KTEP - El Paso, Texas

On Film

Saturdays at 11am

On Film has aired weekly on KTEP since 1993 and covers contemporary and classic films, filmmaking, film industry developments and the talents of local filmmakers through insightful interviews, reviews and commentary.

Charles talks with Austin filmmaker Rowdy Stovall about the release of his film "Mexican Sunrise," which was released in 2005. The film was screened at Cannes, but took a while before getting real distribution. Stovall talks about what he's learned in that long process. "Mexican Sunrise" premieres Sept 21 at Premiere Cinemas at Bassett Place.  Aired Sept. 22, 2012.

Charles talks with Sarah DiLeo and Mark Johnson, producers of the 2012 film "Bless Me, Ultima," the film adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's classic book. They talk about the making of the film and the challenges in marketing it to a mass audience. www.blessmeultima.com Aired Sept. 29, 2012.

Charles talks to filmmaker Charlie Minn, whose latest film, "The New Juarez," provides an update on the drug-fueled murders in Ciudad Juarez. Over the last year, the murder rate in Juarez has decreased from 8 murders a day to 1 murder a day. The film examines the reasons behind the decrease. The film is screening at Bassett Place Premiere Cinemas for a limited time. Aired Oct. 6, 2012.

Charles talks with Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art; and Laura Zamarripa, Community Engagement Manager with the El Paso Museum of Art, about the museum's newest film series, which is being held in conjunction with the exhibition "Rembrandt, Rubens and the Golden Age of Painting." Films are screening Saturdays through November, and include features such as "Elizabeth," "The Madness of King George," and "Man in the Iron Mask." www.elpasoartmuseum.org Aired Oct 13, 2012.

Charles talks with playwright Camilla Carr. Carr is the co-founder of Frontera Rep, a repertory company which is presenting Carr's play "All About Bette: An Interlude with Bette Davis," a work which took 2 years of intensive research and which portrays Bette Davis from age 21 to 81. Carr talks about the remarkable life of this incomparable movie star. Highlights from the play will be presented at a fundraising performance on Oct 27 at 6 p.m., at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre.