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State park to remove Contrabando movie set

May 21st, 2015

The Contrabando movie set, located in Big Bend Ranch State Park, is slated to be removed for safety reasons. Pictured here is the church structure that was previously removed. (Big Bend Ranch State Park photo)

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – It was the site of the Brooks & Dunn …

‘Children of Giant’ to air on PBS April 17

March 12th, 2015

MARFA – “Children of Giant,” a new documentary that explores how the making of a classic Hollywood movie transformed the lives of the residents of the small Texas town of Marfa, will premiere Friday, April 17 on PBS.

Directed by Hector Galán, “Children of Giant” is the season opener for VOCES, Latino Public Broadcasting’s arts and culture series on PBS, presented by …

Sul Ross theatre MicroCinema screenings March 20-2

March 6th, 2014

 ALPINE – Films by women filmmakers will be highlighted at the annual MicroCinema, scheduled March 20-22 at Sul Ross State University.

event poster

The Sul Ross Theatre Department event celebrates Women’s History Month, and screenings will begin nightly at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building.  Post-screening panels will follow each …

Marfa film fest sets Alpine screenings

Marfa film fest sets Alpine screenings

June 13th, 2013

MARFA, ALPINE – The Marfa Film Festival said its 2013 program will include screenings in Alpine.

Alpine City Council members voted unanimously on June 4 to sponsor the festival’s expansion into the city with $2,000 from hotel motel tax funds. The funds will be used to help cover equipment rental and film screening fees.

In previous years, …

Far Marfa wins Best Feature Award in Mississippi, premiers to enthusiastic response in Fort Worth

Far Marfa wins Best Feature Award in Mississippi, premiers to enthusiastic response in Fort Worth

November 26th, 2012

By JEFF MATHEIS

MISSISSIPPI, FORT WORTH – Far Marfa, a feature film shot in Marfa, had a full and successful premier weekend in early November.

The Far Marfa movie poster.

The film won the Best Feature Award at the Mississippi Film and Music Festival and was received enthusiastically at the Lone Star Film Festival in …

Marfa Girl wins top prize at Rome Film Festival

Marfa Girl wins top prize at Rome Film Festival

November 21st, 2012

Director praises actors, unleashes expletive ridden tirade toward authority during acceptance speech

By JEFF MATHEIS

MARFA, ROME, Italy – Marfa Girl, the locally made Larry Clark feature, won Best Film at the 7th Rome Film Festival on Sunday.

The movie was in competition against 15 other world premiers, including well received films by Alan Polska and Roman Coppola.

“From …

Film on la frontera screens Friday in Alpine

Film on la frontera screens Friday in Alpine

June 28th, 2012

Video stills from Exodus.

ALPINE – EXODUS deals with the concept of otherness as it relates to race, gender and sexuality and examines issues of immigration, identity construction and land ownership.

The short film was shot along the US/ Mexico border in West Texas at Big Bend National Park near the Rio Grande.

The video …

Chinati/MBC host film screening Friday

December 1st, 2011

MARFA – “Pincus,” a film by Chinati Foundation artist in residence David Fenster will be screened at the Marfa Book Co. at 8pm Friday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fenster was born in Miami and began making films while studying at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Since graduation, he has made it …

“The Portal”movie premieres November 10

November 3rd, 2011

By Nancy Whitlock

ALPINE – You won’t have to trek to Hollywood or Monte Carlo this fall to attend a movie premiere.  On Thursday, November 10, the beautifully renovated Granada theater in Alpine will feature “The Portal,” a short film (35 minutes) written and directed by artist Nancy Whitlock.

Tickets, $10 per person, will be available at …

Chinati artist in residence presents free film screening

November 3rd, 2011

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host a free screening of short films by artist in residence David Fenster on Friday night, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Crowley Theatre in downtown Marfa. Everyone is invited.

Fenster was born in Miami and began making films while studying at the University of Florida at Gainesville. …

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