110 minutes





STARRING: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John



Girls, put on your best "poodle skirts" and penny loafers...Guys comb your hair into ducktails and put on your best Nifty '50 outfits. Prepare to Sing-Along to the 11 hits from the classic movie. Remember, "Grease is the Word!"



A serial chapter will be presented at the beginning of each presentation.


First up...



(Republic:  1941)


Often considered the greatest serial of all time, it chronicles the exploits of  "The World's Mightiest Mortal" as he combats The Scorpion. (12 Chapters)






July 11th - The Time Machine (1960) 

103  minutes, Metrocolor - USA


Set in London of 1899, the story spans to the year 802,701 A.D. where Mankind is divided into two distinct colonies: the "Eloi" and the "Morlock."








July 18th - The Brave One (1956)

100 minutes, TECHNICOLOR - USA


Leonardo is a Mexican peasant with an unusual alliance with "Gitano", a valiant bull destined to meet his fate in the arena.





July 25th - The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

75 minutes, Color / B&W - France


This is a fascinating study of Picasso, who discusses his work and creates original canvases right before the camera's eye.



NOTE: Each month, there will be an outstanding documentary OR dramatic film showcasing an ARTIST.

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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!


SFS meets MONTHLY (either on Saturday or Sunday) at Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. Come out early or stay late for cocktails and dinner. See map and directions.


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.*


Jay Duncan, host, the Sunset Film Society and founder, CEO of Jay's Pix Presents.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


In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the world entering a new technological age and changing forever, we'll be presenting:





"The Atomic Bomb Movie"



 37 minutes



pRODUCED by: Peter Kuran (Star Wars, Star Trek, Robocop)


Narrated by: William Shatner


A 37-minute portion of the superlative, enlightening and frightening documentary highlights and features the Trinity Site, just 85-miles from El Paso in Alamorgordo, New Mexico, that entered the history books and became world famous as producing the 1st Atomic Bomb detonation on planet Earth.










Warner Brothers: 1954

 94 minutes

Black & White with original color title




Starring: James Whitmore, Joan Weldon, Edmund Gwenn, James Arness and early appearances by Fess Parker ("Davy Crockett") as a fast-talking Southerner in a mental ward who witnesses the phenomenon and Leonard Nimoy ("Mr. Spock") as a telegraph operator.



The title, a result of a little girl in shock wandering in the Alamogordo, New Mexico desert; saying only this word. An intelligent script, presented as a mystery.




MONTHLY - Film Series



JULY 19, 2015


12 pm -  Noon

An ATOMIC Double Bill Program!


JULY 25, 2015


10 pm

SPECIAL Outdoor Evening