On Saturday, February 10, Chinati will host a one-day film studies workshop led by filmmaker David Fenster and focused on the Western. Fenster has selected a slate of films that span the genre, from classic to more revisionist and unconventional examples. The workshop will examine the Western’s relationship to American identity and life in Marfa. Participants will watch films throughout the day and discuss civilization, wilderness and freedom in the context of cinema and our lives.

This free workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends around 5:30 pm. Enrollment is limited and lunch is provided. Please email or call 432.729.4362 for details.

David Fenster is an independent director, cinematographer, and editor based in Marfa, Texas. His work has screened at festivals, art museums and media outlets around the world including Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times and Tribeca Film Festival. Fenster’s latest work, Opuntia (2017), is his third feature to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Please note that this workshop is currently full. 


Chinati's educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Trust, the Cowles Charitable Trust, and the City of Marfa. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa and far West Texas.