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.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 1st, 2019 – A Salon with Lana Z Caplan

Past Events:

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 – A Salon with Zachary Epcar

Monday, February 25th, 2019 – Infestation/Obliteration: An Insect Invasion Film Salon with Malic Amalya (at Artists’ Television Access)

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 – A Salon with Janis Crystal Lipzin (at the Exploratorium – Kanbar Forum)

Friday, December 7th, 2018 – CCA Cinema Rendezvous + Nelson, Friedrich & Clipson

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 – A Salon with Lynne Sachs

Monday, August 6th, 2018 – A Salon with Sandra Davis

Friday, June 15th, 2018 – A Salon with Jason Halprin

Monday, May 14th, 2018 – A Salon with Colin V. Barton

Friday, May 11, 2018 – A Salon with Sky Hopinka

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 – Walking Films: A Salon with Baba Hillman

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 – A Salon with Jon Jost

Monday, September 18th, 2017 – A Salon with Vanessa Renwick

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – A Salon with Mary Helena Clark

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – Technical Sincerity: A Salon with Gordon Ball

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 – Landscape Plus: A Salon With Laida Lertxundi

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 – Changing the Shape of Film: An evening with Barbara Hammer at Exploratorium 

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 – Inside and Out: More or Less of Me Presented By Mark Street at CCA

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 – Adele Horne, presents a program of films set in gardens and forests.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 – Canyon Cinema Salon with Toney W. Merritt co-hosted by Tanya Zimbardo.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 – Gibson + Recoder at the Exploratorium. For documentation of this event, click HERE.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 – Bruce Baillie visits the Bay. We have a screening in his honor.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Peter Hutton Tribute, led by Steve Anker 

Monday, June 6, 2016 – My Symbols for Truth: A program of films selected by Mike Stoltz

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Canyon Cinema Salon with Chuck Hudina

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.

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, December 14th, 2015 – finally… Wavelength (the city of San Francisco has been waiting). For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, November 9th, 2015 – OTHER STATES: a program of films selected by Paul Clipson. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 – Amy Halpern. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 – Betwixt and Between: A Program of Films Selected by Kate McCabe. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, May 5th, 2015 – Next To You: A Program of Films selected by Claire Bain. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday March 30th, 2015 – Nathaniel Dorsky on Stan Brakhage Part II. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, December 15, 2014 – Nathaniel Dorsky on Stan Brakhage Part I. For full program notes click HERE.

Monday, November 24, 2014 – PLASTIC HISTORY: Independent and Experimental Filmmaking in the Age of Acetate, A Program of films Selected by Tyler Turkle. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, October 27, 2014 – Seeing Something Always Hidden: A Program of films Selected by Denah Johnston. Hosted by John Carlson. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 – Doug Wendt. For full program notes, click HERE.

Wednesday, April 23rd – Lawrence Jordan. For full program notes, click HERE.

Wednesday, March 26th – Vanishing Presence: A Program of Films Selected by Mark Wilson. For full program notes, click HERE.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 – Sandra Davis. For full program notes, click HERE

The Canyon Cinema Salon series is made possible with generous support from the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation.