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Marfa fest gets McMurtry

Marfa fest gets McMurtry

The best little festival I’ve never attended — the Marfa Film Festival — will honor author Larry McMurtry with the Texas Screen Legend Award. The reclusive author is a real get for the fledgling fest. They’ve also convinced him to present a “Last Picture Show” screening on May 2.

Lest you think all Texas fests look for excuses program Texas films, the fest has slotted Gary Weiss‘ 1979 doc on South Bronx gangs “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” to open.

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