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Yakona flows into Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Sometimes there’s a strong desire to get a story on the big screen even if it means balancing full-time jobs, families and filming for three years. That’s exactly why Co-directors Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins did that for their film Yakona, which will be shown at this weekend’s Marfa Film …

Book of Ruth debuts at Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – It’s serendipitous that Director Pablo Véliz’s Book of Ruth will have its world premiere at this year’s Marfa Film Festival.

When Véliz was scouting locations for his new film, he wanted to find a place that was isolated, a place that would challenge a person’s body, mind and spirit. He landed …

Austin game collective brings space to Marfa Film Festival

July 3rd, 2014

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Marfa Film Festival attendees have the opportunity to get lost in space under a teepee with Juegos Rancheros’ Space Cowboy Arcade at the old Dollar General store.

This is the first time this Austin independent video game collective will participate in the Marfa Film Festival, adding to this year’s weekend of …

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 …

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