Desert Surf Films weekend starts tonight here in Marfa! We’ll be screening Morning of the Earth in 16mm in the Ballroom Marfa courtyard under the waxing gibbous moon on Friday at 8:30pm. College Apparel On Saturday, it’s Crystal Voyager! Bring a blanket!
Ballroom Marfa will also be unveiling Stay Golden, a Desert Surf Films ‘zine, which features a collection of artwork, writing, poetry and other surf-informed ephemera. The ‘zine was designed and edited by Hilary duPont, Liz Janoff and Ian Lewis. It includes contributions from Joshua Edwards, Sam Falls, Rae Anna Hample, Nicki Ittner, Tim Johnson, Eileen Myles, Brandon Shimoda, and more. Stay Golden will be available for sale at the event, and in the Ballroom Marfa gallery.
Start the weekend off early with our neighbors at Marfa Book Company, who’ll be hosting the opening of two shows by our own Daniel Chamberlin from 6-8pm. Chamberlin will be DJing Cetacean-themed psychedelia before and after the screening at Ballroom.
And for more background on the program, listen to an interview with Desert Surf Films curator (and Ballroom’s executive director) Susan Sutton and filmmaker Ian Lewis on Marfa Public Radio,