Don’t miss the first annual CINEMARFA, a new film festival here in Marfa, happening next weekend. CineMarfa has a unique take on the idea of a film festival, with an emphasis on the intersection between film and fine art. From board member David Hollander’s mission statement:
Almost all of the films in this program come directly from this specific historical moment, a time when a profound sense of ennui, of hopelessness, gives way to the exuberance of youth in revolt. These films, taken as a whole, remind us that power can be found in subversion, and that agency can be realized through the creation of a work of art.
We’re particularly stoked about their screenings of Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, a film written, directed, and produced by Ulrike Ottinger (Saturday, May 7, 2011, 11 am) and the teen-film Over the Edge by Jonathan Kaplan (with awes soundtrack by Cheap Trick, The Cars, The Ramones, and others) (Sunday, May 8, 9:30 pm, outdoors at El Cosmico).