Canyon Cinema 50

September 13–November 29, 2017

A tribute to Canyon’s fifty-year history of providing access to artist-made films and expanding the idea of what cinema can be.

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  • Big Sur: The Ladies

  • Acts & Intermissions

  • Fake Fruit Factory

  • Premonition

  • Abaton

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • Silence and Sanctuaries

    • Wednesday, November 29 7 PM

    “For decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making works of rare and sometimes startling beauty” (New York Times). He presents his latest, Abaton and Elohim, along with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage.

    Nathaniel Dorsky in Person

  • Coding and Decoding

    • Wednesday, November 1 7 PM

    Canyon employee and Total Mobile Home founder David Sherman presents a program that explores place and time through artists’ observations and others’ documentation, including works by Dominic Angerame, Greta Snider, Michael Wallin, and Sherman, from 1988 to 2002.

    Introduction by David Sherman; Dominic Angerame and Greta Snider in Person

  • Romance and Rage

    • Wednesday, October 11 7 PM

    UC Berkeley professor and Canyon filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller spotlights women filmmakers Stephanie Beroes, Lynn Marie Kirby, Sandra Davis, Chick Strand, and Cauleen Smith in a program of films dating from 1978 to 1992.

    Introduction by Jeffrey Skoller; Lynn Marie Kirby and Sandra Davis in Person

  • Portraits and Protests

    • Wednesday, September 27 7 PM

    Abigail Child presents her most recent film, a dazzling collage portrait of Emma Goldman, preceded by works made by Canyon members George Kuchar, Mike Henderson, and Henry Hills between 1970 and 1981.

    Abigail Child in Person

  • The Early Years

    • Wednesday, September 13 7 PM

    This program highlights works by artists involved in Canyon’s early years in the 1960s, including films by Bruce Baillie, Anne Severson, Lenny Lipton, and Gunvor Nelson as well as several classics (and two premieres) by Lawrence Jordan.

    Lawrence Jordan in Person