Marfa Dialogues



30 September & 1 October 2006

In the spirit of Peter Doig & Che Lovelace’s STUDIOFILMCLUB, Peter Doig held open screenings across the opening weekend at Marfa’s Crowley Theatre, showing ELVIS: That’s the Way It Is, the acclaimed 2001 documentary of the King’s rehearsals for the “Elvis Presley Summer Festival” in Vegas in 1970; The Tarnished Angels, Douglas Sirk’s 1958 bleak but exquisitely filmed portrait of a daredevil barnstorming pilot, his love-struck seductress wife and a pontificating newspaper journalist of the Depression-era; and DiG!, the 2004 documentary of the rivalry between the little known but hugely respected Brian Jonestown Massacre and the band who drew on their influence to become a huge pop-success, The Dandy Warhols.

Josh Siegel, film and media curator at The Museum of Modern Art, was on hand to give opening remarks for The Tarnished Angels and director Douglas Sirk.