Inaugural Pioneertown Film Fest Celebrates the Legacy of Westerns While Looking to the Future

When filmmaker and Western fan Julian T. Pinder set out to organize a film event dedicated Hollywood’s love affair with the Old West, he decided early on to tackle the genre’s problematic history head on by emphasizing inclusion and indigenous voices.

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Your Reliable Guide to a World of Only Good Movies

Go West. In partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West and the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Pioneertown International Film Festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend. 

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Truth Be Told

In retelling the legendary tale of Willie Boy, The Last Manhunt set a film industry precedent for Indigenous inclusivity.

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Matter of Time

The Pioneertown International Film Festival has taken advantage of rescheduling due to the pandemic to tweak its lineup and focus on quality.

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First Annual Pioneertown International Film Festival Set for May After COVID-19 Postponement

Good news, Western movie buffs — the first annual Pioneertown International Film Festival is back on after being postponed from its original Aug. 2021 dates due to COVID-19.

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Pioneertown International Film Festival

The inaugural festival, presented by Fistful of Bourbon and The Autry Museum Of The American West, will be held on 27-29 May 2022, in Pioneertown, CA at the original studios built by Roy Rogers & Gene Autry in the 1940s as an Old West movie set, repurposed for the occasion.