The Plaza Theatre hosts the indie film festival.
Hollywood meets Sun City at the annual El Paso Film Festival.
By Ashley M. Biggers
The Plaza Classic Film Festival has been going strong for more than 12 years, but the iconic community event has an upstart cousin in the El Paso Film Festival. Founded in 2018 by filmmaker Carlos Corral and the El Paso Filmmakers organization, the festival has already become one of the largest showcases of independently made narrative and documentary films in the Southwest. In 2019, Hollywood director, writer, and producer Robert Rodriguez (known for films like El Mariachi and Sin City) led the lineup of masterclass workshops. However, the screenings at the festival, usually held each October, are the highlights for cinephiles. elpasofilmfestival.org