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
115 minutes, Color
As a special treat for Dad on his day...and the young at heart in all of us, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY presents the introduction of "Indiana Jones" in the smash-hit Summer blockbuster.
SATURDAY — JUNE 24TH
105 minutes, Color
The ads read: "How Much Love, Sex, Fun and Friendship Can A Person Take?" A group of baby boomer college friends reunite after 15 years when one of their old comrades commits suicide without warning.
LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER — As Summer approaches on June 21st, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY has selected 3 diverse films suitable for the entire family. The first film is appropriate to celebrate with Dad the week before Father's Day. The second film is an epic, originally shown in CINERAMA. Spanning four generations of a family and being presented in association with the Railroad Museum. The climax features a white-knuckle train wreck that will leave you breathless. The third presentation features the original PIXAR computer generated animation feature, which spawned a prequel. Avoid the blazing Summer heat and enjoy Classic films in the comfort of the 168 seat auditorium of the International Museum Of Art.
June 10th ~ 2 pm
FIELD OF DREAMS
(Universal: 1989) 107 minutes, Color
Starring: JKevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and in his final role, Burt Lancaster.
Lovely Academy Award-nominated music score by James Horner
"If you build it, he will come." While walking through his Iowa cornfield one evening, novice farmer Ray Kinsella hears a disembodied voice heralding this message. So begins the search for the meaning, which leads to a touching and heart-felt realization. Written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson who adapted W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe, FIELD OF DREAMS proved hugely popular, touching the world with its message of family togetherness. Not at all a baseball movie, it simply serves as the focus of lost and regained family connections and dreams deferred.
June 17th ~ 2 pm
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: 1962) 164 minutes, Color
Starring: George Peppard, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda, Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck, Carolyn Jones, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorhead, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, James Stewart.
Narrated by Spencer Tracy
Written by James R. Webb
Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall.
Stirring score by Alred Newman
Set between 1839 and 1889, the film follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was filmed and originally presented in the curved-screen three-projector CINERAMA process, and was only the 2nd storytelling film in this process, after THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM in 1962. The epic was presented as a roadshow attraction, with elevated ticket prices and the ads read: "24 Great Stars in the Mightiest Adventure Ever Filmed!" The four different sections include: "The Plains" (1851) "The Civil War" (1861-65), "The Railroad" (1868), "The Outlaws" (1868), and "Epilogue" (1960s). Nominated for eight Academy Awards, The SUNSET FILM SOCIETY is pleased to be partnering with the Railroad Museum for this Special Event, which will include the OVERTURE, INTERMISSION / ENTR' ACTE and EXIT MUSIC as originally shown in 1962
June 24th ~ 2 pm
(Buena Vista: 2001) 92 minutes, Color
Featuring the voices of: Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs
Music by Randy Newman
Directed by Peter Doctor.
Two monsters are employed at the titular corporation Monsters, Inc..: top scarer James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his one-eyed partner and best friend Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal). Monsters, Inc. employees generate their city's power by targeting and scaring children, but they are themselves afraid that the children may contaminate them...when one child enters Monstropolis, Mike and Sulley must return her.
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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