Marfa Film Festival
A month out, and I'm already creating a mixtape for the drive. I'm juggling a galaxy of songs to light the way across the desert, through the western border of New Mexico and into the Martian heart of West Texas, home of the inscrutably cool Marfa Film Festival. A destination that's been on my radar since its inception in 2007, I'm thrilled to be a part of its week-long celebration of avant-garde international cinema this year. From its website: "Our program celebrates innovation and excellence in filmmaking through meticulous curation and fostering a relaxed social space where up-and-coming filmmakers and adventurous cinephiles mix with film veterans and living legends in a captivatingly scenic, culturally rich environment." I can't wait to spend a week captured by Marfa's arid calm and the cinematic visions of artists from around the world. Until then, I must gather the songs for the drive ahead, and make room for the dreams to follow.