea
Conrad Palmisano
Robert Wagner
William Wellman Jr.

 

Master of Ceremonies
Larry Maurice


Guest & Panelists

William Chemerka
Larry Floyd
Allen Glazner
Scott Harris
Don Kelsen
Dennis Liff
Julie Rogers Pomilia
 

Panel Moderator
Ed Hulse


Thursday Night Opening Film
Screening: THE DIVIDE 

Starring Perry King  &
Sara Arrington

Friday Night Keynote Film
The Big Trail
Starring John Wayne
Special Guest, Patrick Wayne

Saturday Night Keynote Film
Broken Lance
Starring Robert Wagner

Special Guests
Members of the 
Will James Society

J. C. Munns
Accompanist on Silents

EARLY BIRD TOUR
Thursday 12:30 PM
Restored Slim Princess 
in Independence