Larry McMurtry to Make Rare Appearance at Marfa Film Festival

Larry McMurtry to Make Rare Appearance at Marfa Film Festival

LARRY McMURTRY TO PRESENT “THE LAST PICTURE SHOW” AT 2ND MARFA
FILM FESTIVAL
Larry McMurtry will make a rare public appearance to present a special outdoor screening of “The Last Picture Show” at the 2nd Marfa Film Festival, April 29th – May 3rd, in Marfa, Texas. Mr. McMurtry, who wrote the screenplay and the classic novel upon which “The Last Picture Show” is based, will be on hand to introduce the film Saturday night, May 2nd, and answer questions about the film, his life and career at a special Q & A the next morning.


Marfa Film Festival, in association with the Texas Association of Film Commissions, will present Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winner Larry McMurtry with the first ever “Texas Screen Legend” award at a steak dinner catered by the famous Gage Hotel Saturday Night during the festival. The dinner and award presentation will be at the new Capri Building across from the Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa, featuring an open bar with Patron Tequila, Barefoot Champagne/Wine and Alamo Beer.
McMurtry’s “The Last Picture Show” will screen outside under the stars after dinner and the author will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions about his life and career at a special Q & A Sunday morning. Known all over the world for his novels that bore the great cinema classics “Hud,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Terms of Endearment,” and the epic television series “Lonesome Dove,” McMurty will be joined in Marfa by his writing partner Diana Ossana, a fellow oscar-winner for their screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain.”
In addition to “The Last Picture Show,” Larry McMurtry wrote the books that became great cinema classics like “Hud,” Terms of Endearment,” and the epic television series “Lonesome Dove,” among others. For his immense contributions to the cinema-arts in Texas and beyond, McMurty will be given the first ever “Texas Screen Legend” award at the event, presented by Marfa Film Festival in association with the Texas Association of Film Commissions. Diana Ossana, fellow Oscar-winner for the screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain,” will be joining McMurtry at the celebration.
Screening over 50 films both indoors and outside under the West Texas stars, Marfa Film Festival has quickly become a must-stop on the film festival circuit. After its inaugural year, Variety deemed the festival a new corner of the “Texas Fest Triangle,” and Randall Roberts of the LA Weekly called Marfa “the best little festival I’ve ever attended.”
Marfa, a town of two-thousand people in the remote Big Bend region of West Texas, is perhaps known best as the location for films like “There Will Be Blood,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Giant.” It is also a world famous high-art destination with dozens of galleries and home to permanent exhibitions of Donald Judd, Dann Flavin and John Chamberlain.
This year outdoor events at Marfa Film Festival will also incldude a 40th anniversery screening of “Midnight Cowboy” on Thursday night and the great Powell and Pressburger classic, “The Red Shoes,” in glorious technicolor, on Friday night. In 2008, “Night of the Hunter,” “The Innocents,” “True Stories,” and “There Will Be Blood” were shown outdoors, with “Blood” opening the festival at an event on the set where it was made just south of town.
Marfa Film Festival Headquarters is the famous Paisano Hotel where James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson lived during the filming of “Giant.” Indoor screenings are at the stateof-the-art Crowley Theater in downtown Marfa. The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will return to project the 35mm classic prints on their incredible 40 foot outdoor screen.
Passes are on sale at the website: marfafilmfestival.org.

5 thoughts on “Larry McMurtry to Make Rare Appearance at Marfa Film Festival

  1. Carel Rowe

    Dear A.,
    Dear West TX Andrew,

    Have quite good 5 min. of video coverage/interviews of BEEBEE AT PADRES KY DERBY CLOWN KILLERS event tonight. (gives me imagination indigestion to consider this mix)

    Some funny bits. Let me (and your public) how to post our footage to you via dvd, u-tube

    Out here
    After the weather the news is events. And events here are never-ending.
    Please post instructions for your video “stringers” who party with camcorders.

    We’re here and try to be there…

    Keep on truckin’.
    Marshall McLuhan

  2. admin

    The easiest thing to do if you have footage that you would like to showcase on West Texas Weekly is to post it to YouTube. Go to my post on joining YouTube or just go to the site itself– there are dozens of videos that will take you step by step through the process.

    E-mail me the URL of the YouTube video. I will post it. If that is too time consuming, post the URL in a comment.

  3. Jay Williams

    Hi Guys,keep these films coming,love the feel of West Texas in films, J Derby England

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