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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

 

MONTHLY - Film Series

 

 

SUNDAY — MAY 15th

12:00 pm Noon

Gallery - Main Restaurant

ALL OF ME

 

(Universal: 1984)

93 minutes, Color

 

Starring:  Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Libertini

 

Directed by Carl Reiner

 

Martin is a young, idealistic lawyer whose body is mistakenly invaded by the soul of a difficult, eccentric millionairess (Tomlin) on her deathbed, with the assistance of a mystic who has mastered the secret of transferring human souls.  Read more >

 

 

 

 

1st Annual

International Film

Festival

 

 May 7th — May 28th

 

Saturdays at 2:00 PM

 

Hosted at:

 

The El Paso International Museum of Art

1211 Montana Avenue

 

 

Free Admission & Free Parking!

 

Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase

"We are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Christiane Gomez), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera)."

All films will be shown in the country's respective language

with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

 

May 7th ~ Special Time 1 pm

 

LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE — A Trip To The Moon

(1902) 15 minutes, Hand Colored - France

 

Designed, Written, Photographed and starring M. Méliès and featuring members of the Follies Bergere

 

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LE DINER de CONS — The Dinner Game

(1998) 80 minutes, Color - France

 

Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Alexandra Vandernoot, Jacques Villeret. Directed by Francis Veber.

 

A Parisian publisher, attends a weekly "idiots' dinner", where guests, who are modish, prominent Parisian businessmen, must bring along an "idiot" who the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening's "champion idiot" is selected.

 

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Vabank

(1981)108 minutes, Color - Poland

 

Starring: Jan Machulski, Witold Pyrkosz, Leonard Pietraszak Directed by Juliusz Machulski (debut)

 

A brilliant, classic criminal comedy set in 1934 Warsaw, VABANK is sometimes referred to as the Polish The Sting and tells the story of Henryk Kwinto, a legendary safe cracker who decides to quit his criminal ways. However, after the death of his friend, he changes his mind and organizes a burglary of the famous bank which belongs to his former partner in crime... backstabbing and ruthless Kramer.

 

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OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS (Eight Basque Surnames) Spanish Affair

(2014) 98 minutes, Color - Spain

 

Starring: Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Carmen Machi

Directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro

 

Rafa (Dani Rovira) has never left his native Seville, Andalusia, until he meets a Basque girl named Amaia (Clara Lago), who resists his seduction techniques. Against his friends' advice, he follows her to Euskadi after she stays the night in his house and forgets her purse. A series of misunderstandings forces Rafa to impersonate a full-blooded Basque with eight surnames, and he gets more and more entangled in that character. The film premiered on March 14, 2014. Six weeks after its release, it became the second biggest box office hit ever in Spain, behind AVATAR; becoming the... "Highest-grossing Spanish comedy in history".

 

 

May 14th ~ 2 pm

 

 

 

Marguerite

(2015) 129 minutes, Color - France

 

Starring: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau Directed by Xavier Giannoli

 

MARGUERITE is an uproariously funny film about a very rich woman in France in the 1920s. She lives in a huge mansion with her husband and several members of her staff. She loves music and the opera, and loves to give small concerts and parties in her home. She's a woman who has it all -- except for a singing voice.

 

 

The Red Balloon

(1956) 34 minutes, Color - France

 

Starring: Pascal Lamorisse, the children of Menilmontant and all the balloons of Paris.

 

Directed, produced and written by Albert Lamorisse.

 

A “Sense of Wonder” and the innocence of childhood has seldom been more fully realized than in this dialog-free French short subject. Filmed entirely in the back streets and narrow alleys of Old Montmartre, it tells the adventures of a little boy (the director’s own six-year old son Pascal) and a big red balloon he rescues from a lamppost. This world-acclaimed film inspired 2008’s French feature: Flight of the Red Balloon.

May 21st ~ 2 pm

 

Walesa: Man of Hope

(2013) 102 minutes, Color - Poland

 

Starring: Robert Więckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

 

Lech Wałęsa, an electrician at the Gdańsk Shipyards, participated in local demonstrations during the 1970s. Following the bloody aftermath, which remains with Wałęsa, he concentrates on his day-to-day duties. Ten years later, a new uprising occurs and he becomes an unexpected and charismatic trade-union leader and founder of the Solidarity movement and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Walesa's defiance of Poland's sclerotic Soviet Communist masters removed the very first brick from the Berlin Wall.

May 28th ~ 2 pm

 

Fuga de CerebrosBrain Drain

(2009) 104 minutes, Color - Spain

 

Starring: Mario Casas, Amaia Salamanca, Alberto Amarilla

Directed by: Fernando González Molina

 

Learning that the girl of his dreams will study at Oxford, a young man decides to follow her to England. All his friends try to help him by going to Oxford too with fake grants. However, once there, they must confront several problems, such as poor English and their disabilities and quirks (one of Emilio's friends is blind, another is paraplegic and the last one is a drug dealer). Nevertheless, and despite their impediments, they put forth their best efforts to help him get closer to Natalia...with disastrous results. The film became the biggest blockbuster Spanish film in 2009!

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