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!
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.*
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
115 minutes, Technicolor
Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Melissa Mathison
Music by John Williams
An alien botanist is stranded on Earth and a lonely 10-year old boy identifies with and befriends him. Their association fill a void in the young boy's life, as another brother and father...who no longer shares his suburban home. Read more >
WEEKLY - Film Series
Saturdays at 2:00 PM
The El Paso
International Museum of Art
1211 Montana Avenue
Free Admission & Free Parking!
Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase
June 4th ~ 2 pm
AMERICAN LAWMEN - Dallas Stoudenmire: The Hero of El Paso
(2016) 60 minutes, Color
There is a TV show called AMERICAN LAWMEN on the AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL which featured El Paso and the history of Dallas Stoudenmire. Jackson Polk (El Paso Gold and the "El Paso History Show") and Bernie Sargent (El Paso County Historical Commission) are featured in the film, and will be our special guests in a discussion for our presentation.
"Don't miss with your first shot against Dallas Stoudenmire!"
Newly-appointed El Paso Town Marshall Dallas Stoudenmire quickly established himself as a feared and very capable figure as evidenced by how he responded to an assassination attempt by former Deputy Marshal Bill Johnson.
June 11th ~ 2 pm
(1988) 102 minutes, Color - 20th Century-Fox
Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia
Directed by: Penny Marshall ("Laverne and Shirley")
A 12-year-old boy makes a wish and it is granted...and wakes up as a 30-year-old man! An insightful examination of innocence successfully accomplished, due to a superb script and a wonderful cast, led with an amazing performance by young Hanks, who has been nominated 5 times and is the winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actor. A charming, gentle classic filled with humor and pathos. Don't miss it!
June 18th ~ 2 pm
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
(1988) 103 minutes, Color - Touchstone
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd and featuring the voices of Kathleen Turner, Mel Blanc, Amy Irving.
Directed by: Richard Zemeckis (Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Cast Away)
Set in 1940s Los Angeles, private detective Eddie Valiant is engaged to prove the innocence of Roger Rabbit (voice of Charles Fleischer) of murder. Staggering and seamless blend of period detailed live-action with dozens of cartoon characters we've all grown up with. In this Film Noir-ish world, people and cartoon characters co-exist. Winner of 4 Academy Awards. A co-production of Steven Spielberg and Walt Disney companies.
June 25th ~ 2 pm
THE ENDLESS SUMMER
(1966) 95 minutes, Color - Cinema V
Starring: Mike Hynson, Robert August
Written, Produced, Directed, Edited, Photographed (in 16mm) and Narrated by surfer/documentarian: Bruce Brown
Music by: The Sandals
On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary (June 15, 1966), we are proud to present the ultimate surfing experience. World-class surfers travel the globe in search of the perfect wave. A witty and diverting tongue-in-cheek narrative make for a breezy romp with the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY. Wear your Hawaiian shirts. Wax your boards...and Hang 10!
MORE INTERNATIONAL FILMS COMING SOON!