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  • Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

    7 PM (75 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Portraits and Protests

  • In Person

Abigail Child worked as a shipper at Canyon Cinema in 1977 and 1978. For her, “It was a time to look closely at films on the rewinds, or stay late and get a preview of incoming films. After that, I became coeditor with Henry Hills of Cinemanews magazine, and ultimately an editor of [at least] one edition.” This program features works made by Canyon members between 1970 and 1981—a diary film, a self-portrait, and a portrait—along with Child’s most recent film, a dazzling collage portrait of Emma Goldman that links her twentieth-century activism to modern-day protests.

 

Films in this Screening

Wild Night in El Reno

George Kuchar, United States, 1977

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 6 mins
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  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • BAMPFA preservation print

Dufus!

Mike Henderson, United States, 1970

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 8 mins
source
  • Academy Film Archive

Kino Da!

Henry Hills, United States, 1981

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

Acts & Intermissions

Abigail Child, United States, 2016

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 57 mins
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  • Abigail Child