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UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program, and Los Angeles Filmforum present

Canyon Cinema at 50

Canyon Cinema
July 13, 2018 -
July 14, 2018
Antonella Bonfanti, David Dinnell (7/13, 7/14); Betzy Bromberg (7/13); Janie Geiser (7/14); Cauleen Smith (7/14).

Los Angeles Filmforum members receive free admission at the box office!

Bay Area-based non-profit film and media arts organization Canyon Cinema has, for 50 years, served as a bastion of “artist-made moving image work” not just as an archive, but as a distributor and champion of experimental, avant-garde, alternative and otherwise underserviced filmmaking voices. Curated by David Dinnell, visiting faculty at California Institute of the Arts and former Program Director at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to serve as the Los Angeles home for four 16mm programs that draw exclusively from Canyon’s vast collection. Deriving titles from lesser-known Canyon films, these programs span seven decades, and include work by Saul Levine, Barbara Hammer, Curt McDowell and Canyon founders Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand, which together offer a vital roadmap for artist-made cinema.

In conjuction with A Canyon Cinema Celebration, taking place at the Echo Park Film Center on July 12.

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.

Special thanks: Antonella Bonfanti, David Dinnell, Mark Toscano.

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Canyon Cinema

Decodings  /  Continuum

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Canyon Cinema

Studies in Natural Magic  /  Associations

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater