Coming September 14th…4th annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
We are honored to be partnering with the the Alliance Francaise d'El Paso (Josette Shaunessay) and General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) for the fourth consecutive year. Additionally, the SUNSET FILM SOCIET will be presenting one of the most important and influential films in Cinema history from Germany; which will also be celebrating its 100th Anniversary!
NOTE: All films will be shown in the country's respective language with ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
-- Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase --
Sept. 14th -- LES INTOUCHABLES El Paso Premiere!
Based on a true story, this comedy-drama tells how a millionaire left quadriplegic after an accident –hires the unlikely home-help, Driss, who is from the poor suburbs and just out of prison. It is described as "a feelgood buddy movie" of friendship across the race divide, but also as Le Monde put it, an uncomfortable reminder of modern France, "a society running at two speeds": white Paris bourgeoisie and the deprived, multiracial banlieues. Written and Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano.
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy.
Sept. 21st -- JACK STRONG El Paso Premiere!
True story about the Polish spy who passed Soviet military secrets to the CIA at the height of the Cold War, and may even have averted World War III. Fans of Cold War novelists John le Carré and Tom Clancy should warm up to “Jack Strong,” a gripping political thriller based on the exploits of Ryszard Kuklinski, a high-ranking Polish army officer who shared top-secret Soviet documents with the CIA between 1972 and 1981. Effectively written and directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski, the Polish- and English-language film stars Marcin Dorocinski as Kuklinski (code name: Jack Strong), a colonel who had played a significant role in the Warsaw Pact 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Concerned that Moscow’s martial law plans and nuclear weapon strategies could ignite a firestorm between the Soviets and NATO, with Poland potentially becoming another Hiroshima in the process, Kuklinski starts passing along strategic military information to CIA operations officer David Forden (Patrick Wilson). With its solid performances, nice attention to period detail and a foreboding rumble of a symphonic score by Jan Duszynski, “Jack Strong” adds a unique Eastern Bloc POV to the enduring Cold War movie arsenal.
Starring: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson.
Sept. 28th -- THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI Silent with Music Score
English intertitles with original toning and tinting. CENTENNIAL PRESENTATION!
A German silent film; considered the 1st psychological thriller, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist Cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets. It's importance in the history of Cinema cannot be overemphasized. It is one of the most famous and influential films ever made--lifting the motion picture from low entertainment to High Art. A Must see! A reviewer at the time said: "Not until the final scene do you realize that you haven't been breathing properly."
Starring: Werner Krauss, Lil Dagover, Conrad Veidt.