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Friday Night Flicks — The UTEP film series is offered at 6 p.m. selected Fridays the Union Cinema, Union Building East, First Floor. Tickets: $3 ($2 UTEP students, faculty, staff and alumni (also available at Ticketmaster.com). Movie combos: $5 (includes hot dog, popcorn and a drink). Information: 747-5648, sa.utep.edu/osl or on Facebook at UTEP/OSL.
• Sept. 29: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. w.
• Oct. 13: Cars 3
• Oct. 27: Annabelle: Creation
Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live concludes the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30. Friday: Hotel Transylvania 2. Saturday: Hocus Pocus. Showtimes are at dusk (about 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
Film Salon — The Film Salon meets at the first Saturday of the month at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo. Showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 is “A Fistful of Dollars” as part of the Kurosawa and Beyond series. Tickets: $3; available at drafthouse.com. Information: filmsalon.org.
The salon will also host a showing of “King Kong” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.
Jay’s Pix Presents at the International Museum — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host film presentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana (door on Brown Street open at 1:30 p.m. to enter directly into auditorium). Presentations include commentary, anecdotes and facts behind the films. Admission is free; donations and museum membership appreciated. Popcorn, beverages, candy and snacks available for purchase. No movie Oct. 21. Information: 543-6747 (museum), internationalmuseumofart.net.
• Oct. 7: “Play Misty For Me” (1971).Clint Eastwood made his directorial debut with this taut and effective tale of obsession. Eastwood plays a night radio disc jockey in Carmel-by-the-Sea who receives a phone call requesting “Misty,” and a nightmare begins.
• Oct. 14: “Falling Down” (1993). Michael Douglas plays a middle-age man whose world falls apart, causing him to react with increasing violence.
• Oct. 28: “The Others” (2001). Nicole Kidman plays is a devoutly religious mother who moves her family to the English coast during World War II to await word on her missing husband, in this award winning horror-gothic film.
Kern Place Movie in the Park — Kern Place Association’s free family movie night is at dusk Saturday, Oct. 8, at Madeline Park. featuring “Trolls” (PG). Information: kernplace.org.
Pax Christi Film Series — The series presents a screening of the documentary “Racing Extinction” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at St. Joseph School auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking lot across from rectory). The film follows undercover activists trying to prevent the destruction of half of all species on earth. Discussion will follow. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: 740-3962.
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents the 1959 classic “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” at noon Sunday, Oct. 15, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s gallery, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. The box office hit was based on the novel by Jules Verne. Interior scenes were filmed in New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns. Admission is free, but reservations strongly recommended; RVSP via ardovinos.com.
Movie Nite on the Lawns — The Fountains at Farah, 888 Gateway West, hosts free movies through the end of October at 7:30 p.m. every Friday, curated the Plaza Classic Film Fest. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Admission is free. Information: fountainsatfarah.com.
Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors, military and students with ID; $5 children and society members); $5 on Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or mesillavalleyfilm.org.
• Sept. 29-Oct. 5: “Manhattan Short Film Festival.” View and vote on the finalist films in this 20th annual international festival of short films. No matinee Sept. 30.
• Oct. 6-12: “The Glass Castle,” A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Bree Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.
• Oct. 13-19: “The Trip To Spain.” Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a six-part road trip through Spain, sampling foods and sights along the way.
• Oct. 20-26: “Pop Aye.” In Thai with subtitles. A disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok, then takes his elephant across Thailand in search of the farm where they grew up together.
Oct. 26 show at 1:30 p.m., no evening show.
• Oct. 27-Nov. 2: “I Dream in Another Language.” In Spanish with subtitles. A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language.
No matinee Oct. 28.
Screening of the documentary “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World” is 4 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history.
Roger Corman’s ”A Little Shop of Horrors” will be shown at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater tickets are $7 ($6 seniors and military; $5 ages 4-12). Planetarium show is $5 ($4 seniors, military and children). Ages 3 and under free. Museum/IMAX combo tickets available. Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840, nmspacemuseum.org or on Facebook. Now showing:
• “Aircraft Carrier,” 11:05 a.m. and 1:10 and 4:05 p.m.
• ”National Parks Adventures,” 10:10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
• “Back to the Moon for Good,” 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
• Planetarium Star Show is at 11:40 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.
The theater features the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Laser full dome planetarium projection system.
Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay Duncan prepared this list of top monthly “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by studio and release date (subject to change):
• Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.) — Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Continuation of Ridley Scott’s 1982 groundbreaking classic.
• The Florida Project (A24) — Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto. Directed by Sean Baker.
• My Little Pony: The Movie (Lionsgate) — Animation. Featuring the voices of Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by Jayson Thiessen. Based on the long-running TV series.
• Una (Eammon) — Ruby Stokes, David Shields, Rooney Mara. Directed by Benedict Andrews.
• The Foreigner (STX) — Jackie Chan, Katie Leung, Pierce Brosnan. Directed by Martin Campbell.
• Marshall (Open Road) — Dan Stevens, Kate Hudson, Chadwick Boseman. Directed by Reginald Hudlin.
• Mother! (Paramount) — Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
• The Snowman (Universal) — Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Fassbender, Chloë Sevigny. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
• Geostorm (Warner Bros.) — Jeremy Ray Taylor, Abbie Cornish, Gerard Butler. Directed by Dean Devlin.
• Insidious: The Last Key (Sony) — Javier Botet, Lin Shaye, Josh Stewart. Directed by Adam Robitel; 3rd in series begun in 2011.
• The Mountain Between Us (20th Century-Fox) — Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad.
• Same Kind of Different as Me (Paramount) — Jon Voight, Renée Zellweger, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Michael Carney.
• Wonderstruck (Amazon) — Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams. Directed by Todd Haynes.
• All I See Is You (Open Road) — Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Blake Lively. Directed by Marc Forster.
• Cloverfield Movie (Paramount) — Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Julius Onah
• Jigsaw (Lionsgate) — Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie. Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.
• Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. PG-13
• A Ghost Story. R
• The Book of Henry. PG-13.
• Baby Driver. R
• Wish Upon. PG-13
• The Beguiled. R
• The House. R
• Girl Trip. R
• Personal Shopper. R.
• Kidnap. R
• Cars 3. G
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