Marfa Dialogues

AutoBody Film Program

Winter 2011/2012


Please join us for our AutoBody Film Program, showcasing films related to car culture, in celebration of our fall visual arts exhibition, AutoBody. All screenings take place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas at 7 pm.

15 DECEMBER 2011
Please join us for the first film in our AutoBody Film Program: Crash, David Cronenberg’s 1996 film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel of the same name. The film — rated NC-17 — tells the tale of a film director slowly drawn into a subculture of people who have transformed car accidents into erotic events. Mature audiences only. Watch the Crash trailer.

21 JANUARY 2012
In our second installment, we present three short films — Matthew Barney’s Hoist, Claude Lelouch’s C’était un Rendezvous, and Kevin Jerome Everson’s The Prichard — followed by Everson’s feature Cinnamon. Please note: “Hoist” contains explicit scenes. For mature audiences only. Watch the trailer for Cinnamon.

11 FEBRUARY 2012
For the final film in our AutoBody Film Program, we present Asif Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna about the life and death of legendary Brazilian motor racing champion, Ayrton Senna. Do not miss this! Watch the Senna trailer.

    Watch the trailer for Crash, directed by David Cronenberg. The film — rated NC-17 — tells the tale of a film director slowly drawn into a subculture of people who have transformed car accidents into erotic events. Showing 15 December 2011 at the Crowley Theater at 6:30 pm.

    Watch the trailer for “C’etait Un Rendezvous,” directed by Claude Lelouch. Filmed in 1976, the short film is regarded as the ultimate in chase scenes. Showing 21 January 2012 at the Crowley Theater at 6:30 pm. Trailer courtesy of Spirit Films.

    Watch the trailer for the documentary Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia, which explores the life and work of triple world champion Ayrton Senna, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained. Showing 11 February 2012 at Crowley Theater at 6:30 pm.

    These screenings are made possible by the following: C’était un Rendezvous, courtesy of Spirit Level Film; Cinnamon and The Prichard, courtesy of Trilobite-Arts-DAC and Picture Palace Pictures; and Hoist, courtesy of Revolver Entertainment; and Senna courtesy of New Yorker Films.

    AutoBody has been made possible through the support of the Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, University of Michigan, Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, New York Foundation for the Arts, Renwick Gallery, and Ex Vivo Productions. With generous contributions by Jorge Linares and Ballroom Marfa members.

    Special thanks to Jennifer Bell, the Crowley Theater, Rob Crowley, Tim Crowley, and Marfa Recording Company.