MAY 25 :: TOPKAPI
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

MAY 25 :: TOPKAPI

A woman visits Istanbul, where she sees a traveling fair featuring replicas of treasures from the Topkapi Palace. Fascinated by the emerald-encrusted dagger of Sultan Mahmud I, she leaves Turkey and recruits her ex-lover, a Swiss master-criminal to plan a theft of the dagger. They engage a master of all things mechanical, a "Human Fly", a mute acrobat and the burly Hans, who will provide the muscle needed for the job. Based on the novel The Light of Day by Eric Ambler. Music by Manos Hadjidakis. Directed by Jules Dassin (NEVER ON SUNDAY). One of the GREAT caper films! 

Starring:  Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov (winner, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley.

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MAY 18 :: ELEPHANT WALK
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

MAY 18 :: ELEPHANT WALK

65th Anniversary!

Many sections were filmed on location and features several true life insights into the operation of tea plantations and the tea-making process within factories. It also looks at native ceremonies and beliefs. Most of the story centers upon the Elephant Walk Bungalow and the production of Elephant Walk Tea. Beautiful cinematography by Loyal Griggs and dramatic, with a memorable elephant stampede. In January 1953, Leigh traveled to Ceylon to film Elephant Walk. Shortly after filming commenced, she had a nervous breakdown and Paramount Pictures replaced her with Elizabeth Taylor. She can still be seen in certain long shots in the final picture. Music by Franz Waxman. Directed by William Dieterle (JUAREZ).

Starring:  Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer.

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MAY 11 ::  A LITTLE ROMANCE
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

MAY 11 :: A LITTLE ROMANCE

Special Pre-"Mother's Day" Attraction & Reception after the Movie!

Two teenagers...a French boy and an American girl meet in Paris and begin a romance that leads to a journey to Venice where they hope to seal their love forever with a kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset. A lovely tale of pure and innocent love and the lengths that people involved in such a love will go to in their desire to ensure it. Academy Award for Best Original Score (Georges Delerue). Directed by George Roy Hill (BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNSET KIDTHE STING).

Starring:  Diane Lane (film debut-14 years-old!), Theolonious Bernard, Sally Kellerman, Laurence Olivier (71 years-old).

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APRIL 28 :: THE ART OF THE ARTS SOCIETY Presents The Art of HOLLYWOOD in El Paso
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

APRIL 28 :: THE ART OF THE ARTS SOCIETY Presents The Art of HOLLYWOOD in El Paso

Jay Duncan, Director of the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and Doug Pullen, Program Director of the PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

They will discuss the past and future plans of both organizations -- El Paso's first weekly film series and the World's Largest Classic Film Festival! There will also be a Q&A and a champagne toast. Don't miss it!

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