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THE FOURTH ANNUAL CINEMARFA FILM FESTIVAL MARFA TEXAS MAY 1 – 4, 2014

CineMarfa has a unique take on the idea of a film festival, with an emphasis on the intersection between film and fine art. Films made by visual artists, as well as rarely screened archival, experimental, documentary, and narrative films, will be seen alongside new (and historic) films from across the spectrum of world cinema.

All events are FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 1
8pm :: Lord of the Universe (1974, TVTV, 58 min.)

FRIDAY, MAY 2
3pm ::
In the Shadow of the Sun (1984, Derek Jarman, 51 min.) & Lucifer Rising (1972, Kenneth Anger, 29 min.)
7:30pm :: The Night of Forevermore (2013, Marnie Weber, 15 min.) w/Marnie Weber
8:30pm ::
The Source Family (2012, Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, 98 min.)
10:30pm :: La Santa Muerte (2007, Eva Aridjis, 84 min.)

SATURDAY, MAY 3
10am :: A Conversation with Zoe Leonard @ The Ice Plant*
11am :: RR (2007, James Benning, 115 min.) w/Thomas Beard*
*Co-presented with The Chinati Foundation
2pm :: Medea (1969, Pier Paolo Passolini, 110 min.) w/Thomas Beard
4pm :: Penumbra (2013, Eduardo Villanueva, 99 min.)
8:30pm :: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer, 114 min.) w/ live score by special guest CAT POWER
*Co-presented with Stomach Club

SUNDAY, MAY 4
11am :: CineKids/Films by Georges Melies
1pm :: Harry Smith Memorial Paper Airplane Contest @ the USO Building
3pm :: Films by Harry Smith
5pm :: What Manner of Person Art Thou? (2009, Erin Cosgrove, 65 min.) w/Erin Cosgrove
8pm :: Take Shelter (2011, Jeff Nichols, 120 min.)
10pm :: Closing Party (location TBA)

 

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Notes From a Revolution: The Diggers, Com/Co, and the Haight

On Friday July 20, 2012 at the Marfa Book Co., CineMarfa and Marfa Book Co. are proud to present a very rare screening of a film made by the San Francisco Diggers, NOWSREAL. The screening marks the release of the book Notes From A Revolution: The Diggers, Com/Co, and the …

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La strega in amore

In his 1966 film THE WITCH IN LOVE, Damiano Damiani adapts Carlos Fuentes‘ novel AURA to create a moody, atmospheric version of the strain of “female monster” Italian gothic film characterized by he work of Bava and Margheriti. A young man answers a newspaper ad placed by Consuela, a widow …

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CineMarfa presents BURNING BUNGALOWS, an evening of experimental film and animation on the road from Los Angeles on Friday, April 18 at the Highland Annex at 8pm. The program features work by Cosmo Segurson, Alee Peoples, Abby Banks, Kelly Sears, Nancy Jean Tucker, John Cannizzaro, and Lisa Marr.

“Burning Bungalows’ brings new and unseen experimental film from Los Angeles on the road this coming April. With a handmade mix of animation and live action on video, super 8, 16mm and 35mm slides we’re covering all the bases for an eclectic hour and 15 minutes. The films tend toward an ethereal conjuring of spirits with a dystopian punk attitude.”

Reservations for the 2014 CineMarfa Film Festival are now open! Reserve your seats today!

We will open reservations for The Passion of Joan of Arc/Cat Power performance on Friday, April 18th.

CineMarfa is at SXSW! Visit us at the Trade Show on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. We’ll be at the Austin Chronicle booth from 3-6pm.

Check out these CineMarfa Film Festival highlights!

CineMarfa 2014 will take place May 1 – 4! The festival begins on Thursday, May 1 with complimentary cocktails in the lobby of the Crowley Theater, followed by a screening of “Lord of the Universe,” TVTV’s penetrating documentary of Maharaj Ji and the national gathering of his followers at the Houston Astrodome in 1973. This year’s festival will feature films by Derek Jarman and Kenneth Anger and a screening of Eduardo Villanueva’s “Penumbra.” There’s much more to come, so stay tuned for program updates!

CineMarfa presents a FREE screening of the acclaimed documentary SIGN PAINTERS (2013, 80 minutes, color) on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm at the Annex on Highland.  About the film:  There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand­lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno­fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time­honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.

The filmmakers will be present for a Q&A, and will be signing copies of the book companion to the film.  With an introduction by Ed Ruscha, the book features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.  Don’t miss this FREE event at the Annex, on Highland avenue next door to the Marfa Book Company.

 

 CineMarfa 2013 was a huge success, thanks to our wonderful sponsors, presenters, and audience members!  See pictures on our Archives page and read about the festival in Louis Black’s blog in the Austin Chronicle  and Peter Lucas’ piece at Glasstire.com

Harmony Korine’s newest film, SPRING BREAKERS, will have its Marfa premiere at this year’s CineMarfa! Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Gucci Mane.  This screening is FULL so we cannot accept any more reservations but we will try and accommodate as many standby guests as possible.

City of Marfa Awards CineMarfa With Advertising Grant
Thanks to the City of Marfa, who have awarded CineMarfa with a grant to help defray the cost of out-of-town advertising.  We invite our guests to check out the Visitor’s Center when in Marfa for answers to all of your questions about the goings-on in the town.

Louis Black to Present At CineMarfa
We are excited to announce that Louis Black will be attending CineMarfa 2013!  Black, co-founder of The Austin Chronicle and the South By Southwest Festival will introduce some of the films from our program.  More details to come.

CineMarfa receives TCA Grant
tcaThe Texas Commission on the Arts has awarded CineMarfa with a grant as part of their Arts Respond program.  The grant, which falls under the Economic Development category, is to help CineMarfa reach our goal of doubling our out-of-town audience for the 2013 festival.

updates_foundfootagephotoFound Footage workshop underway
CineMarfa’s second free filmmaking workshop is underway, with participants working on new films made from archival 16mm found footage.  The finished films will be featured in the upcoming CineMarfa film festival – stay tuned for more details.