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Mammoth Film Festival ™ announces 2020 Lineup

The organizers behind California’s favorite winter film festival, Mammoth Film Festival™, are thrilled to announce their 2020 lineup. The five-day 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 A SUPERMAN and the 35mm print of the Quentin Tarantino documentary QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT. Also added to the lineup is the world premiere of the indie feature RUNT starring the late Cameron Boyce best known for his role as Carlos in Disney Channel’s Descendants franchise.

Festival founders Tomik Mansoori, Tanner Beard, Alex Chando, Theo Dumont

Presented by KODAK, MammothFF’s “Vol. 3” opening night will world premiere the never before seen, extended cut, 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 series destination Mammoth Lakes will have its theatrical premiere ahead of QT8. The festival’s opening night lineup is sponsored by Kodak.

Lukas Haas

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 which transcends categories for his new single “She’s In My Head.” The multi-faceted creative 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, was co-directed by Ariel Vromen, and features cameos from actor Brandon Thomas Lee and model Tess Jantschek.

The 30th Anniversary screening of worldwide cultural phenomenon BACK TO THE FUTURE III will include a special appearance from none other than the time machine itself The DeLorean

Other stand out films include: 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 of Camilla Belle’s PHOBIAS starring Macy Gray, the world premiere of 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).

Hour of Lead

Peter Facinelli’s (The Twilight Saga) world premiere of HOUR OF LEAD starring Thomas Jane (The Expanse), Anne Heche (Six Days Seven Nights), and Jason Patric (Wayward Pines), THE DEPORTED 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, 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 first-time filmmaker, Christian Madsen’s directorial debut, DINNER WITH GRANDMA starring Michael Madsen and Elaine Madsen.