Lone Pine Film Festival
October 5 - October 8
Lone Pine: When Cowboys Were King
Film Festival October 5th – 8th 2023
With over 400 films shot in Lone Pine, you can watch a film and then tour the locations where it was filmed.
Add horseback riding, great restaurants, an arts and crafts fair, a main street parade, and scenery that is so beautiful it will take your breath away – we are a fantastic place to visit in the fall.
Since 1920, hundreds of films; including Gunga Din, How the West Was Won, King of the Khyber Rifles, High Sierra; and TV Episodes as The Lone Ranger and Bonanza; with such stars as Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gary Cooper, Gene Autry, Glenn Ford, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne, have filmed in these rugged Alabama Hills with the majestic Sierra Nevada background.
Lone Pine films run a wide gamut, from classic John Wayne oaters like “Westward Ho!” and “Rio Grande,” to Randolph Scott movies like “Hangman’s Knot” and “High Sierra,” to popular movies from more recent decades, including Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and several short films made in Lone Pine by up-and-coming auteurs. Many of the films will be kicked off with introductions by celebrity guests and/or accompanied by Q&As. Several are also paired with the movie location tours, so festivalgoers can see the famous sites on celluloid and then in real life.