A tribute to Canyon’s fifty-year history of providing access to artist-made films and expanding the idea of what cinema can be.
Big Sur: The Ladies
Acts & Intermissions
Fake Fruit Factory
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.