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All female-band brings dream gazes to Marfa Saturday

May 12th, 2016

Moving Panoramas

MARFA – An all-girl dream gaze trio are performing on Saturday, May 14, at the Lost Horse Saloon. The Moving Panoramas from Austin, are touring in support of their phenomenal debut LP “One.”

NPR said, “Simplicity is the biggest governing influence on Moving Panoramas. The Austin trio understands how to leave space …

A resurgent Wreckless Eric plays Marfa this Sunday

May 12th, 2016

Wreckless Eric

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Cult favorite Wreckless Eric will be taking the stage at the Lost Horse Saloon this Sunday in support of amERICa (Fire Records), his first solo effort in over a decade.

“I had heard about Marfa through a friend who had played in Marfa and made …

Harmony Korine’s novel adapted to film

May 5th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – The Belgian art trio Leo Gabin is behind the feature film, “A Crackup at the Race Riots,” based on the book written by film director Harmony Korine. Korine is most notably known for his film “Spring Breakers,” which was shown at CineMarfa in 2013.

The book uses text, photographs, drawings and …

Rappmund’s film on Alaska Pipeline created by stitching still photos to make film

May 5th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A film at this weekend’s CineMarfa Film Festival will show how the 800-mile long Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) interacts with the environment. Using stop motion photography, Dallas film director Peter Bo Rappmund took hundreds of thousands of photos of the pipeline with a still camera, which were then stitched together …

Genre-defying Chicago band Tortoise to make Marfa debut

May 5th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Chicago experimental jazz/rock/dub band Tortoise, who are poised to take the stage at The Lumberyard this Saturday as part of the CineMarfa Film Festival and co-sponsored by Marfa Live Arts, has never been known for being conventional, jumping from genre to genre throughout their 26-year career, during which time they’ve …

Late filmmaker’s artwork to be exhibited for first time at CineMarfa

May 5th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – When experimental filmmaker Jordan Belson died in 2011, he left behind a vast, mostly unknown body of paintings, drawings, and sculptures – many of which will be exhibited for the first time at this year’s CineMarfa Film Festival at the Eugene Binder Gallery on North Highland Street.

Belson, whose early psychedelic …

California in the eye of CineMarfa

California in the eye of CineMarfa

May 5th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — A California-themed film festival held in Far West Texas might seem incongruous. But CineMarfa programmers David Hollander and Jennifer Lane say the theme fits within the original project of the now six-year-old festival.

“California is the sight from which a lot of experimental film emerges,” Hollander said. “Featuring experimental work has been …

Live music by Nashville singer, songwriter Bernie Nelson Friday

April 28th, 2016

ALPINE – A special event will be hosted by The Back Room and The Texas Ranch House Too in Alpine.

Live music by Nashville singer/songwriter Bernie Nelson will be presented at 7pm Friday, April 29 at The Texas Ranch House Too, 101 West Holland.

Tickets are $10 cash and only 75 will be …

6th Annual Dersu Collective Marfa artists art benefit Friday evening at the Marfa Book Co.

April 28th, 2016

Dersu Collective show 2015(photo by MARY LOU SAXON)

MARFA – The Dersu Collective will be having its 6th Annual Art Benefit, to support the not-for-profit Marfa Education Foundation, the 4H Club and developing the East Side Play park for the children of Marfa.

The show is from 6-7pm Friday,  April 29 at the …

Artist-in-residence previews debut screenplay thriller

April 28th, 2016

Beth Fowler

MARFA – History and inspirational author—and artist—Beth Fowler of Austin, will debut her screenplay thriller “Violet Crown” from 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 4 in the Building 98 artist-in-residence center, located at 705 West Bonnie Street.

Ms. Fowler plans a reading from her novel “Drawn” with comparison and contrast to the screenplay adaptation, …

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