Sunset film Society Presents: "How the West Was Won"

June 17, 2017
2:00 PM
1211 Montana Ave. El Paso, TX 79902

International Museum of Art
Free admission and parking
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: 1962) 164 minutes, Color

Starring: George Peppard, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda, Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck, Carolyn Jones, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorhead, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, James Stewart. Narrated by Spencer Tracy Written by James R. Webb Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall. Stirring score by Alred Newman

Set between 1839 and 1889, the film follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was filmed and originally presented in the curved-screen three-projector CINERAMA process, and was only the 2nd storytelling film in this process, after THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM in 1962. The epic was presented as a roadshow attraction, with elevated ticket prices and the ads read: “24 Great Stars in the Mightiest Adventure Ever Filmed!” The four different sections include: “The Plains” (1851) “The Civil War” (1861-65), “The Railroad” (1868), “The Outlaws” (1868), and “Epilogue” (1960s). Nominated for eight Academy Awards, The SUNSET FILM SOCIETY is pleased to be partnering with the Railroad Museum for this Special Event, which will include the OVERTURE, INTERMISSION / ENTR’ ACTE and EXIT MUSIC as originally shown in 1962

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