7/29/18 — FREE — Canyon School celebrates 100 years with a picnic and special 16mm screening by Canyon Cinema!

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in News / Events


Canyon School Centennial Picnic

Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Canyon School

187 Pinehurst Rd.
Canyon, CA 94516 United States
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Phone:(925) 376-4671 | Website:Https://Canyon.K12.Ca.Us

Canyon Cinema has been invited to celebrate the centennial of the Canyon School (in Canyon California) with the local community and we are delighted to participate. The outdoor screening will begin at 7pm and will include an array of works by Canyon Cinema co-founders Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand, as well as Les Blank and others as requested by the longtime residents of Canyon.  This event is free and open to the public!

Located only 10 miles from downtown Oakland, the community of Canyon, California is the birthplace and namesake of Canyon Cinema, where in 1961 a group of visionary artists and filmmakers started screening films for friends and neighbors in Baillie’s yard. Join us with the Canyon community as we conclude the centennial picnic and celebration with a screening of 16mm films and reminiscences from Canyon residents about the early days of Canyon Cinema.

WHAT: 100 Year Anniversary, free for all, picnic
WHERE: Canyon School
WHEN: July 29, 2018, 11-7 (picnic, games and open mic), 7 – 9 pm screening
WHY: to celebrate 100 years and reconnect as a community
The plan is BYOP– “Bring Your Own Picnic!”
Call, email, text and facebook former classmates, past Canyon neighbors and friends of Canyon School and make sure they know!
BRING: ** Any Canyon School memorabilia (historical photos, etc) that you think others would be interested in seeing. (Optons: scan material yourself ahead of time and send it in for the School archive — or bring it along with you to be scanned onsite.)

** A blanket or camp chair, if you’d like for picnicking

Film program to include:
The Sun’s Gonna Shine (1969, Les Blank)
Yellow Horse (1965, Bruce Baillie)
Baby In A Rage (1983, Chuck Hudina)
Termination (1966, Bruce Baillie)
Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966, Chick Strand)
God Respects Us When We Work But Loves Us When We Dance (1968, Les Blank)