NOWNESS: Larry Clark’s ‘Marfa Girl’
Cinematic provocateur Larry Clark delves into the making of Marfa Girl – his first feature in seven years and the winner of the Marco Aurelio Award for Best Film at the Rome Film Festival as part of a NOWNESS exploration. The film focuses on a West Texas town and the culture clash arising from the area’s mix of Mexican Americans with the locals. While there are no DVD/Blu-ray sales expected, Clark has instead opted to release it on his website as a way to forgo the rating system that oftentimes targets his work and labels it “profane.” In speaking about the decision he commented, “I wanted to make a movie for the Internet. It’s so hard to get a film made, especially an art film with your own final cut. So I thought, ‘Why don’t I just do it myself, set up a website and get it going’.” Marfa Girl can be watched here for $6 USD.