Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Marfa Film Fest rolls out the red -- sleeping bags?

MarfaJust saw this on the lodging page for the Marfa Film Festival, which starts tomorrow:

Camp cheap in TENT CITY! 150 bucks for the week, 30 bucks a night for a four man tent with two air mattresses and two new sleeping bags. Showers and bathrooms on site. Bring your own pillows. A few blocks from Marfa's main intersection.

What a great example of a fest going all out to accommodate its attendees. Lodging has been scarce in Marfa during the festival weekend (I was contemplating staying on a random stranger's couch). The idea of camping out not only fits in a tight budget but, in the setting of West Texas, has some romance to it as well. Kudos to the Marfa FF staff for creative thinking and a willingness to serve.

Festival events include an opening night outdoor screening of There Will Be Blood on the film's set, a Cinco de Mayo street party, and a closing night screening of The Last Movie with director Dennis Hopper in attendance. Should be a blast.

I'll be in Marfa for the first three days of the fest and will report back upon my return. Watch the Twitter feed on the right for updates during the fest.

(Disclosure: Marfa FF is a B-Side partner festival.)

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