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Announcing Canyon Cinemazine #7, Dear Folks: Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie

Posted March 16th, 2021 in Announcements, Canyon Cinemazine, News / Events

We are thrilled to announce that the new issue of Canyon Cinemazine has now been printed! Dear Folks: Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie is dedicated to Canyon Cinema’s founding filmmaker, who died in April 2020 at his home on Camano Island; nearly 60 years after first welcoming friends and neighbors to a night of backyard cinema in Canyon, California.


Collected here are some of Bruce Baillie’s many dispatches to and about Canyon Cinema, ranging from a 1962 announcement co-signed with Chick Strand to voicemail messages left on the Canyon office answering machine in the last years of his life. The bulk of this material derives from the Canyon Cinemanews, which began in 1962 as a newsletter to solicit and circulate “fugitive information” related to a fledgling independent film movement. Years before Canyon was formally organized as a distribution cooperative, the participatory pages of the Cinemanews demonstrated that there was such a community of filmmakers to be incorporated.

2019-20 Friends of Canyon Cinema members will be receiving a copy in the mail soon. 
A limited number are also available for purchase here.

Editors: Courtney Fellion, Max Goldberg, Brett Kashmere, Seth Mitter
Design: Helen Tseng

The publication of this issue is supported by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation and the Friends of Canyon Cinema.

Printed by Newspaper Club
Edition of 400

64 pages
11.25 x 14.75 inches