SUNSET FILM SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART
1211 Montana Avenue - El Paso, Texas - (915) 543-6747 Website: internationalmuseumofart.net
Film historian, educator, writer, archivist, publisher, collector and host Jay Duncan
returns to the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART with Saturday afternoon film presentations.
He was the first to bring a weekly series of Classic Films to El Paso Southwest venues
and provide historical background and encourage audience participation and discussion.
When Duncan introduced his weekly television program "Jay's Pix" on Saturday evening January 19, 1985 on El
Paso's only independent television station, KCIK-TV Channel 14, little did he realize that it would undergo a
transformation leading to the formation of the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY in August of 2013...El Paso's very first
film society -- “Presenting and Celebrating Films of Yesteryear.”
Plan now on spending your Saturday afternoons with Jay at 2:00PM for insightful commentary, anecdotes
and the Facts Behind the Films!
Saturdays at 2:00PM Free Admission! Free Parking!
November 2, 2019 -- Classic 1960s Television:
THRILLER (1961) & ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1965) - re-scheduled from October 12! -
November 9, 2019 -- LOST HORIZON (1937) -132 minutes- Black & White
November 10, 2019 -- THE IVA TURNEY SOCIETY FOR ARTS & ADVENTURE
SUE TAYLOR, Curator of the NM Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, NM speaks on "SPACE RACE WOMEN: SCIENTISTS, COMPUTERS AND ASTRONAUT WIVES" (~ 2p.m. in the Auditorium ~)
November 16, 2019 -- THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1949) -114 minutes Black & White
November 23, 2019 -- HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986) -106 minutes- Color
November 30, 2019 -- THE COURT JESTER (1956) -101 minutes- TECHNICOLOR
-- Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase -
During this month of THANKSGIVING, The SUNSET FILM SOCIETY offers an idealized world of Peace and Tranquility, a man of Individuality and Principle, an Academy Award-winning story of three sisters and the men in their orbit and a Comedy Classic featuring a unique talent. Also, we have re-scheduled our Special October 12th double-bill presentation of classic suspense television, which wasn't shown due to maintenance in the Museum. At this time of year, and throughout the year...let us all be truly grateful for our health and those important in our lives. May you and yours have a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"
November 2 -- THRILLER (1961) "THE GRIM REAPER" (re-scheduled from October 12) Celebrity author Beatrice Graves purchases a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper, but her nephew Paul warns her that most of its previous owners have died violently. She scoffs-until blood appears on the Reaper's blade. Screenplay by Robert Bloch (Psycho), Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Directed by Hershel Daugherty. Hosted by Boris Karloff. Starring: William Shatner, Natalie Schafer, Henry Daniell. PLUS...
THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1965) "AN UNLOCKED WINDOW" A serial killer is in the area where some private nurses have locked themselves in a large house, except for one basement window. Screenplay by James Bridges, from the story by Ethel Lina White. Music by Bernard Herrmann, Cinematography by Stanley Cortez, Directed by Joseph M. Newman. A memorable episode with a knockout finale...certainly a first for television! Hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring: Dana Wynter, John Kerr, Louise Latham.
November 9 -- LOST HORIZON (1937) In these days of wars and rumors of wars, haven't you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight? So has every man since time began. Sometimes he calls it Utopia - sometimes the Fountain of Youth...sometimes Shangri-la, as in James Hilton's 1933 novel. If Man can DREAM it, maybe one day he can MAKE IT SO! Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Screenplay by Robert Riskin. Directed by Frank Capra. Hear a rare 1950 recording of James Hilton recalling "Lost Horizon." Starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Thomas Mitchell, Margo and Sam Jaffe as the High Lama.
Lost Horizon (1937) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]
November 10 -- THE IVA TURNEY SOCIETY FOR ARTS & ADVENTURE Located in Alamogordo, NM, the New Mexico Museum of Space History Curator SUE TAYLOR speaks on the Unsung Women in the Space Program...women who have contributed massive amounts of information that helped to launch the Space Race; who have been hidden from the world. Some were engineers. Others worked on satellites. Thanks to the film, Hidden Figures, Katherine Johnson and other Computers is now a household word. But how about Barbara Paulson, Pearl Young and Susan Finley? What contributions did they make? The same can be said about the wives of the Astronauts. We all know about Scott Carpenter, John Glenn and all the other men who were America’s first astronauts. But what do we know about Rene Carpenter, dubbed the undisputed prom queen of the early space program, or Annie Glenn, who suffered from and later conquered a severe speech impediment, or all the other wives of the space explorers? They may not have flown but they were just as important to the space program providing emotional support for their husbands.
November 16 -- THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1949) An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. Based on the novel and written for the screen by Ayn Rand. Music by Max Steiner. Directed by King Vidor. Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey.
Fountainhead, The (1949) Trailer
November 23 -- HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986) Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest) and the men in their lives.
Featuring: Writer/Director Woody Allen, Maureen O'Sullivan, Michael Caine, Carrie Fisher.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Original Trailer HD
November 30 -- THE COURT JESTER (1956) A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king. A witty spoof of medieval swashbuckler movies showcases Danny Kaye at his nimble, tongue-twisting best. And remember..."The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!"
Featuring: Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury.
The Court Jester - Trailer