Canyon Cinema 50 Continues in March

Canyon Cinema 50 may have only just begun, but our schedule is already packed. Read our full line-up after the break.

We are teaming up with a number of partners to present programming all across the Bay for the rest of 2017. Nine events have been confirmed in March, beginning next Thursday, March 2nd, when Canyon joins Extended Cinema, the Exploratorium’s annual exhibition of active cinema. Our contribution, “Drive-Through Cinema,” is a litany of micro-programs featuring some of the most explosive, hysterical, and sublime shorts from our collection including works by Chick Strand, Elizabeth Sher, Lenny Lipton, Lawrence Jordan, Robert Breer and many more! Read about the event here.

Don’t forget about the benefit on March 9th!

On Thursday, March 9th, we’re having a party—and we want you to celebrate with us. Come out to the Starline Social Club to celebrate artist-made cinema, dance with Canyon filmmakers and family, and help to secure our organization’s future. You can read about the lineup here, and buy tickets on our Eventbrite page. We’ll give you more details on this next week, but suffice it to say: it is going to be good.

March 10 & 11 // Alex Mackenzie is invading the Exploratorium.

Mackenzie’s work challenges passive viewership, and he will be presenting two days of expanded cinema next month. On Friday, March 10th, join us for a performance of his new work Apparitions, which plays with perspective, projector movement, and color to foreground projected light as a form of sculpture. For details, click here. On Saturday, March 11th, he will lead an expanded cinema workshop before restaging a program of rarely seen performative works from Canyon’s collection. You can read about the workshop here (tickets are limited!), and the evening performance here. Seats for the workshop are extremely limited, so buy your tickets now!

March 15 // Our Salon series continues with Laida Lertxundi.

On March 15th at 16 Sherman, we are honored to welcome Laida Lertxundi, who will be arriving from Los Angeles to present an evening of work that drifts between open, external geographies and interior, affective architectures. The program, “Landscape Plus,” features work by Pat O’Neill, Cauleen Smith, Peter Hutton, and Lertxundi herself. For complete information, click here.

March 24th & March 26th // Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Cinematheque, we are proud to announce two evenings of filmmaker Tyler Hubby’s loving tribute to Canyon’s own Tony Conrad. Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present will be screening twice at the Center for New Music, along with a number of Conrad’s works, including Straight and Narrow, The Flicker, The Eye of Count Flickerstein, and Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals. For information on Friday’s screening, click here. For information on Sunday’s screening, click here.

We have plenty more to announce, but we’ll leave it at that for now. Fifty years on, Canyon remains a bastion for independent, alternative and experimental cinema. Come celebrate with us.