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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Jason Momoa's 'The Last Manhunt' Redefines Westerns With Indigenous Perspective

In revisiting the tale of fugitive lovers on the run in California's High Desert, the makers of "The Last Manhunt" sought to correct a story that has remained very much alive for the indigenous Chemehuevi people of the region for more than 100 years. 

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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.

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Thank You For Showing Us The Sky: An Interview with Christian Carmago

Christian Carmago is an accomplished actor, having started his career training at Julliard, in classical theatre, and going on to perform leading roles on Broadway and the West End.
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Dandy Good Time at Inaugural Pioneertown Film Festival

A festival that honored legends of he past and masters in the making would be denied no longer. PDF of Article

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Short Films Reveal Pioneertown's Doppelganger in Spain, Time Travel Revenge, and More

The offering of short films at the inaugural 2022 Pioneertown International Film Festival was entitled "Buscaderos" which translates as "The Seekers". PDF of Article

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The Future of the Pioneertown International Film Festival

In an interview with festival founder, Julian Pinder, he shared about the success of the three-day event and hopes for the future. PDF of Article