Ballroom Marfa presented the AutoBody Film Program, a series of films related to car culture, in celebration of our visual arts exhibition, AutoBody. The program included the following films:
- 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.
- 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.
- Asif Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna about the life and death of legendary Brazilian motor racing champion, Ayrton Senna.
All screenings were held at the Crowley Theater, Marfa, Texas.
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.