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July 28 - August 7, 2022 • El Paso, TX



June 11

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival plans to go where no Plaza Classic has gone before with “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” It’s the first Star Trek movie to be part of the festival, which returns for its eighth year Aug. 6-16.

“Wrath of Khan,” released in 1982, features William Shatner, the late Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban in deadly clash between the reunited crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and a genetically engineered and vengeful villain. “Star Trek,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, was created by El Paso native Gene Roddenberry.

It is one of 12 more Plaza Classic titles being announced today:

• “Funny Face” (1957) — Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in the beloved musical, set in the fashion world.

• “The Caine Mutiny” (1954) — Humphrey Bogart stirs up tensions aboard a post-war Navy minesweeper.

• “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) — A sultry romantic drama with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty.

• “The Miracle Worker” (1962) — Oscar winners Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft turn in riveting performances as Helen Keller and her determined teacher.

• “Adam’s Rib” (1949) — The Spencer Tracey-Katharine Hepburn comedy about married attorneys on opposite sides of the courtroom.

• “El Bombero Atomico” (1952) — Mexican comic Cantinflas as a fireman-turned-cop caring for his goddaughter.

• “Horse Feathers” (1932) — The Marx Brothers tackle college football.

• “Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion” (1950) — The duo is tricked into joining the Legion.

• “Selena” (1997) — Jennifer Lopez plays the late Tejano singing star, who died 20 years ago.

• “The Black Stallion” (1979) — A heartwarming children’s tale about a boy and a horse who overcome tragedy together.

• “Spaceballs” (1987) — Mel Brooks sends up the Star Wars movies.

Tickets go on sale in early July. Festival passes are $200 and include admission to all ticketed events, an express lane and more. Film Club passes, for teenagers 14 to 18, are $100. They are available at 915-533-4020 and plazaclassic.com.