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Upcoming Screening: Return to Canyon

Posted September 8th, 2010 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

Still from <em>My Name is Oona (1969)</em> (c) Gunvor Nelson

Still from My Name is Oona (1969) (c) Gunvor Nelson

Return to Canyon – Program II

Presented in collaboration with Canyon Cinema, SF Cinematheque, Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the USF Film Studies Program

Curated by Dominic Angerame, Melinda Stone, and Liz Keim
Filmmaker Bruce Baillie in person

Friday, September 24, 2010 at sundown
Outdoor projection in a redwood grove located next to Canyon Elementary School, at 187 Pinehurst Road, Canyon, California (a hamlet located behind the Oakland Hills)


As Canyon Cinema prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2011, join us for a special evening of film screenings beneath the redwoods of its birthplace in Canyon, California.

Founded in 1961, Canyon Cinema began as a showcase for experimental cinema in Canyon, California. From those early screenings two distinguished organizations were born, Canyon Cinema and the San Francisco Cinematheque. Through the years Canyon Cinema has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent film distributors. Tonight’s screening is a celebration of the early exhibitions of films shown in 1961 and also showcases films by Canyon Cinema’s past and present day staff and volunteers. Some films to be screened include All My Life by Bruce Baillie, Angel Blue Sweet Wings by Chick Strand and My Name is Oona by Guvnor Nelson.

In the tradition of the founders, the screenings will be preceded by a potluck dinner where you can bring your favorite dish and drinks. Free popcorn will be served during the show, and the coveted Frankie Avalon Suit Award will be given to the most flamboyantly dressed audience member.

Next year we will officially celebrate our golden 50th anniversary, please stay tuned for more information.

Chuck Hudina, Ikarus (1973) 2 min.
Guvnor Nelson, My Name is Oona (1969) 10 min.
Chick Strand, Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 3 min.
Bruce Baillie, All My Life (1966) 3 min., and The Gymnasts (1961) 8 min.
Tsen-chu Bamboo Hsu, Reflect (2010) 4 min.
Max Fleisher, Ha! Ha! Ha! (1934) 7 min.
Kerry Laitala, Sparkle Plenty (2009) 6 min.
Linda Scobie, Road Not Taken (2009) 6 min.
Michelle Silva, China Girls, (2006) 3 min.
Dominic Angerame, Deconstruction Sight, (1990) 12 min.
Milan Collins, Smokefarm, 2 min.
A short film by Courtney Fellion, 6 min.
Tim Wilkins, MM, (1996) 6 min.
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