Downtown, Marfa TX
commemorative wooden pass
Chris and Elizabeth on the radio
Warner, Chris and Elizabeth meet at the Marfa Book Store before the World Premiere
Surreal to see our poster hanging in the window! Special thanks to the poster designer: Martine Workman
...minutes till SHOWTIME! yee haw:)
Chris and Elizabeth host a Q & A after the screening
MAGICAL MARFA, TEXAS
Marfa, Texas is famous for its “Marfa Lights.” These unexplained lights sporadically appear throughout the year; especially near U.S. Highway 67. While we didn’t see these “lights” per se, we saw plenty of literal and figurative stars.
Marfa weaves a diverse community of artists, ranchers and cowboys through its quaint town of just under 2000 people. As I introduced ROLL OUT, COWBOY, I looked out to a full theatre of Marfa Film Festival moviegoers. I became overwhelmed.
This premiere audience exemplified the mission of ROLL OUT, COWBOY; creating a community that unites people from different backgrounds in order to experience a magical journey as one.
How it all came together? The organizers: programmers Ralph McKay and Robin Lambaria, The talent: Chris the Rappin’ Cowboy Sand and me- the director. The people? Marfa residents and festival-goers, the Roll Out audience and Sandman fans; new and old.
The magical journey? The best little festival you’ve ever attended. Sitting in a dark theatre world premiering your film. Rapping and rhyming from North Dakota, through the screen, to audiences and back home again. Together, these components brew what I call the Magical Marfa spell- lighting the path for our World Premiere.
until next time,