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The sixth annual festival Aug. 1-11 brought back singer-dancer-actress Rita Moreno to the Plaza Theatre, which she helped save years before with a benefit concert. Rita appeared with West Side Story and The Four Seasons, and read from and signed copies of her autobiography, Rita Moreno. Two child stars from different generations, Margaret O’Brien and Angela Cartwright, also appeared, as did the daughters of actor Burt Lancaster. The festival also paid tribute to influential critic Roger Ebert, who died that year.

Guests

  • Actress Rita Moreno
  • Actress Margaret O’Brien
  • Actress Angela Cartwright
  • Organist Walt Strony
  • My Education
  • Joanne, Sighle and Susan Lancaster (Burt Lancaster’s daughters)
  • Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio
  • Filmmaker Bart Weiss
  • Filmmaker Cory Van Dyke
  • Cinematographer Ellie Ann Fenton
  • Journalist Laura Emerick
  • Critic Sam Adams
  • Critic Gerald Peary

Events

  • Rita Moreno reception, reading and book signings
  • Margaret O’Brien autograph signing
  • Exhibit: “Moving Pictures: Production Art from the Academy Library,” July 28-Sept. 8, El Paso Museum of Art
  • Seminar: Productivity Tools for Indie Filmmakers, with Bart Weiss
  • Texas Film Round-Up

Music

  • Radio La Chusma
  • The Royalty
  • Sorry About Your Sister
  • Windy City

Movies

  • 2046
  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Alphaville
  • Among the Dust of Thieves, with The Morning After, Chimera and For Future Reference
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
  • Art House for Kids: NYICFF Shorts, 2011
  • Art House for Kids: NYICFF Shorts 2012
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Ben-Hur
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • The Big Sleep
  • Black Narcissus
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Burden of Dreams, with Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazon
  • Citizen Kane
  • Clerks
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Dirty Harry
  • Django
  • Dracula (Spanish)
  • The Earrings of Madame De …
  • El Paso Discoveries, Vol. II: Texas Film Round-Up
  • Escape From New York
  • Evil Dead II
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Far Marfa (with Cory van Dyke)
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • The Four Seasons (with Rita Moreno)
  • Ghostlight 48 Hour Film Slam
  • Goodfellas
  • The Good, The Bad, The Indie, Vol. 9
  • The Graduate
  • Gunga Din
  • Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ’86
  • It Came From Outer Space
  • Koyaanisqatsi (with Godrey Reggio)
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Leopard
  • Local Flavor: Shorts I
  • Local Flavor: Shorts II
  • Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (with Margaret O’Brien)
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Now, Voyager
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Phase IV, with Saul Bass’ Quest
  • Possession
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Quiet Man
  • Rebecca
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Sanjuro
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • The Secret Garden (with Margaret O’Brien)
  • Solaris
  • The Sound of Music (with Angela Cartwright)
  • Sullivan’s Travels
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (silent, accompanied by My Education)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (with Joanna, Sighle and Susan Lancaster)
  • The Swimmer (with Joanna, Sighle and Susan Lancaster)
  • Take the High Ground
  • The Thief of Bagdad (silent, accompanied by Walt Strony)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • The Third Man
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Tokyo Story
  • The Train
  • Vicissitude, with Art, Mas de Uno and Noventa
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • West Side Story (with Rita Moreno)
  • White Heat
  • World on a Wire
  • Zero Charisma (with Ellie Ann Fenton)
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars