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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.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2015 program!


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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Level Five

A film by Chris Marker.  106 minutes / color, 2014.  A woman (Laura), a computer, an invisible interlocutor: such is the setup on which LEVEL FIVE is built. She “inherits” a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa – a tragedy practically unknown in …

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We are thrilled to announce the lineup for CineMarfa 2015, which takes place May 7 – 10. This year’s program focuses on science fiction and explores ideas about outer space.  Detroit-based artist Scott Reeder will be in attendance for the Texas Premiere of his film MOON DUST.  John Corbett of Corbett Vs. Dempsey and editor of the book Sun Ra, the Astro Black and other Solar Myths will introduce a screening of Sun Ra’s SPACE IS THE PLACE and other rare Afro-futurist shorts. Louis Black will present MADE IN TEXAS, a compilation of films curated by Jonathan Demme featuring the late 70s work of underground Austin filmmakers including David Boone, Ed Lowry, and other important pioneers of the Austin film scene. CineMarfa 2015 will also feature the Texas premiere of Belinda Sallin’s documentary DARKSTAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD. Thomas Beard of Light Industry will present the classic sf film CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS. Other programs include: Aleksai German’s epic HARD TO BE A GOD, Rene Laloux’s animated masterpiece FANTASTIC PLANET, AGE OF EXTINCTION: Films For Transformers presented by Ekrem Serdar of Experimental Response Cinema, ONE SMALL STEP, a program by artists Peter Lucas and Camilo Gonzalez, Lizzie Borden‘s feminist speculative docudrama BORN IN FLAMES, Andrei Ujica’s OUT OF THE PAST, THE CREEPING GARDEN, new films made in CineMarfa’s Spring Super 8 workshop, films made by Marfa High School students under the guidance of Marfa Live Arts, and a tribute to the life and films of Steve Holzer.   All festival screenings and events are offered free of charge. Reservations will open here in the coming weeks so please stay tuned!

CineMarfa presents Ron Mann’s ALTMAN plus rare Robert Altman shorts

On Saturday, February 21st, at 7pm in the Crowley Theater CineMarfa will host filmmaker Ron Mann for a screening of his new documentary Altman, a film about the life and work of auteur director Robert Altman (Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts).  Mann is a Toronto based filmmaker whose credits include Grass, Twist, Tales of the Rat Fink, Know Your Mushrooms, Comic Book Confidential, and In The Wake of the FloodLouis Black, co-founder of The Austin Chronicle (where he is editor) and SXSW (where he is a director), will introduce Mann and moderate a Q & A with the director after the screening, which will include some rare Altman shorts.  FREE

The 2015 edition of the CineMarfa film festival is May 7 – 10 this year!

We are planning a very exciting program for you this year.  Stay tuned for announcements here, and be sure to like us on our Facebook page for great cinema-related content and updates on CineMarfa events.

On Friday, October 31, CineMarfa presents The Visitor (1979, dir. Michael Paradise) at the Crowley Theater

In this unforgettable assault on reality–restored and recently presented uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S.–legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA . The Visitor fearlessly fuses elements of The Omen, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fury and even Star Wars creating the most ambitious of all ’70s psychedelic mindwarps . Its baffling all-star cast includes Shelley Winters (Night Of The Hunter), Glenn Ford (Superman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Franco Nero (Django) and Sam Peckinpah (director of The Wild Bunch).

Doors at 7pm
Refreshments will be served
Film starts at 7:30

Film courtesy of Drafthouse Films

CineMarfa is pleased to present the critically acclaimed documentary HAIRY WHO AND THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS,  a lavishly illustrated romp through Chicago Imagist art – the Second City scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Directed by Leslie Buchbinder and recently premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this film is brand new and not to be missed! Join us Saturday, May 24, at 6 pm at the Annex (next door to Marfa Book Co.) for this exciting new documentary. FREE.