The theme of this year’s program takes its name from one of our featured films: STORYTELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL. Fabrizio Terranova’s newest film is a portrait of feminist cultural theorist Donna Haraway, whose influential ideas about gender, technology, ecology, and inter-species relations will resonate throughout the festival. Ecosexual activists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens will appear in person for the Texas Premiere of their new feature WATER MAKES US WET, Frederick Wiseman’s classic 1974 documentary PRIMATE will be presented by Light Industry’s Thomas Beard, and experimental ethnographer Sky Hopinka will screen a selection of his short films exploring the languages and landscapes of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest. Marfa resident David Fenster will also be present to share his newest feature OPUNTIA, an essayistic documentary that engages the myth of Cabeza De Vaca. Along with OPUNTIA, Travis Walker's short WE DANCED WITH THE DEVIL will screen.
Fabrizio Terraova, 2017
Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her - almost literally...
Mariko Mori, 2013
A short video where artist Mariko Mori elaborates her plans for completing ‘primal rhythm’, a sculptural work in progress in a small bay of miyako island in okinawa...
Frederick Wiseman, 1974
Primate raises questions about the ethical treatment of animals in scientific experiments at the Yerkes Primate...
Isao Takahata, 1994
The Racoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and...
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, 2017
With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of...
w/ David Fenster
w/ a short film by Travis Walker, We Danced With the Devil, 2004
A supernatural true story based on the writings of 16th century conquistador-turned-shaman Álvar Núñez Cabeza...
A family's connection to the Texas landscape is explored via a Live Oak Tree in Hemisfair Park.
w/ Sky Hopinka
Sky Hopinka is a Wisconsin-based filmmaker and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. His video works explore...
book signing and screening w/ Thomas Beard and Marfa Book Co.
Stan Brakhage (1933 - 2003) was a prolific experimental filmmaker who used the endless possibilities of...
Ulrike Ottinger, 1989
In this tri-lingual epic, Delphine Seyrig plays the elegant ethnographer Lady Windomere, one of seven western...