Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Offers it’s Friday Night Lineup!

September 22nd – 26th
“A Mind Blowing Galactical Experience”
Friday, Sept 24 at 1:30pm – Sherwin Plaza
Directed by Les Guthman – (Run Time 83 mins)
“LIGO” is the riveting inside story of the discovery that topped NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’s list of “The top 20 Scientific Discoveries of the Decade,” the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of gravitational waves from deep space, 2015-1017, which launched a radical new era in astronomy. Director Les Guthman witnessed this dramatic peak in the lives of the 1,000 scientists around the world who risked their careers on a $1 billion search for these exquisite messengers from the “warped side” of space. . TRAILER
“A Heart-warming Doc About Empowering the Underserved”
Screening Sponsored by Mammoth Lakes Lions Club
Friday, Sept. 234at 4:00pm – Sherwin Plaza
Directed by Wojciech Lorenc – (Run Time 89 mins)
In small-town Texas, a non-profit boxing gym is the location where Nancy Wagoner and James Reyna provide a space where participants “have a safe, educational and encouraging place to learn their skills.” Dispelling the myth of lifting oneself up by one’s bootstraps, FEARLESS is an observational documentary focused on the difficulties facing people of color and immigrants in the United States today by unpacking the concept of American optimism and the unrealistic expectations that accompany it. TRAILER
US Premiere
“A Film About How the Taliban Recruits the Preyable”
Friday Sept 24 at 6:30 pm – Sherwin Plaza
Directed by Lisa Maria Hagen and Mariam Noori – (Run Time 76 mins)
Meral is looking for her baby brother Ferhat, a missing ISIS member. Oliver, a convicted terrorist, is trying to find his way back into western society. They are connected through one fateful photograph – can Oliver help Meral to find some answers? The documentary deals with one of the most disturbing events in recent history, as more than 5,000 young people left Europe to join ISIS. How did we lose them, and how do we treat those who come back? (A social drama about the allure of extremism, the question of guilt and the power of new beginnings.) German with English Subtitles TRAILER
West Coast Premiere
“A Modern Day Southern Gothic Tale”
Fri. Sept 24 @8:30pm – Sherwin Plaza
Directed by Vincent Grashaw – (Run Time 120 min)
Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. Josiah and his son, Thomas, are all that remain of this estranged family. After experiencing terrifying visions, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. Eli and Mary, Josiah’s eldest children, are enticed to reunite at the old farmhouse to sell the property, in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full.
To keep everyone safe we are requiring proof of covid vaccination
to attend the festival.
We are privileged to share this carousel of highly personal filmmaking, ranging from committed, hard-hitting documentaries to soulful and stylish narratives, embracing the poetic and the surreal as well as straight-up comedy, including numerous premieres and our first-time dedicated programs of episodics and music videos.
We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you to our sponsors – and to you for your continued support!
The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival is a DBA of the Eastern Sierra Arts Alliance, a 501c3, P.O. Box 1316, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
To keep everyone safe we are requiring proof of covid vaccination
to attend the festival.
Join us this year and help us welcome the films and filmmakers of the 7th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. We are looking for friendly people to be ushers and represent the festival and our community at all the screenings. Please review the available slots on the link below, click on the button to sign up. Please note that you must show proof of Vaccination to be a Volunteer of the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. Thank you!
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