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Sunday, October 20

100 Mules Walking the LA Aqueduct

 Join with with Metabolic Studios, Eastern California Museum and The Lone Pine Film History Museum to celebrate

Film Screening "WATERSHED" @ 2:00 pm
see details below

Meet the Mules & Riders
Learn about this historic ride, Mules and the Riders
Event will be in the Rodeo Grounds adjacent to the Museum
approximately 5:30 pm

In addition, a film bus in the Rodeo Grounds parking lot (around noon) will be availabble for the public to contribute video comments for a docmentary film project  - "Where does my water come from?"


Executive produced & narrated by Robert Redford

Produced by the Redford Center and Kontent Films

Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.

As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, WATERSHED introduces hope.

Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?

Sweeping through seven U.S. and two Mexican states, the Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. And with 70% of the rivers’ water supporting agriculture, the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.

In WATERSHED, we meet Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado rancher Dan James, Delta restoration worker Edith Santiago, Navajo Council member Glojean Todacheene, Rifle Colorado Mayor Keith Lambert, Los Angeles native Jimmy Lizama and a group of Outward Bound teens rafting down the Colorado River as they all reflect a compelling new water ethic—one that illuminates how letting go of the ways of old can lead to a path of coexisting with enough for all.

The Redford Center created WATERSHED as a inspirational social action tool for people who want to engage. Promoting personal water conservation pledges of 5% – symbolic of the small amount of the rivers’ flow required to reconnect the river to its delta – and garnering donations to help purchase the water rights necessary to restore the connectivity, WATERSHED is a central tool in a larger grassroots effort focused on saving the Colorado River and supporting the communities throughout the river basin.

 See more at: http://watershedmovie.com/about/film/#sthash.OnLA22vW.dpuf


The Eastern California Museum and
The Metabolic Studio


Rock the Boat

a raucous evening of
"stop playing games with my river"

on: Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Lone Pine Film History Museum, 701 S. Main St., Lone Pine 760-876-9909.

WHAT: Screening of Rock the Boat, followed by a discussion with
director Thea Mercouffer and kayaker George Wolfe.

 Free admission


     “Rock the Boat”
  turbulent battle

 over the LA River...

When satirical writer and avid kayaker George Wolfe organizes a boating expedition down the entire 52 miles of the notorious Los Angeles River, he and his motley crew become entangled in a legal controversy of national proportions. With startling images of the LA River, insightful interviews and a quirky sense of humor, Rock the Boat looks at the challenges society faces in providing clean water to urban populations, and delivers a bright alternative to the current spate of doomsday docs.   http://www.rocktheboatfilm.com/


George Wolfe KCET


LA River Neil Kremer

In the future the Museum plans to invite producers, directors, actors and actresses for special weekend screenings and workshops to discuss relevant films and industry trends. Themes will be developed for the various weekend programs to feature Sci-fi, horror, and Westerns as well as individual directors and/or actors. Occasionally, a weekend might be devoted to various Television genres or specific programs.

The community is invited to submit their requests and ideas for films to be scheduled. Send your requests to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lone Pine Film History Museum Theater
Note: Theater seats 85


    Contact Information

    Bob Sigman, Director
    Lone Pine Film History Museum



Contact Info

The Museum of Western Film History
701 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545