The El Paso Museum of Art brought films back to its El Paso Energy Auditorium with last September's opening of its Golden Age painting exhibit.
The touring exhibit will leave town after Jan. 6, but the museum's World Cinema Series will continue with films that showcase the Midwest, French cinema, Asian cinema, artists and superheroes.
The winter-spring series opens Jan. 12 with actor-director Gary Sinise's 1992 version of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," starring John Malkovich, followed by the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Jan. 19 and the great Coen Brothers' dark comedy "Fargo" on Jan. 26.
French cinema offerings take over in February, the love month, including the wonderful "Amelie" on Feb. 9 and Francois Ozon's "8 Women" on Feb. 16.
Artists will be highlighted in March, including the 1952 John Huston version of "Moulin Rouge" on March 2, Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in "Lust for Life" on March 16 and David Bowie as Andy Warhol in "Basquiat" on March 3.
Asian cinema will be featured in April, including Yimou Zhang's "Raise the Red Lantern" on April 6 and Paul Schrader's "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters," about author Yukio Mishima, on April 27.
Four recent box-office smashes will be showing during superhero month in May: Christopher Nolan's riveting "The Dark Knight" on May 4, Richard Donner's goofy "Superman the Movie" on May 11, Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" on May 18 and Zach Snyder's "Watchmen," based on the graphic novel, on May 25.
All shows are at 2 p.m. Admission is a $3 donation, free for EPMA members and children 12 and under. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of books for the museum's Algur H. Meadows Library.