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Film festival introduces children’s programming

July 3rd, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa’s children, adult-children-at-heart, and other nostalgia-filled folks will rejoice as the Marfa Film Festival has added classic children’s movies to this year’s programming.

Though the festival officially opened yesterday, with the inconceivably loved film The Princess Bride kicking off the children’s programming, there will still be plenty of quote-alongs at 8:30pm …

More film and more fun at 5th MFF

July 3rd, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – There will be more than just barbecues and fireworks this Independence Day weekend as the curtain rises on the fifth Marfa Film Festival.

This year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet, with more than 50 films from 18 to be screened at several different venues, including the Crowley Theatre, Marfa …

Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ to screen at Marfa Film Festival

June 26th, 2014

MARFA, ALPINE – Marfa Film Festival announced this week that Director Richard Linklater newest film, Boyhood, is added to this year’s lineup. The film is a 12-year-long project about an East Texan boy (Austinite Ellar Coltrane) dealing with childhood and adolescence. It premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival and also stars Ethan …

JD Garcia’s photo exhibit opens Friday at the Marfa Book Co.

June 5th, 2014

Photo by John Daniel Garcia

MARFA – “It’s a love letter bomb to my city,” said Marfa native John Daniel Garcia of his upcoming Marfa Book Company photo exhibition, Homosexual Atheist Drug Party, which opens with a reception Friday at 6pm.

The exhibition includes photos taken over the past five years, he said, serving …

Sibley premieres military tribute video on Memorial Day

May 29th, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – Chris Sibley, from Papalote Productions, premiered the music video for Austin-band Soul Track Mind’s “Remember Me” as a tribute for those who served for this country.

The band performed the song on Memorial Day at Threadgill’s in Austin as the video that features footage and photos from military service members, veterans …

Marfa ISD students learn to make beats with music pro Brian LeBarton

May 29th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Brian LeBarton, second from right, and Travis Walker, filmmaker on the right, talk with students Yazzy G, Ramos, and Nuniz.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – Marfa ISD students, under the stage names Yazzy G, C-Dogg, Street Light, Bruce, Los, Nuniz, and Ramos, teamed up with Stomach Club producer …

Ojinaga celebrate 100th anniversary of battle of Ojinaga

Ojinaga celebrate 100th anniversary of battle of Ojinaga

May 29th, 2014

(photo by BRAD NEWTON)Actor Manuel Bueno played the part of Pancho Villa during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Ojinaga. Please read story on page 2.

OJINAGA, Chih., Mex. – One hundred years after the taking of Ojinaga by General Francisco “Pancho” Villa, the city of Ojinaga once again …

Design Marfa launches housing competition

Design Marfa launches housing competition

May 29th, 2014

MARFA – Marfa, Texas has become a destination for many travelers. But it is also a place many people call home, or want to call home. But, finding a place to live can be a challenge.

As tourism increases in Marfa, the availability of housing for full-time residents has the potential to become even …

Benyaro to bring some soul to Planet Marfa tonight

May 15th, 2014

Benyaro’s Ben Musser

MARFA – Indie-acoustic soul Benyaro is returning to Marfa today, May 15, at Planet Marfa. The show starts at 9:30pm.

Ben Musser and Bobby McCullough are the duo behind Benyaro that has been compared to an “acoustic David Bowie,” but Musser will perform as a one-man band at the Marfa performance.

Before …

Marfa ISD High School students to show welding works at Marfa Contemporary

May 15th, 2014

MARFA  – Marfa Contemporary will celebrate the opening of Home of the Welder by various students from Marfa ISD High School from 5-7pm on Wednesday, May 28, at 100 East San Antonio Street in Marfa.

Curators for the exhibit are Dr. Natalie Maria Roncone and Buddy Knight. The reception is free and open to the public; …

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