This program features recent films by Saul Levine, Charlotte Pryce, and Christopher Harris; rarely screened films by Standish Lawder and Jean Sousa; sublimely filmed and acutely perceived portraits of cities, seas, skies, and landscapes by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, Gary Beydler, Robert Fulton, and Emily Richardson; Betzy Bromberg’s audacious and energetic feminist punk city symphony; Degrees of Limitation, one of Scott Stark’s earliest films, a humorous 3-minute structuralist gem; and Portland, a mid-90s travelogue and playful Rashomon-like inquiry into the nature of truth by Greta Snider. 1973-2017, U.S., 16mm, 79 minutes. Recommended for 16+.
Canyon Cinema 50
Canyon Cinema, the Bay Area grassroots non-profit distribution network for alternative and avant garde cinema, celebrates its 50th anniversary with this touring series of four programs composed of 42 films drawn from its collection of more than 3,400 titles. The thematic programs curated by David Dinnell, visiting faculty at Californian Institute of the Arts and former Program Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, celebrates Canyon’s history and relevance as a purveyor of and advocate for artist-made cinema. The Canyon Cinema 50 project is organized by the Canyon Cinema Foundation and supported in part by the George Lucas Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.