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Nine for nine: PCFF 2016 announces first titles


May 12

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival turns 9-years-old when it returns Aug. 4-14, 2016. So, in honor of that, we are announcing of nine of the movies we’ll be showing this year:

• Francis Ford Coppola’s epic 1979 Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now (1979), Aug. 7

• Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman heat up in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Aug. 4

• Academy Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s career-making Amores Perros (2000), Aug. 5

• Irene Dunne in Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical version of Edna Ferber’s novel Show Boat (1936), Aug. 8

• Legendary ghoul Borlis Karloff in Frankenstein (1931), Aug. 6

• Jean Cocteau’s surrealistic masterpiece Orpheus (1950), Aug. 7

• John Landis’ horror comedy An American Werewolf in London (1981), Aug. 12

• Gregory Peck in the World War II drama Twelve O’Clock High (1949), Aug. 6 (new date)

• Robert Redford runs for office in The Candidate (1972), Aug. 14