Women in Avant-Garde Cinema Screening

Posted October 24th, 2011 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events


Poster by Linda Scobie

Women in Avant-Garde Cinema

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street
San Francisco, California

Please join us for a night of 16mm films crafted by a variety of insightful women filmmakers working within the Avant-Garde Cinema. Whether its collaging satirical moments surrounding feminine clich├ęs to revealing secrets of female adolescence –these films are powerful documents, and personal portrayals all with an artistic, unique and intimate approach to their subjects. Featured filmmakers include: Coni Beeson, Barbara Hammer, Greta Snider, Jennifer Reeves and Chick Strand.

$7 general; $5 students and seniors


Canyon Cinema, one of the world’s premier experimental film distribution centers is in the process of celebrating its 50th year anniversary.

Undoubtedly, Canyon Cinema has become synonymous with Bay Area independent and experimental film. At present, Canyon Cinema has 320 members worldwide and distributes more than 3,200 films and hundreds of DVDs. As we have actively grown over the past fifty years, Canyon has chronicled the history of this unique genre. This fall we celebrate our anniversary and remember our shared lineage with the Bay Area experimental film scene through a series of screenings at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

These events were possible through a generous grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.