Bruce Baillie: Dear Folks
Author/Editor: Canyon Cinema
Bruce Baillie: Dear Folks—Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie
Canyon Cinemazine #7
Author: Bruce Baillie
Editors: Courtney Fellion, Max Goldberg, Brett Kashmere and Seth Mitter
Design: Helen Tseng
Dear Folks: Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie is dedicated to the founding filmmaker of San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema, who died in April 2020 at his home on Camano Island; nearly 60 years after first welcoming friends and neighbors to a night of backyard cinema in Canyon, California.
Collected here are some of Bruce Baillie’s many dispatches to and about Canyon Cinema, ranging from a 1962 announcement co-signed with Chick Strand to voicemail messages left on the Canyon office answering machine in the last years of his life. The bulk of this material derives from the Canyon Cinemanews, which began in 1962 as a newsletter to solicit and circulate “fugitive information” related to a fledgling independent film movement. Years before Canyon was formally organized as a distribution cooperative, the participatory pages of the Cinemanews demonstrated that there was such a community of filmmakers to be incorporated.
64 pages. 11.25 x 14.75 inches.
Published 2021 by Canyon Cinema
Printed by Newspaper Club
Edition of 400