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What began in June, 2000 as the first weekly Classic Film Series in the El Paso Southwest, the Sunset Film Society (SFS) has evolved into an ongoing film series offering both monthly and weekly screenings.

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.

SFS also meets weekly at the International Museum of Art in downtown El Paso.

Both film venues are free of charge to the public.


SFS is 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 at 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!

 

The original Plaza Theater marquee is shown on April 20, 1963. The image is from a 35mm Ektachrome slide taken by film historian, Jay Duncan. Even then, he was cutting his teeth on FILM and historic movie palaces. Little did he realize that a decade later, he would become instrumental in saving the historic 1930 atmospheric theater, and the many other efforts included in years past.

The original Plaza Theater marquee is shown on April 20, 1963. The image is from a 35mm Ektachrome slide taken by film historian, Jay Duncan. Even then, he was cutting his teeth on FILM and historic movie palaces.

Little did he realize that a decade later, he would become instrumental in saving the historic 1930 atmospheric theater, and the many other efforts included in years past.


Vision Statement

The Sunset Film Society is a non-profit organization founded to promote, educate and enrich the movie-going experience by presenting films and providing historical background. Additionally, the cultural significance and importance of film as an art form will be examined.

An overall examination of film through the ages will be presented, in order to show the timeline of technological developments.

Discussion will strongly be encouraged by the membership. In that way, we will all learn and gain a deeper appreciation of cinema by setting forth diverse perspectives and ideas.