Come join our Film Series...Now monthly or weekly!
What began in June, 2000 as the first weekly Classic Film Series in the El Paso Southwest, returns as an ongoing film series—now having grown to offering both monthly and weekly!
And now SFS meets WEEKLY at the International Museum of Art in downtown El Paso.
*BOTH film venues are FREE of charge to the public.*
Hosted by life long film fan, historian, archivist, writer and collector Jay Duncan. When it comes to the magic of the motion picture, Jay enthusiastically shares his wealth of knowledge, personal exhibits of his own movie memorabilia and in-depth behind-the-scenes knowledge with each and every screening.
Join Jay as he hosts the ever popular Sunset Film Society series and get to know first-hand what everyone is talking about!
For more information and to make reservations, please email Jay.
NOTE: All presentations will include added attractions to simulate the original movie-going experience. It might be a cartoon, short, featurette or serial chapter.
Experience the CLASSIC FILM SERIES presentations:
• Historical background of each film presentation
• Film(s) showing
• Post presentation: discussions, questions & answers, audience participation.
• Education and insight into the cultural significance of FILM as an “Artistic Medium”
• Information on the Sunset Film Society
“The Art of Cinematography calls for so much experiment, necessitates so many kinds of activity and requires so much sustained attention, that I do not hesitate to say in all sincerity that it is the most alluring and the most interesting of all the Arts, for it makes use of virtually all of them—drawing, painting, the drama, sculpture, architecture, mechanics and manual labor of every sort are called into play in pursuing this extraordinary profession.”
— Georges Melies 1861-1938, French Film Pioneer
August 6th ~ 2 pm
(20th Century-Fox: 1993) 101 minutes, Color
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
Co-written, Directed and narrated by: David Mickey Evans
During the Summer of 1962 in the San Fernando Valley, a group of kids share the adventures of adolescence and form the neighborhood baseball team who play in the local sandlot. Over several summers they play, with frequent encounters by "The Beast", who guards the back fence to Mr. Mertle's (James Earl Jones) junkyard. A sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure set in a more innocent time. Filmed in Utah.
August 20th ~ 2 pm
(Universal: 1973) 110 minutes, Color
Starring: Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Candy Clark, Charles Martin Smith, MacKenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford.
Produced by: Francis Ford Coppola
Co-written & directed by: George Lucas
George Lucas became a director to notice after this idealized remembrance of things past. The story is set in Modesto, CA and presents innocent youth spent eating at the local drive-in restaurant, cruising the main strip, drag racing, bragging about your one "cool" friend, making out, hanging out, dancing close, listening to rock music on the car radio presented by Wolfman Jack...and growing up.
The film is credited with presenting the first great Goldie-Oldie soundtrack of 41 original hits and featured mostly then unknowns...later to become major forces in front of and behind the camera. The catchine on the posters read: "Where were you in '62?"
August 27th ~ 2 pm
(RKO: 1941) 119 minutes, Black & White (75th Anniversary)
Starring: Orson Welles, Dorothy Comingore, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick, Everett Sloan (All making their film debuts!)
Cinematography by: Gregg Toland
Music by: Bernard Herrmann
Edited by: Robert Wise
Co-written (with Herman J. Mankoewicz), produced and directed by a 24 year-old Orson Welles.
Orson Welles' feature film debut can justifiably be called the greatest movie of all time because it not only taught present and future filmmakers how to tell a story, but also taught moviegoers how to watch a film. After the demise of an extraordinarily wealthy and powerful newspaper publisher (patterned after William Randolph Hearst), an investigation is made to determine the meaning of his cryptic last word on his deathbed: "Rosebud." Books have been written about the significance and importance of this ground-breaking film, and whether you've seen it before or have always heard about it, you owe it to yourself to experience this unique storytelling experience. There is always something new and fresh to discover in this marvelous unreeling of celluloid.
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WEEKLY - Film Series
Saturdays at 2:00 PM
The El Paso
International Museum of Art
1211 Montana Avenue
Free Admission & Free Parking!
Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase