The Others
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Others

(2001)  -101 minutes-

Grace (Nicole Kidman) is a devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) who moves her family to the English coast during World War II to await word on her missing husband. A multi-award winning Spanish-American supernatural psychological horror-gothic film. Filming locations include Kent, England and Northern Spain. 

Starring:  Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan. Written and Directed by Alejandro Amenábar.


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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Classics at the Crossing and Jay's Pix Presents the classic: Journey to the Center of the Earth

After the critical and public acclaim of Walt Disney’s second live-action production in 1954 of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the time seemed ripe to bring the works of Jules Verne to mass audiences.  Based on the novel of the same name by noted French science fiction writer Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905), the book was first published in France in 1864. This handsomely mounted production was a box-office smash when released just in time for the holiday season in December of 1959, and paved the way for remakes of Verne’s The Lost World in 1960 and Mysterious Island in 1961.

After accidentally uncovering a clue of a lone expedition deep below the surface of the earth, a curious professor of geology in 19th-century Scotland mans a passage to the Icelandic volcano that will mark the way of the intrepid explorers. What they encounter along their many months of travel downward is the stuff of a crackling good adventure yarn, filled with awesome beauty, giant beasts, spectacle and danger around every bend. The RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK of the 1950s! 

Starring:  James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Pat Boone, Thayer David, Peter Ronson.

Thunderous and majestic music by Bernard Herrmann (North by Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho). Interior scenes filmed in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. (Nominatedfor Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Sound and Special Effects)


Admission is Free. Brunch menu available. Please call 575-589-0653 for reservations.

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Falling Down
Oct
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Falling Down

(1993)   -115 minutes-

A middle-age man is dealing with unemployment and divorce...and that's just the beginning. After his car breaks down on the freeway, William Foster (Douglas) treks on foot across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter's birthday party. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, cause him to react with increasing violence and make sardonic observations on life, poverty, the economy, and commercialism. An engrossing examination of a man at the end of his rope dangling over a pit of quicksand.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Barbera Hershey, Robert Duvall. Written by Ebbe Roe Smith. Directed by Joel Schumacher.


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Play Misty For Me
Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Play Misty For Me

(Universal:  1971)   -102 minutes-

Superstar Clint Eastwood made his sure-handed directorial debut with this taut and effective tale of obsession. Dave Garver (Eastwood) plays a radio disc jockey who broadcasts nightly in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. After he receives a phone call from Evelyn (Jessica Walter) requesting to hear Erroll Garner's classic "Misty", the nightmare begins. The film provided an introduction to Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".

 An equally effective  precursor to FATAL ATTRACTION 16-years later!

Starring: Jessica Walter, Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills and Eastwood's favorite director,  Donald Siegel (as Murphy the bartender). Written by Jo Heims and Dean Riesner.                 


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2nd Annual IFF: Ocho Apellidos Vascos ("Eight Basque Surnames")
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

2nd Annual IFF: Ocho Apellidos Vascos ("Eight Basque Surnames")

For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain, and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).

NOTE:  All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!


By Popular Demand! Requested to be shown again after our 1st International Film Festival in May, 2016.

Rafa (Dani Rovira) has never left his native Seville, Andalusia, until he meets a Basque girl named Amaia (Clara Lago), who resists his seduction techniques. Against his friends' advice, he follows her to Euskadi after she stays the night in his house and forgets her purse. A series of misunderstandings forces Rafa to impersonate a full-blooded Basque with eight surnames, and he gets more and more entangled in that character.

The film premiered on March 14, 2014. Six weeks after its release, it became the second biggest box office hit ever in Spain, behind AVATAR; becoming the...    
"Highest-grossing Spanish comedy in history".

Starring:  Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Carmen Machi
Directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro

98 minutes - color - 2014 (Spanish with English Subtitles)


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Superb Disney fantasy-adventure done on a grand scale and adapted from Jules Verne's 1870 literary classic. A 19th-century scientist and sailor become involved with pacifist Captain Nemo and his wondrous futuristic submarine. The movie contains many memorable set pieces, including the magnificent interior of the Nautilus and the action-packed fight with the giant squid upon a storm at sea. Winner of two Academy Awards. Brilliant in all departments in magnificent TECHNICOLOR and CinemaScope!

Starring:  Kirk Douglas, James Mason (memorable as Capt. Nemo) and Peter Lorre.

127 minutes-TECHNICOLOR-1954


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2nd Annual IFF: Ahi Esta El Detalle ("Here's the Point")
Sep
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

2nd Annual IFF: Ahi Esta El Detalle ("Here's the Point")

For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain, and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).

NOTE:  All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!


From the "Golden Age" of Mexican Cinema comes the twelfth film in Cantinflas's career, considered one of his best by Mexican film critics, as well as one of Mexico's best films. Mistaking him for a long-lost relative, a wealthy woman welcomes a bum (Cantinflas) into her lavish home.

Starring:  "Cantinflas" (Mario Moreno), Sara García, Joaquín Pardavé.
Music by Raul Lavista. Directed by Juan Bustillo Oro.

112 minutes - Black & White - 1940 (Spanish with English Subtitles


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2nd Annual IFF: Le Huitieme Jour (The Eighth Day)
Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

2nd Annual IFF: Le Huitieme Jour (The Eighth Day)

For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain, and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).

NOTE:  All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!


The 1996 film from Belgium tells the story of a developing friendship between a busy businessman played by Daniel Auteuil and an institutionalized young man with Down Syndrome played by Pascal Duquenne. Nominated for the Palme d'Or award, the top prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. both Auteuil and Duquenne were awarded Best Actor for their respective roles.  This was the first time in the Cannes Festival's history that two actors had shared the award.  The film was also nominated for a Cesar Award and a Golden Glove Award.  Also featured in the movie is actress Miou-Miou. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.  

118 minutes - color - 1996 (French with English Subtitles)


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2nd International Film Festival kicks off with two fabulous Polish Films!
Sep
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

2nd International Film Festival kicks off with two fabulous Polish Films!

For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain, and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).

NOTE:  All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!


Join us for TWO films from Poland on Sept. 2 when we present:

Tirck ("Tricks")
Kidnappers demand six million in ransom, but the United Nations does not negotiate with terrorist. One of the best counterfeiters is serving a lengthy prison term and the agent who arrested him needs his help.

Starring: Piotr Adamczyk, Marian Dziedziel, Andrzej Chyra. Directed by Jan Hryniak.
96 minutes - Color - 2010 (Polish with English Subtitles)

and


Mocna Kawa Scale Nie Jest Taka Zla ("Strong Coffee")
Jack had not seen his son for 18 years when he unexpectedly shows up in the village. The film tells the story about two men who are too stubborn to tell each other how they really feel.

49 minutes - Color - 2014 (Polish with English Subtitles)


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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Aug
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Special 40th Anniversary Presentation!

 After Richard Dreyfuss' appearance as a special guest at the 10th annual PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL earlier in the month, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY though it would be appropriate to present one of his iconic starring roles under the stars on the patio of Ardovino's Desert Crossing.

Writer/Director Steven Spielberg hit pay dirt once again, becoming Columbia Pictures' most successful film at that time, with this long-cherished project. Dating back to his youth, Spielberg and his father watched a meteor shower in New Jersey.  As a result, a teenage Spielberg completed the full-length amateur science fiction film Firelight. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). Investigating one of a series of large-scale power outages, an Indiana electrical lineman (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences a close encounter with a UFO. He becomes fascinated by UFOs, much to the dismay of his wife, Ronnie (Teri Garr) and becomes increasingly obsessed with subliminal, mental images. The SUNSET FILM SOCIETY has decided to show the original cut of the film, not the "Special Edition", which is felt diminishes the awe and mystery. In December 2007, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Starring:  Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, director Francois Truffaut, Melinda Dillon and Cary Guffey as 3-year-old "Barry Guiler".


Admission is Free. Dinner menu available. Please call 575-589-0653 for reservations.

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CARS
Aug
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

CARS

Pixar's final independently-produced motion picture before its purchase by Disney in May 2006, is set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles. Co-written and directed by John Lasseter, it features the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Bonny Hunt, Paul Newman and Jenifer Lewis.

It is the original film, nominated for 2 Academy Awards, which has spawned a franchise. CARS 3 was released to theaters on June 16, 2017.


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For the convenience of our patrons, the door on Brown Street will be open at 1:30pm to enter directly downstairs into the auditorium.

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The Godfather Part II
Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Godfather Part II

Due to the overwhelming success of the 45th Anniversary of THE GODFATHER (1972) on April 23rd, we will be presenting the original, uncut followup. The 10-time Academy Award-nominated classic was the winner of 6, and is even more ambitious and epic than the original! Includes an INTERMISSION and a first-class Italian Buffet dinner which may be enjoyed during the movie!

Starring:  Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg and Robert De Niro as the young immigrant Vito Corleone (portrayed by Marlon Brando in the original film). Co-written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Music by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola.

Tickets are $34 (including tax & gratuity). Please call 575-589-0653 (x3) for reservations.

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The Incredibles
Aug
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Incredibles

A smart, sophisticated computer-generated feature from PIXAR and WALT DISNEY PICTURES follows a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with his longtime enemy—Syndrome, who was once his fan and now plots to wipe out every single superhuman being on Earth with his killer robot.

Writer/Director Brad Bird, who was Pixar's first outside director, developed the film as an extension of 1960s comic books and spy films from his boyhood and personal family life.

Featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Peña.


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