The International Jury of the 7th Rome Film Festival has conferred the Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film to Marfa Girl by Larry Clark. The new film is set in Marfa, Texas (pop. 1,800) where small town American life intersects with the international art world and swarms of border patrol agents, while Adam, a half-white, half-Hispanic teenager, is just trying to navigate the sex, drugs, rock and roll, art, violence and racism.
The film will be released exclusively at larryclark.com/marfagirl tonight at 6PM (New York time). It won’t be released in theatres or on DVD. Below is Larry’s note on the release:
“I will put the film on my first and only website, larryclark.com, which is the only place one will ever be able to see the film…. It will stream for $5.99 for access to the film for 24 hours…. This is the future and the future is now…. Most and very soon almost all the small theaters that show Indie and Art films will be gone….
Everyday another goes out of business because everything is digital now and it is quite expensive for the wonderful old smaller theaters to bear the cost of switching to digital…. Anyway I think I am one of the very first directors to release a new film this way, on a website who’s only purpose is to show his new films…. I think this could be very successful and it also cuts out the crooked Hollywood distributors.”
You can watch the trailer now above.