Our banners just went up around downtown El Paso!
It’s hard to believe, but the El Paso Community Foundation’s 10th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival is just two months away.
We’re celebrating the new banners by announcing 10 more of the movies we’ll be showing at this year’s 10th anniversary edition of the Plaza Classic, which will be Aug. 3-13 in and around the Plaza Theatre. We’re bringing back several “greatest hits” of past Plaza Classics, and plenty of classics we’ve never shown before.
• Psycho (1960), the Hitchcock classic that made a country think twice about showering alone was a bit hit at PCFF 2010.
• To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), a legal drama about race in the South that features a signature performance by Gregory Peck, was an audience favorite at PCFF 2012.
• Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), a revelation on the big screen at our first festival, then called The Movies Return to the Plaza Theatre, in 2008.
• An American in Paris (1951), we showed the six-time Academy Award-winning song-and-dance musical starring Gene Kelly in 2012.
• El Mariachi (1992), Texas writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s low-budget breakthrough makes its PCFF debut.
• Sabrina (1954), featuring Audrey Hepburn as an absolute charmer opposite William Holden and Humphrey Bogart, charmed a big PCFF 2012 audience, too.
• From Russia With Love (1963), the second James Bond movie about the debonair spy’s attempts to help a Russian defector, makes its Plaza Classic debut.
• Shane (1953), the George Stevens drama about a former gunslinger drawn into a conflict between a farmer and a cattle baron, was shown at PCFF 2009.
• The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), a classic ’50s sci-fi black-and-white about an alien visitor who tries to deliver a warning to earthlings, was part of our first festival in 2008.
• The Muppet Movie (1979), kids of all ages will get a kick out of this enduring musical comedy starring Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang, which made its PCFF debut in 2011.
These are in addition to the 20 movies we’ve already announced, including the PCFF debut of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, The Graduate, Jaws, Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Romancing the Stone, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.