John Wayne

Joanne Dru

Montgomery Clift

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 — ends September 26th!)

September 26th

Modigliani (2004)

128  minutes, Color - USA/French

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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




United Artists: 1948

 133 minutes, Black & White






STARRING: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Montgomery Clift



Director Hawks' sprawling, epic and powerhouse Western is a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail, and marks the star-making film debut of Clift. Borden Chase and Charles Schnee wrote the screenplay, based on Chase's original story (which was first serialized in The Saturday Evening Post in 1946 as "Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail"). In June 2008, AFI listed Red River as the fifth-best film in the western genre.




MONTHLY - Film Series



SEPTEMBER 20, 2015


12 pm -  Noon