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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.

Scott McGee, Senior Director of Program Production at Turner Classsic Movies , joined us to discuss the channel's immense history and impact. This year commemorates 25 years since the channel's inception. Scott also discussed the success the organization had this year as it hosted its 10th annual film festival, and its upcoming cruise. 

For the past five decades, Leonard Maltin has been reviewing and analyizing films from all across the world. However this year, the accalaimed critic is exploring a new venture - running a film festival. Leonard Maltin spoke with us this week about his upcoming festival, Maltin Fest, that runs from May 10 - 12 at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. From his years of expirience, the excitment and emotion he gets from watching a film, to the titles that will be running during Maltin Fest, Leonard Maltin had plenty to discuss. 

Re-air of August 4, 2018

An improbably good film about a lonely, aging assassin who spends his day reflecting back on a difficult life, somehow manages to include Adolf Hitler and the Bigfoot in its story - and some El Paso talent had a big hand on bringing this film to completion. This week, we visited with writer and director Bob Krzykowski to discuss his feature film debut "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot." 

Guest host, Kyle Alvarado, brought in local filmmaker and Creative Director for the El Paso Film Festival, Carlos Corral, to discuss the exapanding film industry within El Paso. From the increase in media and political attention to a variety of El Paso Film Festival sponsored screenings this upcoming Spring,  Carlos discussed the changing filmmaking landscape within El Paso.

Host Charles Horak sits down with Film Frontera Executive Director Angie Reza Tures to discuss its mission and its growth.

Host Charles Horak sits down with Nicole Cobb and Libby Berkley to discuss Birth in Pieces a locally filmed and produced documentary that focuses on women’s birth experiences in the current context of a high national and state maternal mortality rate.

ON FILM- Only In El Paso

Mar 18, 2019

Host Kyle Alvarado sits down with Emily Martin Loya and Cassius Casillas to discuss the 5th season of Only in El Paso series running on KCOS a collaboration with PBS.

Host Charles Horak sits down with retired NMSU professor Bob Worthington to discuss his new documentary film, " Combat Advisor in Vietnam". borderlandsmedia.com

Host Charles Horak sits down with on-film contributor Jean Creel to discuss the Oscars, a new film and what films were overlooked at this years Academy Awards broadcast.

ON FILM- Kyle Alvarado

Feb 25, 2019

Host Charles Horak sits down with frequent on-line film contributor Kyle Alvaradoto discuss two new distinctive film offerings for different audiences. Alita: Battle Angel and Russian Doll. 

Host Charles Horak continues his interview with actor and Oscar nominee Sam Elliot to discuss his new film and his connections to UTEP and El Paso.

Host Charles Horak interviews actor Sam Elliot who  reveals his ties to El Paso and talks about his Oscar nomination and upcoming film, The Man who killed Hitler and the the Big Foot. 

Host Charles Horak speaks with local film historian and movie collector Jay Duncan about the Sunset Film Society's on going film screenings at the International Museum of Art 1211 Montana. More inforramtion at sunsetfilmsociety.org

Charles Horak interviews casting assistant Adrianna Montenegro for the new feature film El Otro Tom (The Other Tom) and her search for actors. Call (915) 352-4229 or email at castingelotrotom@gmail.com

There's no end to the number of borderland stories that can become movies, and one local indie filmmaker has not one, but three films about to roll out. We speak with writer and director Andrew Jara about his latest horror-thriller, The Last Ones, which became available for streaming on Amazon. It's all about making movies in the borderland for this week's On Film!

Broadcast Film Critics members Felipa Solis and Charles Horak discuss the 2018 film Roma, directed by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón.

Host Charles Horak speaks with local emerging filmmaker James Arrabito.   They discuss Arrabito's upcoming feature film, I See A Darkness, set in and around the el paso region.

Guest host Kyle Alverado welcomes Analiza Guzman, Creative Manager for Alamo Drafthouse.  Together, they take a look back at 2018 and also at what the future holds for the Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso.

Broadcast Film Critics Association member Felipa Solis joins Charles Horak to discuss the nominees for the Critics' Choice Awards.


You may not know the name Saul Bass, but if you're a movie lover you've no doubt seen his work. The iconic graphic designer and filmmaker brought avant-garde design aesthetic to Hollywood classic, and a new book is the first is the first exhaustive study of both the man and his work. Jan-Christopher Horak, author of Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design, visits with us as we delve into the life and work of Saul Bass.

Guest host Kyle Alverado is joined by cinephile Oscar Garza to offer some suggestions for the best films on Netflix.

UTEP Associate Professor, Roberto Avant Mier joins Charles Horak to discuss his latest book, Cine-Mexicans: An Introduction to Chicano Cinema.

Holiday movies return to the Plaza Theatre presented by the El Paso Community Foundation and the Plaza Classic Film Festival.  Doug Pullen, Program Director at the El Paso Community Foundation provides the details.

This edition of On Film features documentary filmmaler Charlie Minn.  Minn discusses his latest work, Parkland: Inside Building 12.

El Pasoan Zach Passero discusses his latest animated feature, The Weird Kids.