Friday, September 24, 2010


Return to Canyon, Program II

The Canyon School

presented in collaboration with Canyon Cinema, Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the USF Film Studies Program
Curated by Dominic Angerame, Liz Keim and Melinda Stone
Bruce Baillie in person

Come join us for a night of celebration under the stars and grand redwoods of Canyon California, the birthplace of San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema. This anniversary screening harkens back to the early days of Cinematheque (then one and the same with Canyon Cinema) featuring some of the first films screened in the little hamlet, along with vintage serials, cartoons and the signature Canyon Cinema News. The coveted Frankie Avalon Suit Award will be given to the most flamboyantly dressed audience member so don’t be shy. In the tradition of the founders, the screening will precede with a potluck–bring your favorite dish, something to drink, and your own table service, as well as a live music by the Goat Family. Free popcorn will be served during the show. Some of the films to be screened include: All My Life by Bruce Baillie, Angel Blue Sweet Wings by Chick Strand and My Name is Oona by Gunvor Nelson. New work will also be featured, including Reflect by Tsen-Chu Bamboo Hsu and a contemporary Canyon Newsreel made by the students at Canyon Elementary with the assistance of films students from USF. Special thanks to the teachers and students at Canyon Elementary School and to the community of Canyon for support with the screening. (Liz Keim & Melinda Stone)

Chuck Hudina: Ikarus (1973) 2 min. / Gunvor Nelson: My Name Is Oona (1969) 10 min. / Chick Strand: Angel Blue Sweet Wings (1966) 3 min. / Bruce Baillie: All My Life (1966) 3 min. & The Gymnasts (1961) 8 min. / Tsen-Chu Bamboo Hsu: Reflect (2010) 4 min. / Max Fleisher: Ha! Ha! Ha! (1934) 7 min / Kerry Laitala: Sparkle Plenty (2009) 6 min. / Linda Scobie: Road Not Taken (2009) 6 min. / Michelle Silva: China Girls (2006) 3 min. / Dominic Angerame: Deconstruction Sight (1990) 12 min. / Milan Collins: Smokefarm 2 min. / Courtney Fellion:A Short Film 6 min. / Timoleon Wilkins: MM (1996) 6 min.

For series overview, please see Program I.