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Mammoth Film Festival is boasting an all-star lineup this year

The Mammoth Film Festival is promising to be one of the biggest film events of the year. Here's what you need to know about the biggest new film festival.

Mammoth Film Festival is boasting an all-star lineup this year

The Mammoth Film Festival™ is promising to be one of the biggest film events of the year. With a 2020 lineup that includes The Undead Series starring Gary Oldman, the world premiere of Tony Hawk’s Pretending I’m Superman, and the never before seen Quentin Tarantino documentary, QT8: The First Eight in 35mm print, presented by Kodak, this is the event you won’t want to miss.  

The five-day Mammoth Film Festival will run from February 27th – March 2nd, 2020 in the majestic town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. We have a rundown of everything you need to know about the biggest new film festival. 

World premieres of the most sought after movies

Only in its third year, the Mammoth Film Festival™ is already one of the most sought-after festivals in Hollywood. The event will showcase world and U.S. premieres, exclusive cuts, and special screenings including the world premiere of Tony Hawk’s highly-anticipated feature documentary Pretending I’m Superman and the 35mm print of the Quentin Tarantino documentary QT8: The First Eight.

Taking a bite out of the Mammoth Film Festival’s 3rd annual year will be the world premiere of horror fan favorite Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Deverill Weekes’ docu-series The Undead Series starring Gary Oldman, Ron Perlman, Nathan Fillion, Robert Patrick, Joss Whedon, and Tim Burton. The Undead Series is a six-part anthology that providing an insider’s view into the vampire phenomenon. 

Presented by Kodak, MammothFF’s “Vol. 3” opening night will present the world premiere of the never before seen 35mm print of the Quentin Tarantino documentary QT8: The First Eight directed by Tara Wood and introduced by actor Michael Madsen. From Reservoir Dogs through The Hateful Eight, QT8 takes viewers behind the camera into the mind of one of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. 

Zac Efron’s Off the Grid: Mammoth Lakes will have its theatrical premiere ahead of QT8

Mammoth Film Festival’s epic short films 

The shorts category will feature the directorial debut of Indie-rock experimentalist and actor Lukas Haas, as he takes a swing at the emotional complexities and shallow nature of Instagram in a music video that transcends categories for his new single “She’s In My Head.” 

The multi-faceted creative, Haas weaves a tale of obsession by way of iPhone in the track’s accompanying video, delivering a harsh societal critique in the process. In addition to Haas’ extensive list of TV and film credits, the video marks his directorial debut and was co-directed with Ariel Vromen, with featured cameos by actor Brandon Thomas Lee and starring model Tess Jantschek.

Premieres featuring the biggest names in Hollywood

With so many huge premiere movies featured at the Mammoth Film Festival, it’s hard to keep up with all of the stars and talent that will be in attendance, some of the most exciting offerings include: 

The much anticipated Now is Everything produced by two-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, Dante Spinotti (LA Confidential), co-directed by first-time feature film directors Riccardo Spinotti and Valentina De Amicis, starring Anthony Hopkins, and Madeline Brewer. 

The world premiere screenings including Camilla Belle’s Phobias starring Macy Gray, Deported featuring Andy Dick, retired NFL player Rob Gronkowski, Missi Pyle (The Artist), Brenda Strong (13 Reasons Why), and Robert Davi, and the indie action-thriller ALONE starring Jules Willcox (Bloodline) Marc Menchaca (Ozark).

Peter Facinelli’s (The Twilight Saga) world premiere of Hour of Lead features stars Thomas Jane (The Expanse), Anne Heche (Six Days Seven Nights), and Jason Patric (Wayward Pines). The Deported, a documentary from Pat McGee and Rosario Dawson, the short comedy Adult Night starring Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer) and Kevin Alejandro (Arrow), the world premiere of The Tattooed Heart starring Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time).

Ed Westwick’s world premiere of Tether, Brittany Snow’s Milkshake, the world premiere of feature The Color Rose starring Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), the dramatic short After Emma with Amy Smart (Just Friends) and Dee Wallace (E.T.), and excited to announce first time filmmaker, Christian Madsen’s directorial debut Dinner with Grandma starring Michael Madsen and Elaine Madsen. 

Stars we didn’t even know we needed to see

The Mammoth Film Festival will also feature the 30th Anniversary screening of worldwide cultural phenomenon Back to the Future III including a special appearance from none other than the time machine itself The DeLorean. The festival’s opening night lineup is sponsored by Kodak.

Mammoth Film Festival: Where Your Vision is Seen

February 27th – March 2nd, 2020 in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Mammoth Film Festival™ aims to lead the charge for an ever-changing landscape of film and media. This festival premiered in 2018 and specialized as an all-media platform in celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers, and their work. 

With the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, CA as its beautiful backdrop, MammothFF is held in February at the Minaret Cinemas as well as various venues throughout town. 

This 5-day festival includes Special Screenings, a Charity Celebrity Bowling Tournament, Educational and Interactive Panels Discussions with Top Industry Leaders, Press Conferences and the MammothCON Vendor Exhibition Hall. 

For the full Mammoth Film Festival 2020 lineup visit: mammothfilmfestival.org, and to keep up with all of the events, download the Mammoth FF app, either at the Apple store or on Google Play.

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Frankie Stein is from Italy, but lives in Ingolstadt, Germany. Her hobbies are: reading about science, doing experiments, and travelling. She's been all around Europe and loves Scotland, London, and Russia. Her boyfriend is called Victor and they both love listening to The Cure, reading Byron, and gazing upon William Blake prints.

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