Leaders of the local tribes will be onsite for Q&A, giving an introduction, sharing the history of the land, and their involvement in the film and production. Perhaps most significantly, the leaders will come together to give a ceremonial blessing over the festival.
The Autry Museum in Los Angeles at Griffith Park will be announcing their partnership with Pioneertown International Film Festival at the festival. They will be screening some of the festival’s film entries at the museum, as well as presenting a special program at the festival itself.
Paramount will be showcasing restored westerns, many of which have never seen the light of day. These are films that have been painstakingly restored, frame by frame, taking years in the process. Heads of departments responsible for these restorations will be on site, sharing the histories of the films and the process of restoring them.
“It is a great honor that Pioneertown International Film Festival will be hosting the World Premier of The Last Manhunt, along with the other world class films premiering,” shared Julian Pinder, the festival’s founder. “It’s difficult to express how incredibly proud I am of what our Head Programmer, Tom Luoto, has been able to accomplish and the relationships he has brought together. It’s astounding what this team has produced for a first-time film festival.”
Pinder shared that the biggest challenge to this event is providing a world-class viewing experience in this very rustic location. These films will be shown in the barns once used in films by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Through expert sound abatement and top-tier technology, Pinder assured confidently, “We are creating a very high caliber screening theater that will create a world-class viewing experience.”