“Forgotten Hollywood”- El Paso Classic Film Fest in August…

Posted on July 19, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The city of El Paso, TX, is the place to be in early August. The Plaza Classic Film Festival will feature loads of cinema, panel discussions, and A-List stars, including live appearances from Al Pacino (August 4th), Tippi Hedren, and Eva Marie Saint. Without the necessary fanfare, here is the fabulous comprehensive 11-day lineup:



~ AUGUST 2nd A Night to Remember; Tommy

~ AUGUST 3TH – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; On the Waterfront (presented by Eva Marie Saint); Dog Day Afternoon

~ AUGUST 4TH – The Towering InfernoRocky Horror Picture Show

~ AUGUST 5TH The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms; Godzilla; Wings (with a live musical accompaniment); This Property is Condemned;  Casablanca 

~ AUGUST 6TH – My Man Godfrey; A Place in the SunLand Before Time; Sorry Wrong Number; Breakfast at Tiffany’s

~ AUGUST 7TH – This Gun for HireLove Parade; Lassie Come Home; They Were Expendable; The Great Escape

~ AUGUST 8TH – The Invisible Man; E.T., The Extra-Terrestial; Mad Love; The Incredible Shrinking Man

~ AUGUST 9TH To Be or Not To Be; Courage of Lassie; Midway; To Kill a Mockingbird; Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

~ AUGUST 10TH – Shanghai ExpressSummertime; The Birds (presented by Tippi Hedren); The Blob; Mothra; Sabrina; Pulp Fiction

~ AUGUST 11TH – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; An American in Paris; Marnie (presented by Tippi Hedren); Duck Soup; Endless Summer

~ AUGUST 12TH – Titanic (1953); Nothing SacredThe Thomas Crowne AffairThe Sting; Samson and Delilah

   Also on tap: Magical Melies Matinee will feature the silent work of the early French pioneer of cinema (August 11th) with a live musical accompaniment; and an Elvis Live documentary.

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   The Plaza Classic Film Festival is pleased to partner with the El Paso Museum of Art on programming and exhibitions. Please reacquaint yourself with the El Paso Museum of Art before, during and after this year’s Plaza Classic. Enjoy one-of-a-kind exhibitions:

Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 
July 14 – September 16, 2012 / Ginger Francis Seminar Room, El Paso Museum of Art

The work of iconic costume designer Edith Head surveys her creative output while at Paramount Pictures (1924 – 1967). The exhibit includes 40 restored costumes worn by some of Paramount’s biggest stars, including Barbara Stanwyck, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Joan Fontaine, Jane Russell, Veronica Lake, Bob Hope and many more. Also on display will be original design sketches, photographs, a selection of Ms. Head’s personal papers, and five of her eight Academy Award statuettes.



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   For complete information about the Plaza Classic Film Festival, click on the link below:

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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