On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland


July 20, 2018 to October 28, 2018


El Paso, TX

About the Event:

With its mountain vistas and vast desert landscapes, the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez region has fascinated filmmakers ever since the silent movie era. On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland at the El Paso Museum of History, puts that into focus.

On Location spans 100 years of movie-making on the border and features shooting scripts, posters and lobby cards from Courage Under Fire, Glory Road, Aventurera, The Brave Bulls and other movies made in the El Paso-Juarez area. It also includes an Acme Film Projector used by silent film exhibitors and filmmakers Felix Padilla and Edmundo Padilla, items from the Juarez/Mexico City-based Calderon family of filmmakers, a copy of a letter Steve McQueen sent to Texas Gov. Preston Smith at the conclusion of filming The Getaway in El Paso (courtesy of the Texas Film Commission), and items from movies based on books by El Paso authors Tom Lea and Cormac McCarthy.

Open July 20-October 28 on the second floor of the El Paso Museum of History.
501 N. Santa Fe / 915-212-0320 / history.elpasotexas.gov

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