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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




Paramount: 1987 - USA

 93 minutes, Color






STARRING: Steve Martin, John Candy, Edie McClurg, Kevin Bacon



"What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey."






MONTHLY - Film Series



NOVEMBER 15, 2015





Faith United Methodist Church

3500 Pershing Drive


Information: 240-8384

(Prince McKenzie)



NOVEMBER 20, 2015


7 PM


(A Symphony of Terror)


PranaFilm:  1922 - Germany

 94 minutes

Silent with LIVE organ accompaniment





STARRING: Max Schreck, Greta Schroeder, Alexander Granach



Director F.W. Murnau's "unauthorized" telling of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula is highly cinematic and much more frightening than the 1931 Bela Lugosi version. More inventive also, is the use of the camera, the atmospheric sense of dread and the portrayal of "Count Orlock" as the very incarnation of pestilence.


Silent and fully restored, with original color tints. LIVE organ accompaniment by Johnny Johnson, Dean of the El Paso Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


Donations gratefully accepted for

the care and maintenance of

the original 1922

26-pipe Skinner organ.