A most sincere thank you to the city of El Paso for their tremendous hospitality towards Jackey Neyman Jones and myself this weekend! Only a matter of feet away from where the film had premiered 46 years ago, over 300 people of all ages came out for our ‘Manos‘ event… a few even in costume. I was as happy as anyone to hear that Jackey’s many great stories from the set will soon find their way into a book.
One of the many, many highlights of the evening was meeting people who had actually attended the legendary original screening in 1966. It was a tremendous compliment to hear from one such person that the restoration, even unfinished, was looking better than the film ever had in its original release.