CineMarfa 2018

The theme of the 2018 program took its name from the documentary that kicked off the weekend: STORYTELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL. Fabrizio Terranova's 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 artists and activists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens appeared in person to share their last feature WATER MAKES US WET, Frederick Wiseman's classic 1974 documentary PRIMATE was presented by Light Industry's Thomas Beard, and Sky Hopinka screened a selection of his experimental, ethnographic short films exploring the languages and landscapes of indigenous people of the Columbia River Valley.

Other highlights of the festival include Ulrike Ottinger's exuberant feminist adventure JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA, Polish auteur Agneiska Holland's 2017 genre-bending eco-thriller SPOORS, and David Fenster's feature about the myth of Cabeza de Vaca, OPUNTIA.