Did you know there was a time when the Borderland was a hot spot for major Hollywood location shootings?.

This month, as an homage to the days when Hollywood came to El Paso, Sunset Film Society is presenting free screenings of movies filmed in our area.

So if you’re looking to put a little local film history in your life on a Saturday afternoon, consider taking in a movie at the International Museum of Art.

Not only is the flick free to see, admission to the museum is free as well. The movies, all carefully curated family favorites and timeless classics, are screened in the beautiful 168 seat auditorium inside the historic Henry Trost building the International Museum of Art calls home.

Each screening is hosted by life long film fan, historian and collector Jay Duncan in association with Sunset Film Society. The International Museum of Art is located at 1211 Montana in the Turney Mansion.


March 4, 2017 – Take the High Ground – 2 p.m.

Filmed entirely at Fort Bliss, and starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden.


March 11, 2017 – The Getaway – 2 p.m.

Filmed mostly in El Paso and Fabens. Starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, and Sally Struthers.


March 18, 2017 – The Border – 2 p.m.

Starring Jack Nicholson as an Immigration Enforcement agent, and Harvey Keitel. Filmed entirely in El Paso in 1980.