2nd Annual International Film Festival
September 9, 2017
1211 Montana Ave. El Paso, TX 79902
- International Museum of Art
- Contact Phone Number:
- (915) 543-6747
For the second year, the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY and the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to be presenting the 2nd annual INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. We will be showing films from France, Mexico, Poland and Spain and are honored to be partnering with the Alliance Francaise d’El Paso (Josette Shaughnessy), General Casimir Pulaski Polish American Society of El Paso (Joanna K. Sikorski) and the Consul Honoraria de España en El Paso (Martha Vera).
Film historian, educator, writer, archivist, publisher, collector and host Jay Duncan returns to the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART with Saturday afternoon film presentations. He was the first to bring a weekly series of Classic Films to El Paso Southwest venues and provide historical background and encourage audience participation and discussion.
Sept. 9 - LE HUITIEME JOUR (“The Eighth Day”) from Belgium / French with English Subtitles The story of a developing friendship between a busy businessman played by Daniel Auteuil and an institutionalized young man with Down Syndrome played by Pascal Duquenne. Nominated for the Palme d’Or award, the top prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. both Auteuil and Duquenne were awarded Best Actor for their respective roles. This was the first time in the Cannes Festival’s history that two actors had shared the award. The film was also nominated for a Cesar Award and a Golden Glove Award. Also featured in the movie is actress Miou-Miou. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.