Cult ‘Kids’ director Larry Clark spent four hours in a London police cell in 2002 after biffing the distributor of one of his films, so it’s no surprise to hear that he’s cutting out the middle man completely with his latest – by making it available to watch direct on his website larryclark.com for $5.99. And no, that doesn’t mean it’s too crap for cinemas: ‘Marfa Girl’ picked up the award for Best Film at the Rome Film Festival last year, so if you’re a fan of the Clark’s fly-on-the-wall chronicles of mumbling skaters smoking weed and having sex, this will be right up your street. Explaining his decision to self-distribute last week to Rolling Stone, Clark was on fine fire-breathing form: ‘…distributors are crooks and you never get paid no matter how good a deal you have, and I can never get a rating from the evil censors, anyway.’
If you’d rather catch ‘Marfa Girl’ on the big screen, The Book Club in Shoreditch is putting on a free screening on February 12. Tickets are sold out for the 7pm showing but they have added another screening at 9.30pm. Find all the info wearetbc.com. And keep an eye on Time Out’s film events page for more exciting cinematic happenings in the city.