Lone Pine Film Festival Part 2

Lone Pine Film Festival Part 2

Lone Pine Film Festival Part 2. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Line On Agriculture.

The Lone Pine Film Festival has been paying tribute to the many movies, TV shows and commercials that were made on location there for 24 years. Bob Sigman, Director of the Lone Pine Film History Museum says in addition to countless western films, other genre have made the location home.

SIGMAN: And then you’ve also got sci-fi. Tremors was shot here, Iron Man, Star Trek 5 and a number of other secondary sci-fi movies have been made up here. Most recently Django Unchained.

One of the high points that should not be missed are tours of the area.

SIGMAN: But I went on one of my first tours the other day. A formal tour like we give out. We have annual tours every year. They’re all listed on our museum web page and then we add to that for the festival and I have to tell you it was fascinating. Where Gunga Din was made and where the battles were, where the bridge was and pretty cool.

There is a major milestone that will be celebrated at this year’s festival.

SIGMAN: This year happens to be the 75th anniversary of the Lone Ranger’s Republic serial, when it aired on TV. And it’s the 80th anniversary of the 1933 radio shows. We’re very fortunate, one of the friends of the museum is a gentleman named Ken Taylor and has the largest Lone Ranger collection in the world.

I addition to the film festival there is the Concert In the Rocks in Lone Ranger Canyon this year featuring Rex Allen Jr. Go to lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org for more details.

That’s today’s Line On Agriculture. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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