Canyon Cinema Salon
The Canyon Cinema Salon is an opportunity for dialogue and exploration. These events are designed as a platform for the community to directly engage and learn from moving image artists in an intimate setting. Artists will have an open forum to present work from their repertoire, discuss creative process, and share their inspirations. Free and open to the public, the Salon series is hosted at 16 Sherman Street, off Folsom Street between 6th and 7th Streets in SOMA. Salons are 60-90 minutes in length, containing no more than 60 minutes of screened material.
Special thanks to Rock Ross. This is a volunteer operation run by the Canyon Cinema Foundation Board of Directors, its staff and filmmakers in the collection.
In 2017, our Salon series will be presented as a part of Canyon Cinema 50, a multifaceted celebration of our fiftieth year in San Francisco distributing non-commercial, artist-made moving images. In addition to this series, we will be hosting a number of other events in the Bay Area and beyond. Full information about the CC50 initiative can be found here.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 – Landscape Plus: A Salon With Laida Lertxundi
Monday, October 5th, 2015 – Amy Halpern. For full program notes, click HERE.
Monday, December 14th, 2015 – finally… Wavelength (the city of San Francisco has been waiting). For full program notes, click HERE.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – Indelible Hallucinations: A Program of Films Selected by Tom DeWitt Ditto. Canyon Cinema co-presentation with Exploratorium (note the special location for this show).
Monday, March 7, 2016 – Monday, March 7, 2016 – Lynn Marie Kirby curates films from Canyon Cinema along with recent work by California College of the Arts students.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Canyon Cinema Salon with Chuck Hudina
Monday, June 6, 2016 – My Symbols for Truth: A program of films selected by Mike Stoltz
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Peter Hutton Tribute, led by Steve Anker
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 – Bruce Baillie visits the Bay. We have a screening in his honor.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 – Gibson + Recoder at the Exploratorium.
Monday, November 14th, 2016 – Canyon Cinema Salon with Toney W. Merritt co-hosted by Tanya Zimbardo.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 – Adele Horne, presents a program of films set in gardens and forests.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 – Inside and Out: More or Less of Me Presented By Mark Street at CCA
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 – Changing the Shape of Film: An evening with Barbara Hammer at Exploratorium
The Canyon Cinema Salon series is made possible with generous support from the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation.