“in front of us:” films by women directors showing in Marfa
Originally published on October 13, 2017
MARFA – A Marfa film series that focuses on work by women directors had to be renamed after the 2016 presidential election.
The film series, in front of us, is a collaborative effort among the New York and Marfa poet Eileen Myles; Peggy O’Brien, Saint George Hall operations director and Crowley Theater manager; Carolyn Pfeiffer, the Marfa-based film producer; Marfa Public Radio General Manager Elise Pepple; Caitlin Murray, Judd Foundation director of Marfa programs; and her husband, Tim Johnson of the Marfa Book Co.
The name of the film series was initially called Victory Lap to celebrate what the group thought would be Hillary Clinton’s presidential win. Instead, Donald Trump, the celebrity billionaire and real estate mogul now is POTUS.