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. Come out early or stay late for cocktails and dinner. See map and directions. The film viewing is 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 series and relates how YOU can become a member of the newly formed “Sunset Film Society.” For more information and reservations, please contact Jay. Reservations are strongly recommended!
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
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
When I was a young lad, seeing the original release of Shane made an indelible impression on me which I carry to this day — the idea of a mysterious stranger and the idolization of a young boy. To this day, it is my all-time favorite WESTERN. Come enjoy this great treasure!
(Paramount: 1953) 118 minutes
TECHNICOLOR — USA
Named the "Greatest Western Movie of All Time" by the 600 member Western Writers of America (2008).
STARRING: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Ben Johnson and (Walter) Jack Palance
Screenplay by: A.B. Guthrie, Jr.
Cinematography by: Loyal Griggs
Music Score by: Victor Young
Adapted from the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, producer-director George Stevens has created a timeless classic — certainly one of the five finest Western films ever produced. A mysterious gunman rides into a Wyoming valley and helps the homesteaders in their fight against the cattle barons.