“It is a layered film – a human comedy and a metaphysical mystery as well as a consideration of art and romance. The landscape, texture, sensibility, and atmosphere of Marfa is what really makes this film so captivating and unique. All of this so sweetly comes together under the skilled and visionary hand of writer and director Cory Van Dyke. Highly recommended.”

Louis Black, Austin Chronicle

“If there’s such a thing as an organic film feature than it’s surely Far Marfa, Cory Van Dyke’s delightful home grown movie with local actors who are screen naturals, splendid free-range locales, and a nifty little “neo-noir” Texas story dramatized by Van Dyke with humor and grace.”

Gerald Peary, film critic, The Arts Fuse

“Far Marfa is a small treasure of a film that entertains, amuses, and in the end offers up a measured spoonful of hope to go along with the rather grim realities of the early 21st Century … In the end Van Dyke’s wonderful gem of a movie comes down to one idea… work, specifically working with your hands to make or create something tangible. It is a rebooted American Dream from a generation who had many of their opportunities squandered by the generation before. The end of this new journey may not be the glories of financial riches, but the satisfaction of a job well done and the knowledge that even if you never sell much, that is still better than selling out.”

Chad Nance, Camel City Dispatch

“The film’s mainframe is clearly firing on the frequencies of both Lynch and Lebowksi, but Van Dyke’s inventive script and surrealistic visual touches lend the work an endearing, light-as-air strangeness all its own and are evidence of decidedly original new voice.”

Christopher Holmes, Riverrun

“One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time.”

Coral Russel, Shelf-stacker.com

“Captures those contrasting and intermingling streams of reality and mythology, the abstract and the resonant.”

Lone Star Film Society

“A lot of fun. Surreal, artistic, and existential.”

Susan Gilmore, Winston-Salem Journal

“A hilarious journey full of encounters with small-town druggies and the local art scene snobs across the visually imagery of Marfa.”

Debbie Cerda, Slackerwood

“I just absolutely loved it. Everything about it. It looks great, it has amazing acting, it’s funny and touching, and it just has an amazing confidence and ease about it. Fantastic work.”

Ryan Long, Austin Film Society

“The Marfa that writer-director Cory Van Dyke presents us with is a place riddled with class struggles. Greedy art dealers and douchebag musicians represent the elite class, while slackers struggle to find their footing. It is a beautiful place.”

Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit