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Marfa is the small Texas town that has been invaded by creative types ever since minimalist artist Donald Judd bought into the town in 1971. Before that, it was probably best known for serving as a location of James Dean’s last film, "Giant," in 1956. In more recent times, Paul Thomas Anderson ("There Will Be Blood") and the Coen Brothers ("No Country For Old Men") have taken advantage of the bygone era's lingering architecture in the main streets of the town. There's even a much-photographed artistic interpretation of a Prada store on the highway. Marfa is hip. Enter Larry Clark, famed for his photographs and films that look at the underbelly of American life, with a particular eye on the behavior of adolescents -- mainly bored teenagers who no longer have to answer to their parents and have discovered sex. The first shot of Clark's latest feature, "Marfa Girl," is of a skateboard, »


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