Canyon Cinema presents a celebration with Scott MacDonald and (possibly) Bruce Baillie in person!
145 Ninth Street at Minna, First floor, San Francisco, California
Friday, November 21, 2008 and Saturday, November 22, 2008
7:30 p.m., admission $10; free reception follows each screening.
RSVP recommended to Canyon Cinema, 415-626-2255.
Sponsored by Ninth Street Independent Film Center & Canyon Cinema
Two evenings of avant-garde films will be presented celebrating, in Canyon Cinema’s 45th year, the 2008 publication of Canyon Cinema—The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor, by film scholar Scott MacDonald. This major work documents Canyon Cinema’s roots as gleaned from the words, stories, artifacts and people that make up its rich historical legacy.
“Lovingly detailed history. Drawing from a wealth of primary materials . . . a compelling narrative of American avant-garde cinema. Wonderful in its particulars.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian
“An exemplary demonstration that scholarship can be both intelligent and fun to read.”—Film Comment
“Fills a major gap in our knowledge of the history of avant-garde film.”—Artforum
Friday November 21, 2008
Canyon: the Founders.
Films include: Mr. Hayashi (Bruce Baillie), The Gymnasts (Bruce Baillie), To Parsifal (Bruce Baillie), Castro Street (Bruce Baillie), Termination (Bruce Baillie), Angel Blue Sweet Wings (Chick Strand), Anselmo (Chick Strand)
*More titles to be announced.
Saturday November 22, 2008
The Spirit of Canyon, Part 1.
Films include: Tung (Bruce Baillie), Valentin de las Sierras (Bruce Baillie), Big Sur, the Ladies (Lawrence Jordan), Cosmic Ray (Bruce Conner), Breakaway (Bruce Conner), Oh Dem Watermelons (Robert Nelson), Hot Leatherette (Robert Nelson), FFFTCM (Will Hindle), Consume (Dominic Angerame).
Please note! Scott MacDonald will be present for two more special screenings in the Bay Area, including Spirit of Canyon, Part 2 at San Francisco Cinematheque on Sunday November 23 at 7:30 p.m. (see sfcinematheque.org for more details) and at Pacific Film Archive Tuesday November 25 at 7:30 p.m. (see bampfa.berkeley.edu for more details).