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Sunset Film Society announces special programs for October at International Museum of Art

With the days getting shorter, and the calendar turning to October, the Sunset Film Society says it’s time to celebrate the season with heart-pounding suspense and atmosphere for Halloween.

Howling winds and rain, creaky doors, a phantom forest, an unearthly painting, children spawned from another world, specially selected Short Subjects and the Cinema’s first vampire are all part of this October’s Special terror lineup by the Sunset Film Society.

“Yes, it’s the Season of the unknown, the unfamiliar and heart-racing thrills! Never fear, there is no gore; only suspense and atmosphere to celebrate the Chill in the coming of Fall,” shared Jay Duncan, Director of the Sunset Film Society

The showings start at 2 p.m. Saturdays, with the exception of October 26th, when the International Museum Of Art will be presenting the 5th annual “Murder at the Museum” at 7pm.

“This is a live Murder Mystery Party, and it is up to you to determine who is guilty by collecting clues provided by a cast of characters. Plan on getting your tickets early and coming in costume,” Duncan added.

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

Freshly Popped Theater Popcorn, Beverages, Candy & Snacks Available for Purchase

October Schedule:

October 5, 2019 — NOSFERATU, A Symphony of Terror (1922) Germany B&W Silent with Music Score

October 12, 2019 — Classic 1960s Television Double-Feature: THRILLER (1961) & THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1965)

October 19, 2019 — VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)

October 26, 2019 — NO MOVIE! Purchase tickets and support the 5th annual “Murder at the Museum” – 7P.M. ~ A LIVE Murder Mystery Party!

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Metamorphosis Art Exhibit to open at International Museum of Art

This Saturday, an opening reception will be celebrated for the Metamorphosis Art to Treasure III exhibit, which features artwork made from recycled materials.

The artists created the pieces for the annual contest in a community project spearheaded by El Dorado High School art teacher and event organizer Candace Printz.

The event is part of the It’s Your World community art project, in which participants create artwork from recycled material and raises awareness about environmental conservation, and Green Hope Project, a new nonprofit that is an offshoot of It’s Your World.

El Dorado students and community members involved in the project regularly take part in desert cleanups and turn the trash into art. The contest for the Metamorphosis exhibit invited all community members in the El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez area to enter their artwork created from recycled materials.

In addition to promoting the arts and recycling, the Metamorphosis exhibit supports non-profits in the area, such as the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition, which helps preserve the local land, and MuttLove Dog Rescue, which helps take care of abandoned or sick animals that the It’s Your World community project members have found at the desert cleanups.

Proceeds from the sale of select works at the exhibit will go to one of these organizations or Green Hope Project.

At the event, both groups and the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services will set up informational booths. MuttLove also will have a dog adoption event. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ and the event will be catered.

Award winners will be presented at 3 p.m. during the reception.

The Metamorphosis Art to Treasure III exhibit will be on display from April 27 through May 17 at the International Museum of Art.

What:             Metamorphosis Trash to Treasure III recycled art exhibition

Who:               El Dorado High School art students and teacher; El Paso, New Mexico and Mexico artists; community members

Where:           International Museum of Art |   1211 Montana Avenue

When:             Saturday, April 27, 2019 –  Reception from 2 to 4 p.m., awards at 3 p.m.

International Museum of Art Launches IndieGoGo Campaign

On Saturday, the International Museum of Art launched an online fundraising campaign to support their Collections Management Campaign.

Officials began the fundraising campaign via the fundrasing site IndieGoGo.

“The goal of this campaign is to raise support for cataloging, appraising and caring for the museum’s permanent collection,” officials shared via a news release.

“Please help us spread the word by emailing our link to your friends and family. It is very important to the museum’s board members that we preserve and protect El Paso’s history,” officials added.

Established in 1946, the International Museum of Art (IMoA) is El Paso’s first museum and occupies the 43,000 sq. ft. William and Iva Turney home designed by famed architect Henry Trost.

The museum is run by the International Association for the Visual Arts, a Texas nonprofit 501 (c) 3 volunteer organization.

For more information about the museum, visit their facebook or web page.

Sunset Film Society to Host Classic Movie Love Stories for February

For the month of Feburary, film historian, educator, writer, archivist, publisher, collector and host Jay Duncan has a series of classic movie love stories at the International Museum of Art via the Sunset Film Society.

As part of the on-going Saturday afternoon tradition, the Sunset Film Society will present their ‘Bittersweet Romance’ series.

Duncan shares, “In matters of the heart, there are universal truths. Love, infatuation, betrayal, heartbreak and strength are inherent in us all. The Sunset Film Society has assembled four films spanning nearly 40-years which feature such timeless themes”

The presentations start at 2:00 p.m. with Jay’s insightful commentary, anecdotes and the facts behind the films.  As always, there is free admission, free parking and a full-service concession stand with freshly popped theater popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks.

For patron’s convenience, the door on Brown Street will be open at 1:30pm to enter directly downstairs into the auditorium.

February 2, 2019 — CASABLANCA (1942)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards and winning 3 (Best Picture, Director & Screenplay) CASABLANCA is on most every list of the “Greatest Films of All Time” and the personal favorite of many. An American expatriate must choose between his love for a woman
and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

Peppered with memorable scenes and dialog which have become part of our consciousness. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Music by Max Steiner. Based on the unproduced stage play “Everybody Comes To Rick’s” by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. Screenplay by
brothers Julius and Philip Epstein and Howard Koch. Dynamite ensemble cast!

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains.


February 9, 2019 — BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945)

The thrill, pain and tenderness of an illicit affair is realized as two married middle-age strangers meet at a train station and find themselves drawn into a short but poignant romance. Intense and unforgettable in the dour gray England of 1945.

Underscored by the swirling Second Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff. Adapted by Noel Cowardfrom his 1936 one-act play “Still Life.” Straightforward and quiet direction by David Lean, notable for such epics as BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAII, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, and DR. ZHIVAGO.

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Joyce Carey Stanley Holloway.


February 16, 2019 — ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

Gregory Peck is a reporter and Audrey Hepburn is a royal princess out to see Rome on her own and incognito. Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress in her American movie debut, as did the Screenplay and Costume Design. Directed by William Wyler (BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, BEN-HUR).

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert.


February 23, 2019 — SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980)

A contemporary playwright falls in love with a woman in a seventy-year-old photograph and sets out to find the object of his affection. Heartfelt and sensitive adaptation by Richard Matheson of his 1975 novel, “Bid Time Return”, and featuring a lovely music score by John Barry. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright.

Annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibit Set to Open Thursday, Will Run Through January

Once again the International Museum of Art will be playing host to the the annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibit.

In addition to the opening of the exhibit, awards will be presented by the Sun Bowl Association Executive Director during the night’s festivities.

Sun Bowl officials say, “This is a great opportunity to showcase the great artists that are in El Paso. ” Admission to the event, and the exhibit is free.

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest’s longest running art exhibit. Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.

The exhibit will run from November through January.

The event starts at 5 p.m. with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres being served.  The awards ceremony starts at 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, November 8

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Place: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Street

Sunset Film Society Unveils November Schedule for Films

Multi-million dollar talent is showcased during this month of Thanksgiving, as the Sunset Film Society presents stories of determination and inspiration.

Among the movies this month, the showings will feature Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron, Tobey Maguire, Robert De Niro and Max Von Sydow.

In addition to the regular showings at the International Museum of Art’s Theater (1211 Montana Avenue), there will be a Special Sunday Screening of ‘Meetings with Remarkable Men’ at 2pm on Sunday, November 4th.

For theater patron’s convenience, the door on Brown Street will be open at 1:30pm to enter directly downstairs into the auditorium, with showtimes at 2 pm.  As always, freshly-popped Theater Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks will be available for purchase.

November 3, 2018 — AWAKENINGS (Columbia: 1990) Color

November 4, 2018 — MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN (Enterprise: 1979) Color -El Paso Premiere!-

November 10, 2018 — THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (Buena Vista: 1999) Color

November 17, 2018 — GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax: 1997) Color

November 24, 2018 — FINDING FORRESTER (Columbia: 2000) Color

Film-by-film details:

November 3 — AWAKENINGS -121 minutes- Based on Oliver Sacks’s 1973 memoir of the same title. It’s the story of Malcolm Sayer, who, in 1969, discovered beneficial effects of the drug L-Dopa. He administered it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades and have to deal with a new life in a new time. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards. Directed by Penny Marshall. Music by Randy Newman.

Starring: Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Robert De Niro.

November 4 — MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MEN -108 minutes- Peter Brook, one of the pioneers of the experimental theatre movement of the 1950s and 1960s was the director of Meetings with Remarkable Men. Based on the1963 book by Asian mystic G. I. Gurdijeff, here played by Dragan Maksimovic. Gurdijeff devotes his entire existence, from youth to old age, in a quest of the meaning of life. He eventually develops a form of meditation incorporating modern dance. Terence Stamp who plays Prince Lubovedsky, briefly retreated from his career after this picture in favor of Eastern meditation. A rare opportunity for anyone in the outside world to be allowed to observe this form of sacred dance that the Sufis have been using for thousands of years. Sponsored by The Gurdjieff Foundation of Texas.
Starring: Dragan Maksimović, Natasha Parry, Terence Stamp.
November 10 — THE CIDER HOUSE RULES -125 minutes- John Irving wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name, which tells the coming-of-age of Homer Wells, who lives in a World War II-era Maine orphanage run by a doctor who performs illegal abortions. Winner of two Academy Awards. Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat).

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine (Winner, Best Supporting Actor).

November 17 — GOOD WILL HUNTING -126 minutes- A 20-year-old South Boston laborer (Matt Damon), is an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist (Robin Williams) and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Starring: Matt Damon, Minnie Driver, Robin Williams (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor). November 24 — FINDING FORRESTER -136 minutes- An African-American teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

Starring: Sean Connery, Anna Paquin, F. Murray Abraham.

For more info, visit the Sunset Film society’s website.

Sunset Film Society Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with ‘Peter Pan’ on July 7th

July marks the 3rd Anniversary of weekly film showings by the Sunset Film Society at the International Museum Of Art, and the community is invited to the celebration.

To celebrate, the society will spend the month of July showcasing some of the best animated features ever produced, starting with the Walt Disney classic, ‘Peter Pan.’

“What better way for the entire family to celebrate Saturdays in July than in the cool auditorium of the International Museum Of Art watching some of the finest examples of Disney and Pixar animation ever produced…beginning with one of the most memorable Disney cell-animated features of the ’50s, followed by 3 Pixar computer generated masterpieces, children of all ages are sure to temporarily escape the troubles of the real world and enjoy adventures in the “reel” world,” society officials shared.

Every Saturday, families are invited to 1211 Montana Avenue to escape the sweltering afternoon heat of the Southwest Summer, heading downstairs at the historic International Museum of Art’s auditorium.  There attendees can watch the movies, free, while enjoying the freshly-popped theater popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks available for purchase.

Hosted by Jay Duncan, he shares his wealth of knowledge, personal exhibits of his own movie memorabilia and in-depth behind-the-scenes knowledge at each and every screening.

Jay’s connection to classic movies started on a Saturday evening – January 19, 1985  to be specific – on El Paso’s only independent television station at the time, KCIK-TV Channel 14, hosting “Jay’s Pix.”  That program led 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.

For the convenience of the movie-goers, the door on Brown Street will be open at 1:30pm, to allow attendees to enter directly downstairs into the auditorium.   Following the July 7th presentation, officials will host an anniversary celebration.

July’s Film Schedule

July 7 — PETER PAN (RKO: 1953) -76 minutes- TECHNICOLOR Walt Disney’s 14th animated feature film was based on the 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J.M. Barrie. Filled with memorable characters and images, the production also boasts a wonderful music score by Oliver Wallace and songs by Frank Churchill. Follow the “second star to the right-straight on ’till morning” and it’s off to Never Land to see Captain Hook, the Mermaid Lagoon, the Lost Boys, an Indian tribe a hungry crocodile and Tinker Bell! Wonderful. A Must See! Featuring the voice talents of: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conreid

July 14 — TOY STORY (Buena Vista: 1995) -81 minutes- Color The first feature-length computer-animated film and the first feature film produced by Pixar. Taking place in a world where anthropomorphic toys pretend to be lifeless when humans are present, the film’s plot focuses on the relationship between Woody, an old-fashioned pullstring cowboy doll (voiced by Tom Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (voiced by Tim Allen), as they evolve from rivals competing for the affections of Andy, their owner. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, this animated film realized a sophistication of realism and production design never before seen! Directed by John Lasseter.

Additional voice talents: Don Rickles, Annie Potts, Jim Varney, John Ratzenberger.

July 21 — THE INCREDIBLES (Walt Disney Pictures: 2004) -115 minutes- Color 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 a former fan who now plots to wipe out all superheroes with his killer robot. 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. A sequel, The Incredibles 2 opened in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Featuring the voice talents of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson.

July 28 — UP! (Walt Disney Studios: 2009) -96 minutes- Color An elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) and an earnest boy named Russell (Jordan Nagai) tie thousands of balloons to a house, and set out to fulfill a dream to see the wilds of South America and complete a promise made to Carl’s late wife, Ellie. The film received 5 Academy Award nominations…including Best Picture, making it only the second animated film to do so (Beauty and the Beast). Co-written and directed by Pete Docter. Up! was Pixar’s first film to be originally presented in Disney Digital 3-D. Moving and poignant.

Additional voice talents: Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger.

For more information, visit the Sunset Film Society’s webpage.

El Dorado High to Host Environmental Service Art Contest Reception

El Dorado High School will host a special reception to recognize the winners of the Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure art contest on April 23 at the International Museum of Art.

The contest, which is part of the It’s Your World community art project, asked participants to create art work with recycled material and help raise awareness about environmental conservation. More than 440 art submissions ranging in four different category levels — elementary, middle, high school, and adults — were submitted; of those 116 pieces were selected to be part of the art show. The art show was open to members of the El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces community.

Candace Printz, art teacher at the school and event organizer, said she was impressed with the art work and grateful to have such a great number of diverse artists participate in the event.

“This has been a great learning process for me and my students,” Printz said. “We have grown artistically and have become like a family working together to make this event successful. We are really invested in this and grateful that the community came forward to participate. I hope it continues next year.”

The gallery will be open to the public from 1-4 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Prior to the gallery viewing, art show winners will have a private showing with Chelsea Clinton. She visited El Dorado High School last school year to honor Printz for winning the Its Your World community project contest sponsored by Barnes & Noble.

Clinton told Printz and El Dorado High School that she would return for the opening of the art show.

Winners of the art contest will earn cash-value prizes, and have their artwork showcased at the International Museum of Art until May 3. The art will continue to be displayed in Juarez and Las Cruces in separate showings. Several art pieces will be for sale. Artists will donate 50 percent of their proceeds to local non-profit organizations such as the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition (CDEC), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Humane Society of El Paso.

The opening reception will include refreshments and live music. El Dorado students will display statistics and data of items they found in the area deserts during their clean-up project. They created art work with the items they found. The Environmental Services Department will give a presentation about items that can and cannot be recycled, and non-profit organizations will have informational booths.

What:             El Dorado High School art contest Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure opening reception, art showing with Chelsea Clinton

Who:               El Dorado students, art contest winners, Chelsea Clinton, local non-profits, community members, sponsors and donors, SISD administration, faculty

Where:           International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave.

When:             Sunday, April 23, 2017  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. private party with Chelsea Clinton

1:30 p.m. awards ceremony

1-4 p.m. opening reception, open to the public

Metamorphosis Trash to Treasure Flyer

El Dorado High School Launches Environmental Service Art Contest

El Dorado High School invites the El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces community to participate in the school’s art contest, Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure, to raise awareness about environmental concerns.

The contest, which is part of the It’s Your World community art project, will allow participants to work with recycled material to make creative art. Winners will earn cash-value prizes, participate in a meet-and-greet with Chelsea Clinton, and have their artwork showcased at the International Museum of Art.

Contest guidelines can be found in the It’s Your World project website  and click on the Competition link.

Artists may participate by submitting a photo of the artwork before midnight, March 31 to Award winners will be announced during a reception at 1:30 p.m. April 23 at the International Museum of Art.

For more information, contact Candie Printz by phone at 731-6271 or by e-mail at

What:         El Dorado High School art contest Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure

Who:           El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces community

Where:        International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave

When:         Entry deadline: Midnight, March 31

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