The Trip
May
5
5:45 PM17:45

The Trip

Eileen Myles: Writer, Director
David Fenster: Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

A road trip through the majestic, rough-hewn landscape between Marfa and Alpine with poet Eileen Myles as your guide. Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s spoken score of Robert Frank’s 1958 classic Pull My Daisy, and Louis Malle’s 1981 talk drama My Dinner With Andre, Myles discusses daily life and political realities with their childhood puppets, Oscar, Bedilia, Montgomery, Casper, and Crocky.

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Super 8mm Workshop Films
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Super 8mm Workshop Films

Participants were given access to super 8mm cameras, film, and post production services that enabled them each to create a new film.

Film provided by Kodak.

Also featured, the trailer for a local filmmaker Travis Walker’s newest project Quiero Ser Niño Otra Vez (I want to be a kid again).


10 minutes. Digital and 8mm. 2019 

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A Life In Film: Carolyn Pfeiffer
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

A Life In Film: Carolyn Pfeiffer

A Life In Film: Carolyn Pfeiffer
Marfa resident Carolyn Pfeiffer will talk about her illustrious career in the film business, from working in Rome with Fellini and Visconti, to founding Island Alive and Alive Films and producing many films - working alongside some of the greatest filmmakers of our time. 

Carolyn has selected The Leopard because she worked on the film and she will discuss that and more preceding the film.

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The Leopard

Luchino Visconti / Italy, 1963 - 185 min.

Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew (Alain Delon) and his beautiful fiancée (Claudia Cardinale). Awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard translates Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel, and the history it recounts, into a truly cinematic masterpiece.

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The Challenge
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Challenge

By Yuri Ancarani / Italy, France, Switzerland, 2016 - 69 min.

Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. The result is a film jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.

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Bad Girls Go to Hell + The Color of Love
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Bad Girls Go to Hell + The Color of Love

With Thomas Beard, from Light Industry.

Some thirty years ago, the artist Peggy Ahwesh began to cultivate a fascination with the films of Doris Wishman, the prolific director behind grindhouse gems like Nude on the Moon (1961), Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965), and Let Me Die a Woman (1977).

Light Industry’s Thomas Beard presents two films side by side, a feature by Wishman and a short by Ahwesh.

A limited number of Ahwesh's zine publication on Wishman, just reprinted by LightIndustry will be available for purchase at the screening.


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Bad Girls Go to Hell

By Doris Wishman / USA, 1965 - 71 min.

Possessed with sex, they know no shame!

"My favorite Wishman films are the 'roughies' from the mid-'60s, which combine titillating striptease (black lace panties dropping provocatively to the floor) with rough sex play and a brutally dystopic view of relations between the sexes. In Wishman's masterful Bad Girls Go to Hell, a sad and misunderstood housewife is a fugitive fleeing a stream of violent men (and one well-meaning lesbian)."

- Peggy Ahwesh

The Color of Love

By Peggy Ahwesh, 1994, 16mm, 10 mins

"The last word in ready-mades, Peggy Ahwesh's The Color of Love...is a slightly slo-mo, optical reprint of an obviously ill-treated '70s porn movie in which the chemical rot that's already eaten away the edges of the image threaten to censor it entirely...An ur-text for Ahwesh's work, The Color of Love is an almost Rose Hobart for the '90s."

- Amy Taubin

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Investigation of a Flame + Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Investigation of a Flame + Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor

Screenings with Lynne Sachs in attendance.

Investigation of a Flame

By Lynne Sachs / Color and B&W, 2001. 45 min.

On May 17, 1968, three Catholic priests, a nurse, an artist and four others walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. Their poetic act of civil disobedience helped galvanize an increasingly disillusioned American public against the Vietnam War. Investigation of a Flame is an intimate look at this Sixties protest within our current times, when foes of Middle East peace, abortion, and technology resort to violence to access the public imagination.

Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor

by Lynne Sachs / Super 8mm and 16mm film transferred to digital, 8 minutes, 2018

From 2015 to 2017, Lynne visited with Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Hammer and Gunvor Nelson, three multi-faceted artists who have embraced the moving image throughout their lives. From Carolee’s 18th Century house in the woods of Upstate New York to Barbara’s West Village studio to Gunvor’s childhood village in Sweden, Lynne shoots film with each woman in the place where she finds grounding and spark.

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Communion Los Angeles
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Communion Los Angeles

By Adam R. Levine and Peter Bo Rappmund / USA, 2018 - 68min.

COMMUNION LOS ANGELES, An equinoctial journey along the 110 freeway of Los Angeles traces California’s oldest freeway, the 110, as it courses from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, defining and dividing the communities it is designed to serve. Viewing the 35-miles of blacktop as both infrastructure and public architecture, this equinoctial journey highlights dichotomies of mobility, technology and urban space.

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Border Fence
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Border Fence

By Nikolaus Geyrhalter / Austria, 2018 - 112 min

In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, a mountain pass through the Alps, which forms the border between Italy and Austria, this film measures the surroundings that were the scene of a shift in inner-European policy. Geyrhalter describes the space using the precise long takes he became known for on films like Homo Sapiens. In extended talks with police officers, locals, hikers, farmers, innkeepers, and toll collectors, a full diversity of voices express their individual political attitudes on a topic that affects Europe.

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Dashi
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dashi

By Shohei SHIBATA

Japan, 2014, 50 minutes

Dashi is a distillation of the natural resources of Japan, the essence of its very nature. In the philosophy of Japanese cuisine, Dashi is not fabricated or concocted but “drawn out” from the very stuff of nature. The essential ingredients from which it is drawn are gathered from the waters that surround Japan’s islands, but Dashi is also nurtured in the forest, where forest dwellers have for centuries developed the delicate craft of cultivating choice shiitake mushrooms from the humid trees.

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Sound Healing Circle
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Healing Circle

Cinemarfa's opening circle of visionary seekers will gather at The Well to celebrate the inspiring opportunity of being in creative community. Come experience the heartbeat of the drum, crystal bowl vibrations, warm cello resonance, intuitive vocals, and guided sonic release. Honoring the blooming Beltane mid-point of Spring and nearly new moon in Taurus; part ritual, part exorcism, part prayer. Prepare to feel lighter.

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Opuntia
May
5
3:05 PM15:05

Opuntia

David Fenster
56min
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...

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