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  • Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

    7 PM (70 mins)
    BAMPFA

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The Early Years

  • In Person

When the formation of Canyon Cinema was announced, it was described as “a federation of willing devotees of the magic lantern muse”; Lawrence Jordan topped the charts with nineteen films in the collection. At its incorporation a few months later, Jordan was the new corporation’s president, one of its four directors, and a cosigner of the bylaws. His films have been distributed by Canyon ever since. This program highlights works from 1961 to 1969 by artists involved with Canyon’s exhibition or distribution programs in its early years. We open with two recent collage films by Jordan.

Films in this Screening

Time Travel

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2017

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Entr’acte III

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2017

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 2 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

All My Life
(All my life)

Bruce Baillie, United States, 1966

All My Life is a short film that lasts just as long as the song, “All My Life” as sung by Ella Fitzgerald. As the song progresses, the camera makes a single, slow pan to the left, following the undulating lines of a decrepit fence that is covered, in places, with an old rambling rose. Baillie’s deceptively simple film captures the bittersweet beauty of life as an amalgam of the planned and the happenstance.

Lawrence Rinder

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

I Change I Am the Same

Alice Anne Parker (Severson), United States, 1969

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 1 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Cosmic Ray 

Bruce Conner, United States, 1961

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 5 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Doggie Diner and Return of Doggie Diner

Lenny Lipton, United States, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Schmeerguntz

Gunvor Nelson, Dorothy Wiley, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 15 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • BAMPFA preservation print

Hot Leatherette

Robert Nelson, United States, 1967

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 5 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Big Sur: The Ladies

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1964

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

The Dream Merchant

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1964

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Pink Swine

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1963

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Our Lady of the Sphere

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • BAMPFA