CineMarfa Film Festival returns for its seventh continuous year of innovative film programming. Dedicated to bringing rare, forgotten, or difficult-to-see films – including films that have been banned or censored – to light in far West Texas. It will be held May 4-7, 2017 in Marfa, Texas.
This year’s line-up ruminates upon the current wild moment in politics, as well as addressing the ways in which artists engage activism, with programs of films by Cauleen Smith, Vic Berger and others, including historical Super-8 film work by Ana Mendieta. The festival will also be showing Mark Flood’s critical and satirical look at the contemporary art world Art Fair Fever, and Maïdan, a documentary from Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa showing the popular demonstration in Kiev’s Independence Square (the Maidan Nezalezhnosti) during the winter of 2013-14, against the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.
Saturday, May 6th, will be the “Activism Day,” a participatory and free-flowing day which will be devoted to art/activism with screenings of one of Steve Bannon’s films, Vic Berger’s works. We will also show AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock by Josh Fox.