A serial chapter will be presented at the beginning of each presentation.
(Warner Bros: 1938)
The Music Box (1932)
Black &White - USA
Way Out West (1937)
Black & White - USA
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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!
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
PLANES, TRAINS AND
Paramount: 1987 - USA
93 minutes, Color
STARRING: Steve Martin, John Candy, Edie McClurg, Kevin Bacon
"What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey."
MONTHLY - Film Series
NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Free Admission & Free Parking!
Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase
WEEKLY - Film Series
Saturdays at 2:00 PM
The El Paso
International Museum of Art
1211 Montana Avenue
Faith United Methodist Church
3500 Pershing Drive
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
(A Symphony of Terror)
PranaFilm: 1922 - Germany
Silent with LIVE organ accompaniment
STARRING: Max Schreck, Greta Schroeder, Alexander Granach
Director F.W. Murnau's "unauthorized" telling of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula is highly cinematic and much more frightening than the 1931 Bela Lugosi version. More inventive also, is the use of the camera, the atmospheric sense of dread and the portrayal of "Count Orlock" as the very incarnation of pestilence.
Silent and fully restored, with original color tints. LIVE organ accompaniment by Johnny Johnson, Dean of the El Paso Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Donations gratefully accepted for
the care and maintenance of
the original 1922
26-pipe Skinner organ.