Film Classics in 16mm! Canyon Cinema 50 Film Tour
United States | 1968-2005 | various directors
The last of four programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of Canyon Cinema, a longtime San Francisco-based distributor of truly independent, often experimental short works by major American filmmakers. This show is named for Dominic Angerame’s exquisitely filmed, silent, black and white 1987 city portrait. Also showing: Bay Area filmmaker Karen Holmes’ late 1970s landscape and performance film Saving the Proof; Los Angeles effects artist and filmmaker Pat O’Neill’s 1973 masterpiece Down Wind; Gunvor Nelson’s My Name is Oona, one of the canonical works of the American avant-garde; and two works from the mid-2000s, Tomonari Nishikawa’s frenetic single-frame city portrait, Market Street, and animator Janie Geiser’s Terrace 49. The program is bookended by Valentin de Las Sierras (1968) and Mujer de Milfuegos (1976), two works by Canyon Cinema founders Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand that continue to resonate as vital, adventurous film art. 8 films in all, 2 in new prints. Complete film titles at canyoncinema50.org/tour/. Total 85 min.
Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)
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