Marfa Girl

In the small town of Marfa in Texas, near the border with Mexico, lives 16-year-old Adam, a teenager of Mexican descent, who spends his time between intercourse with his girlfriend Inez and her friends, members of a musical group. The days of the film's protagonist and his buddies are filled with run-ins with local police and white, talking about sex, and by sex, okurivanie grass and just idle chatter. This continues for as long as Martha does not appear strange girl, a mysterious freedom-loving artist. Appears to irreversibly change the sluggish life of this forgotten by God town.

  • Larry Clark

Release Date: 2014-12-17
IMDb icon 5.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $2,000,000
Ilene Veator
30 December 2015 | 01:23

Since I had in the province of birth, the better to live in Texas, from the border...

In fact as Denis Villeneuve frightening in its brand-new "Sicario" demonic horror, emanating from the border with the Mexico area, where is distributed according to worldwide drug plague, Larry Clark three years earlier showed completely different TX — musty and sleepy. And if not sex, it to do the border town of the name Martha would have been nothing. Here, however, even sex is not make a special revival, and if go with mind, not because of drugs, but because of acquired in the childhood of psychological trauma. God all, what brings Clark in the Texas wilderness, but there "researcher" teen intercourse remained true to himself. What is more, this movie could be the best in his record, if he knew exactly about the that removes. But it happens: first, some people like to get involved in a fight, but then go to see th what. Clarke seems to end not understand...

But even that he turned out to be able to claim to sketch of provincial customs, which can be no deep understanding of the life and well written portraits and characters, but but have a place to be comprehensive topic outline and sketches. I must say that bad, yeah and just inaccurate was the name, where nominally the main character is a young Latin the name Adam, which is trying to care for the same slanted contemporary Inez, and along the way, sleeping with the wife of a PAL serving time. Even a couple characters with about equal success could lay claim to the main role in including off the guard rails That obsessed with perverse sex about in the same understanding that the COP from Balabanovo "Cargo 200". In or what specific dominant female role — girls Martha — here there is no question. But it is only particular.

Probably, Clark itself considered guest workers and not emancipated for years the artist, which brings the availability (in the spirit of the hippies), like in the stagnant life of the border village, not just by drawing the local guys, but and engaging with them a creative kind of sexual relationship. The other characters from a very limited number of local residents or guarding the border or indulge in a measured-straight talk for life (sex in particular) or doing a very interesting body-esoteric procedures deserving individual statements (but that clearly not included in the sphere of interest of Clark). Marfa Girl — it is a mixture of spontaneous, almost documentary realism and wild passions, for which are the ears Clark-screenwriter who Clark is the Director trying to disguise or cover up, relying on the authenticity of non-professional actors, and textured natural southern town.

Despite predominantly cool, if not to say devastating, reviews of the American press, but this band was awarded the Grand Prix at the Rome international film festival. But even after this success, the film does not show any country in the world (except again festivals). In the result of Clark chose to put it on its website, selling for six bucks for viewing. And apparently 2 million spent on the production of dollars will be repulsed by the very soon, and likely never. Because, even in a free, how free content, it is not particularly inspiring to watch, for example, us in Russia, where the remains the least downloadable band Clark. And I must admit — quite unfairly...

Candis Leboff
06 April 2015 | 06:04

Many years have passed since the movie was created for the Director many bans and we came in a new era, when the author practically anything, and every day we see pictures that go beyond the possible, breaking an unspoken taboo. Of course, that this new free time comes a huge amount of provocative filmmakers, filming a very explicit movie that is not show in the afternoon on TV, and despite that such Directors are often able to make a lot of noise, they are then forgotten and rarely grow in to something more serious and permanent than a couple of movies that have only shock value. Photographer Larry Clark, whose work contain nudity, obscene poses and weapons, began his career in cinema as the Director who gives the audience a scandalous work, which violates all the norms of decency, as real-life and the movie itself. The however, after variable success of his first picture "Kids",which one was adopted as realistic portrait of modern youth, and others like a slap in the face, Clark isn't finished work and, although he never have not changed the style, giving more open to the work of movies still included in the history of cinema as more than shock therapy to one evening. One of the reasons for this confluence of events was that Clark is showing a great interest real topical issues of which the majority of Directors of the"rebels" is absolutely not care and his most successful film "Sadistic," he and is based on a real case of the brutal murder of Bobby Kent, coolly perfect his underage friends. For their seventh full-length picture of "the Girl from Martha" Larry Clark went to a small town in Texas, to listen to stories of local residents, and then to tell them around the world.

Martha — the tiny town of the border with Mexico which is home to less than two thousand people. As and most American small towns, most of the population of Martha is convinced Christians who care about morals so much that the teenager in the city will find it difficult to buy condoms that causes a huge number of unwanted pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages and children that are not needed. The part of Martha, that not okupirovana stubborn religious people, is inhabited by illegal immigrants, the fight against which leads border patrol, and almost entirely full of legal immigrants who are forced to show aggression to its own people. In Martha nowhere to run, nothing to do and nowhere to go but after a certain time of the day to go to street not worth — in the city curfew, after which any not  a"white" person can be arrested even if he living in the city for decades. Sometimes Martha is visited by contemporary artists, which was full of his comfortable life of the children of the wealthy suburbs, come to it is all forgotten place to dip in the atmosphere of despair and decay that the city with happy to provide any interested person. Not able to pass it myself Larry Clark, who have noticed all the above features of life in Martha and all the characters, which can be found on the streets of this Texas town, and had created a movie "the Girl from Martha" which, like all the rest of his work balances on the fine line between shock for shock and work, trying to open a hitherto hidden layer of reality.

The Director skillfully combines the true story, who told him residents, and non-professional actors with fiction the game of those who have mastered the craft. As always, Larry Clark does not have any illusions about his heroes, however, in the same time he is interested in exposing their of sins, but in their positive aspects and that they did so empty and miserable. In this painful dirty movie is pure scenes like the one where the girl soulful, healing voice, talks about how she realized the true purpose of her cat, who has gone from her life as quickly as and went in. And despite what a big part of the picture you want to wash off the filthy holes, you so ruthlessly thrown, there are times when you can understand why all the is as occurs that all this stupidity and cruelty lurking in this series of tragedies. Larry Clark isn't true does not offer solutions to the problems, moreover, he is not even trying to force the spectator to look, but it again shows a part of the world of which had voluntarily decided to leave the ginger skateboarder Ken the Park that smiled just before his death, knowing that he will have to watch all that so desperately trying to show Larry Clark for the years photos cinema.

How much did it cost to make Marfa Girl?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $2,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Marfa Girl?
This tv-show was directed by Larry Clark.
What is the genre of Marfa Girl?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama.
Who starred in Marfa Girl?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James, Mary Farley, Mercedes Maxwell.
What is Marfa Girl IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.3.
When was Marfa Girl released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2014-12-17.