Change Location × San Francisco

    Recent Locations

      Spirit of Canyon Cinema in San Francisco

      • Spirit of Canyon Cinema Photo #1
      1 of 1
      November 23, 2008


      701 Mission Street
      San Francisco, California 94103

      • No Performers Listed
      Spirit of Canyon Cinema

      San Francisco Cinematheque Presents 

      Scott MacDonald on the Spirit Of Canyon Cinema
      Scott MacDonald In Person

      The 1960s saw the emergence of a wide range of approaches to cinema that offered alternatives to Hollywood commercial filmmaking. By 1961, Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand had begun informal screenings in the Bay Area at a mobile venue they were calling "Canyon Cinema." Soon, Canyon began publishing the Cinemanews and in 1966 became a distribution organization, emerging over the next forty years as the most dependable alternative film distributor in the country. The filmmakers who were part of Canyon and contributed to its success also created a remarkable body of films that were widely influential and continue to provide considerable pleasure. In celebration of his recent book, Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor, film historian Scott MacDonald presents a selection of significant films from its vibrant early years, including Abigail Child's Ornamentals; Gunvor Nelson's Kirsa Nicholina, My Name Is Oona and Take Off; Anne Severson and Shelby Kennedy's Riverbody; Chick Strand's Kristallnacht and Waterfall; and Diane Kitchen's 2004 film Quick's Thicket. Come early to peruse a selection of vintage Cinemanews and other artifacts from Cinematheque's archive. (Scott MacDonald and Steve Polta)

      Note: This program is the third of four Bay Area appearances by Scott MacDonald. The first two will be presented by Canyon Cinema itself on November 21 and 22. The fourth will be presented at Pacific Film Archive on November 25. Please see and for details.

      Cost: $10 Gen./ $6 Members, Students, Seniors, Disabled


      Venue:   Map    Weather   Yerba Buena Center for the Arts701 Mision Street (at Third)San Francisco, CA 94103

      Browse Events at this Venue
      Additional Info Phone: 415.552.1990
      Website: Click to Visit

      Cost: $10 Gen./ $6 Members, Students, Seniors, Disabled

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Technology

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
      COMMENTS ABOUT Spirit of Canyon Cinema