Come join us at our monthly Film Series...
What began in June, 2000 as the first weekly Classic Film Series in the El Paso Southwest, returns as a monthly film series. It meets regularly on designated weekends every month (either on Saturday or Sunday) beginning at 6:00 pm at Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park—with "special feature start times" noted when relevent. Come out early or stay late for cocktails and dinner. See map and directions.
*The film viewing is FREE of charge to the public.*
As a courtesy — for seating count — reservations are strongly requested! For more information and to make reservations, please email Jay.
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 series and relates how YOU can become a member of the newly formed “Sunset Film Society.”
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
By extending the celebration of Mother's Day another week, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY is pleased to present a classic film depicting a mother of strength, intelligence, sacrifice, dedication and love for her daughter.
Warner Bros: 1945
Balck & White — 111 minutes
Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden
Adapted from the 1941 novel by James M. Cain ("Double Indemnity", "The Postman Always Rings Twice"), Mildred Pierce is essentially a "Film Noir" where it's a woman (Crawford), rather than a man who is led by a greedy, manipulative, evil femme fatale down a fatalistic path of deception, greed, and murder. In this case, it's the woman's daughter (Blyth)!
MAY 17, 2015
12 pm Noon, Special Time*
for this post-Mother's Day Classic!