Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival: Q&A’s with Attending Filmmakers

Eastern Sierra Arts Alliance & Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association


4th Annual Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival

This Wednesday through Saturday – OCT. 4 -7

Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival

3 Screenings Followed by Q&A’s with Attending Filmmakers

VIP Pass Sale ends 4pm Wednesday!


Wed Oct 4 at 7pm At Bishop Twin Theatre

in Attendance Director Joe Peeler

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When the Muscogee Nation government abruptly repeals its landmark Free Press Act to muzzle the tribe’s hard-hitting news outlet, defiant and foul-mouthed journalist Angel Ellis charges headfirst into a historic (and surprisingly funny) battle to restore her tribe’s press freedoms. An enthralling, edge-of-your-seat nail biter that unfurls with the energy and suspense of a political thriller, Bad Press is a timely and unprecedented documentary about a lone journalist fighting a corrupt system for her fellow citizens. Directed by Rebecca Landsberry-Baker (Muscogee Creek) and Joe Peeler Run Time 98 mins.


Thurs. Oct 5 at 7pm At Bishop Twin Theatre

Attending Director Eric Bissell and Subject Keenan Takahashi

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Professional climber Keenan Takahashi reflects on a life of passion while attempting to climb a terrifying and difficult new route in the legendary Buttermilk Boulders of Bishop California.

Run Time 23 mins.

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Sat. Oct 7 at 7pm at Edison Theatre 100 College Pkwy

Attending Director Pablo Durana

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After years of addiction and a life changing accident, André Kajlich fights to be the first double amputee to complete the Race Across America, a bone-crushing 3,082 mile bike race, revealing a true test of spirit and the pain we endure to carve our own path in life.Stay for a complimentary reception with open wine and beer bar and announcement of the winning films. Run Time 89 mins.

Five Screenings of features and short documentaries all focused on environmental issues and mountain culture. The team at the Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival has curated some of the most interesting and inspiring films on the festival circuit.

Check out the 2023 line-up

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