Following from its triumph at the Rome Film Festival this week where it was crowned best film, Larry Clark's Marfa Girl is now available to stream exclusively through the director's website. Set in the small Texas town of Marfa, the film tells the tale of Adam - a half-white, half-Hispanic teenager who is trying to navigate the worlds of sex, drugs, rock and roll, art, violence, and racism.
Speaking about the decision to only release the film through his website, Clark said:
"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.
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