marfafilmfestival

MARFA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 PROGRAM

WED 10.14 THURS 10.15 FRI 10.16 SAT 10.17 SUN 10.18
10:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
Break the Rock Hagereseb Entrapped Live Fast, Draw Jung
20 Years of Madness Romeo Is Bleeding The Good Son Mateo
Q&A Welcome to Leith Q&A
11:30 AM Q&A
12:00 PM Femto-Management: A Micromentary 12:30 PM
Newly Thrown Myrna The Monster 12:30 PM The Spot
Newborns Oh, those Kittens! High and Greusome The Unnamed
Sky Is Not Empty You Will Always Be in My Memory Mission Potlatch
Con Quien Sueña Berta? Infinity Schmoolie The Deathwatcher One Hitta Quitta
Wedding Dress Stella Nova The Immaculate Reception Cyber Genesis
Meat Loose Cannons Jewish GIrls Are Easy Florence has Left the Building
Blissful Banquet Through Walls Woman of the World Q&A
Q&A Surf Noir Traveling Lady / The Perfect Brand
Q&A DIYU 2:30 PM
2:00 PM Collision Lufkin's Reach Screenplay Reading
The Lava 1:45 PM Bestial
Launch Magic Feels Like We Only Go Backward 4:10 PM
Jackrabbit Crumbs Q&A David's Reverie
Q&A * SURPRISE DOC! *
3:15 PM 3:30 PM Q&A
5:00 PM Gravitation ME
6:00 PM GI Jane Eyes Of The Moon Q&A 6:40 PM
Bryn Marina Wife, Interrupted Q&A Love
Young Latin & Proud A Blast 5:40 PM Jacky in the Kindom of Women
Lucifer Q&A 5:15 PM Tracks
Spearhunter The Preppie Connection Closing Party
PLANET MARFA - Opening Party 9:30 PM Gored Q&A
Small Star Seminar Q&A
8:30 PM - OUTDOOR / GOLF COURSE
8:00 PM - OUTDOOR / GOLF COURSE Cory McAbee
Chrysta Bell Harold & Maude
Hud
Eyes of the Moon Party
2:00 - 8:00 PM 2:00 - 8:00 PM 2:00 - 8:00 PM 2:00 - 8:00 PM
PATRON LOUNGE PATRON LOUNGE PATRON LOUNGE PATRON LOUNGE
2:00 - 6:00 PM 2:00 - 6:00 PM 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Experimental Gaming Arcade Experimental Gaming Arcade Experimental Gaming Arcade
4:00 PM - CAPRI 4:00 PM - CAPRI 4:00 PM - CAPRI
Screenplay Reading - Empire of Dirt Screenplay Reading Screenplay Reading
ALPINE
1:40 PM - RANGRA
Femto-Management
Myrna The Monster
Oh, those Kittens!
You Will Always Be in My Memory
Infinity
Stella Nova
Loose Cannons
Through Walls
Surf Noir
ALPINE ALPINE ALPINE
4:00 PM - RANGRA 4:00 PM - RANGRA 4:00 PM - RANGRA
The Lava Magic Tracks
Launch Crumbs The Preppie Connection
Jackrabbit
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A Blast

Maria, a caring mother and loving wife in crisis-hit Greece, decides to completely change her life, which perhaps wasn’t as firmly on the rails as she had thought after all. Energetic, sexually and emotionally explosive Greek cinema.


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Bestial

Long after the fact, two sisters seek moral redemption through avenging their father’s murder, each one completely ignorant of the other’s true motivation.


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Blissful Banquet

Ronnie and Darnell have an intimate friendship. But will a broken heart tear them apart?


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Break the Rock

A touring metropolitan theatre group arrive in a rural town and face a mysterious, homicidal monster unlike anything they could have imagined.


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Bryn Marina

Filmed in time-lapse using still cameras and macro lenses to capture children’s “grow in water” toys as they slowly sprout and came to life. Animated by the music, the plastic toys become underwater characters emerging from the primordial soup.


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Collision

A young car crash survivor struggles to separate fantasy from reality while confronting demons from her past.


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Con Quien Sueña Berta?

Who’s in Berta’s dreams?


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Crumbs

A post-apocalyptic, surrealist science-fiction romance from Ethiopia


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CyberGenesis

A fantastical crowd-sourced journey that imagines a future creation myth, crafted by cyber consciousness from bits and pieces of humanity’s online legacy.


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David’s Reverie

A jazz musician struggles to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career.


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DIYU

An experimental short film exploring the existential feelings of a 17-year-old girl who searches for purpose and intimacy while trapped in Diyu, or ‘hell’ in Chinese mythology.


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Entrapped

In 2006 the Shain, Eljivir and Tony Duka were arrested and charged with conspiracy to murder US Military personnel. They were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. But were they really terrorists?


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EOTM

Eyes of the Moon

(SPECIAL SCREENING) – A fantastical visual world created by a roving caravan of creators. Touching on the mystical, the psychedelic, and the divine feminine.


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Cocentric Heads

Feels Like We Only Go Backward

Co-centric heads and other colorfully exploding phenomena swirl and reform rhythmically in time.


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Femto-Management: A Micromentary

Profiles visionary technology entrepreneur Michael Fertik’s revolutionary approach to business management, which pushes micromanagement to an atomic level of control.


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Florence Has Left the Building

It’s the annual Christmas Eve concert at the Marigold House Assisted Living Facility. All her friends are dying and Florence wants out. When the facility double books two rival Elvis impersonators, Florence takes the opportunity for one last hurrah.


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GI JANE

A surreal animated journey through a chimerical world of sexual fantasy…


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A Bullfighter looking over his shoulder

Gored

Known as the “Most Gored Bullfighter in History,” Antonio Barrera’s unyielding dedication to bullfighting has never wavered. Now with a wife and two children, his career threatens to destroy his family’s stability and Barrera must grapple with forgoing his lifelong passion.


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Gravitation

Gravitation is a synergy of dance and cinema. It is shot entirely in slow motion and features Diana Vishneva, principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theater.


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Hagereseb

It’s 1997 in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.


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An old Lady and a young guy

Harold and Maude

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.


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High & Gruesome

In 1930’s depression era America, Scrappy Lamburt and Pearly Stephens wake to discover that a “Sudden Violent Mishap” has caused everything to disappear—including their pet dog Boots, who they set out to find.


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Hud

Paul Newman plays an amoral modern rancher who clashes with his rigidly upstanding father.


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Infinity

Arthur tries to establish his career, but strange visions and echoes of the past don’t leave him alone.


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Jackrabbit

The planet’s technological infrastructure has been wiped out by an event known as The Reset. Now, in the isolated City VI, a computer prodigy must team up with a solitary hacker to decipher a strange message left behind when their mutual friend commits suicide. What they discover will forever change their lives.


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Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the ‘Colonelle’ has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams.


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Jewish Girls are Easy

It’s the first night of Passover and Tova can’t find her brother Sol who is suppose to bring the brisket. To make matters worse Colin, that mornings one night stand, thinks the hickey on her breast is actually the Virgin Mary and won’t leave her side. Will Tova be able find Sol, shake Colin and save Passover?


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Launch

A lone space traveler in a cut-rate interplanetary relocation pod grapples with his thoughts as the launch approaches.


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Live Fast, Draw Yung

The Story of Rap’s Most Prolific (7-Year-Old) Artist.


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Loose Cannons

A cat detective in over his head with booze, money, and the mob kidnaps his boss’ son to get ahead of the game. Bad move?


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LOVE

Sebastian Tellier’s metaphysical journey to paradise.


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Lucifer

Lucifer descends a ladder in the sky to a village in Mexico, where he plays mischief with the inhabitants lives. Filmed entirely in circular “Tondoscope” format.


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Lufkin’s Reach • Screenplay Reading

A noirish crime thriller revolving around a circle of ex-police officers and detectives. Live reading in the Crowley Theater.


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Magic

A gold queen and a silver king meet in a baroque sci-fi universe.


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Mateo

Mateo follows America’s most notorious gringo mariachi singer on his misadventures in Cuba.


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ME

A down and out actress sells and directs an actual reality show centered on her delusional, once famous friend who already believes himself a popular reality show star.


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Meat

Desperate for work, Darren agrees to a one day trial as a door to door meat salesman.


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A missionary wearing a bike helmet talks to an attractive young woman

Mission

A failing missionary seizes an opportunity to save a girl’s soul but soon realizes he’s the one in danger of eternal damnation.


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Myrna the Monster

A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other twenty-something.


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a lady with a disfigured face on a bus, guy in clown makeup behind her

Newborns

An exploration of a world imagined and enacted by survivors of acid attacks bravely defying the circumstances that will always accompany them.


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Newly Thrown

A director walks the video commissioner through his music video concept for a band called Mysteries who insist on remaining as their name suggests.


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Oh, those kittens!

A close examination of life as a cat.


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One Hitta Quitta

A teenage boy’s addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.


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Potlatch

an experimental short documentary about a dance festival that takes place in a US prison, Hudson Correctional Facility in Co,. Once a year the prisoners are allowed to put on a traditional Potlatch festival. Potlatch technically means ‘gift’. Here the inmates give art works, and express themselves through dance.


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Romeo is Bleeding

Donte Clark’s poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of a Richmond, California. Rather than succumb to the pressures of the struggling city, Clark reinterprets Shakespeare through the lens of Richmond’s gang violence.


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Schmoolie The Deathwatcher

An Orthodox Jewish teen spends his first night alone guarding a body awaiting burial, and ends up fighting for his own life.


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Sky Is Not Empty!

For centuries the people of the Fereydonkenar region of northern Iran have hunted birds using a traditional method called Doma or Daam’gaah (catching quietly). Ghasem is a young man who hunts migrating birds for living.


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SPEARHUNTER

Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world’s greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. An offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.


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Stella Nova

Red blue green, circle square triangle, dog star man. The life and death of a star.


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Surf Noir

In a stylized world of neon drenched sunsets, the cult of Santa Muerte keeps a gang of rebel surfers young forever. But when a straight-laced teen named JOHNNY falls for the wrong girl, he must fight for life and love against the bad boys that rule the beach.


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The Good Son

A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harbored from his parents during a traditional, family gathering.


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The Immaculate Reception

It’s 1972 in blue collar Pittsburgh. The shy middle brother in a family of hard-working steelworkers, Joey has a chance to prove himself when a girl he has a crush on arrives at his house to watch the infamous playoff game between the Steelers and the Raiders.


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The Lava

Robots race against time as a volcanic eruption and a young girl with mysterious powers emerge from beneath the soaring plateaus of an alien planet.


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The Preppie Connection

Based on a true story of a prep school student who smuggled $300k of uncut cocaine into the US in 1984.


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The Reflektor Tapes

Blends a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape charting Arcade Fire’s creative journey from Jamaica, where the foundations for their Reflektor album were laid, to arena shows in Los Angeles and London.


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The Spot

A menstrual mishap threatens a girl’s chance at love.


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The Unnamed

Cursed since childhood, Nicholas has avoided relationships to protect those around him, as he endures the torture of a violent entity. But when he meets Christine, he realizes that everybody needs somebody… even if it kills them.


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Through Walls

A 32 year old dreamer, comic book fanatic & grocery bagger wants only to be noticed by the girl he loves. His superhero spirit guide watches over him.


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TRACKS

An amateur skateboarder is left to care for his girlfriend’s young daughter on the day of a championship tournament.


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Traveling Lady / The Perfect Brand

Meet Nellie Bly, 1889. She is ready for an around-the-world trip with her signature coat, one dress, and a compact suitcase. The largest item in her bag is a jar of cold cream.


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Twenty Years of Madness

When the eccentric cast of a mid-90s Public Access show in Detroit reunite after 20 years to make a new episode, they are forced to take a hard look at their lives and reconcile their teenage dreams with the realities of adulthood.


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Wedding Dress

Michael has been estranged from his family for a long time. When he shows up at his brother John’s house unexpectedly, Rayanne, his new sister-in-law, decides to let him in. But things are not always as they seem, and people may not be who they say there are.


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Welcome to Leith

In 2012 notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb moved to Leith, ND and quietly plotted to turn the tiny town into a white supremacist stronghold. After his identity is discovered his threatening behavior escalates and the town’s residents desperately seek ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.


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Wife, Interrupted

A frisky senior attempts various strategies to entice her oblivious husband.


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Woman of the World

A young mother visits an old friend in LA and goes to a party. She meets a TV star and falls under his spell.


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You Will Always Be In My Memory

A flirtation on a city bus yields a surprise.


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Young, Latin & Proud

An animated musical meditation on the beauty and strife that define Latino culture and its ability to flourish proudly in America.


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