Head out to the Texas Theatre Thursday night for a “soft opening” of the building featuring recent improvements by the new management team. Local filmmaker, Kirby Warnock’s documentary of the legendary film “Giant”, was originally featured on PBS in 1996, and details the making of the movie along with interviews of locals in Marfa who were used throughout the film. The New York Times said of the documentary, “[it] is a surprisingly haunting slice of Americana.”
More from Warnock:
“Giant was James Dean’s final film. He died while it was still being edited. The screening on September 30th will give audience members the chance to see how Dean spent his last days, as a Texan, out on the Evans Ranch near Marfa, Texas.
Giant is rightly called “the national movie of Texas” and has inspired a stage play (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean), a film (Fandango) and a TV series (Dallas).”
Thursday, September 30th, 7:30PM