There is a NEW monthly Film Series underway, appropriately set in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood of El Paso, Texas.
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 the 3rd Saturday of every month at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The film viewing is FREE of charge to the public.
Hosted by film historian, archivist, writer and collector Jay Duncan, the 1908 Hixson House (717 West Yandell) provides the setting. Weather permitting, the series can also be presented in the spacious backyard, complete with snack bar.*
Join Jay as he hosts the series and relates how YOU can become a member of the newly formed “Sunset Film Society.” For more information and reservations, please contact Jay. An RSVP MUST be received by Monday prior to the event - SEATING IS BY RESERVATION ONLY.
NOTE: All presentations will include Added Attractions to simulate the original movie-going experience. It might be a cartoon, short, featurette or serial chapter.
*Small fee for snack bar purchases.
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
NOVEMBER 16, 2013
134 minutes, Black & White
STARRING: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Sam Jaffe (as the High Lama)
Based on James Hilton's timeless literary classic. Lost Horizon tells the story of a group of fleeing evacuees from a war-torn China who crash land an airplane in the Himalayas. They are rescued by a mysterious group of Sherpas and taken to a legendary Tibetan village...
DECEMBER 21, 2013
aka March of The Wooden Soldiers*
(Metro-Goldwyn Mayer: 1934)
78 minutes, Black & White
STARRING: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
(Grat Britain: 1982)
27 minutes, Color
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