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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.


Reservations are strongly recommended!  For more information and to make reservations, please email Jay.


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 series and relates how YOU can become a member of the newly formed “Sunset Film Society.”


NOTE:  All presentations will include Added Attractions to simulate the original movie-going experience.  It might be a cartoon, short, featurette or serial chapter.

“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


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


OCTOBER 26, 2014

6:00 pm

As the Fall brings a chill, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY brings a seldom-seen, but superb adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1896 novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau" for October.




(Paramount: 1933)  70 minutes

Black & White — USA


STARRING:  Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Kathleen Burke as "Lota" the panther woman, and Bela Lugosi as the "Sayer of the Law"


Directed byEarl C. Kenton


Screenplay byPhilip Wylie and Waldemar Young


Makeup byWally Westmore


It is unarguably the finest film adaptation, with the 1977 and 1996 versions paling in comparison. This Paramount release equals or surpasses anything to come out of Universal Studios during the "Golden Age of Horror."


The story involves evolution experiments conducted by a mad scientist who seeks to speed up the development process in transforming Animal into Man.





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