Canyon Cinema 50 — February and March 2018

Our first Salon of 2018, plus queer shorts at The Stud, and Other Cinema’s INCITE: Sports launch extravaganza. Complete information below.

February 22 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) // 16 Sherman
Walking Films: A Salon with Baba Hillman

Free admission; come early to guarantee a seat.

Baba Hillman is joining us all the way from Massachusetts for our first Salon of 2018. She’ll be presenting Walking Films: a series of performance-based works centered on landscape and the body, memory, place and disappearance. Her own recent work will be paired with landscape films made by Julie Murray, Emily Richardson, and Rose Lowder, as well as Kenneth Anger’s ornate Eaux d’Artifice. In case you haven’t yet been to one of our Salons: these regular gatherings are an opportunity for an invited filmmaker to present their work and influences from the Canyon catalog in an intimate and convivial environment, with a question-and-answer to follow. Admission is always free; show up ahead of time for drinks and hor d’oeuvres, and to secure a seat.

Program includes: 
Jacumba Song, Baba Hillman (2014)
Decroux’s Garden, Baba Hillman (2012)
Frédéric, Baba Hillman
Mawaqi al-nujum, chapter one, Baba Hillman
Redshift, Emily Richardson (2001)
Elements, Julie Murray (2008)
Sailboats and Poppies, by Rose Lowder (2001)
Eaux d’Artifice, by Kenneth Anger (1953)

February 25 // 8:00 PM // The Stud
Hardcore Home Movies

Presented in association with Dirty Looks (LA/NYC).

Tickets – $10.00 General Admission

Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform and screening series for queer experimental film, video and performance, is bringing an evening of explicit homocore shorts to legendary SF gay bar The Stud on Sunday, February 25. Included on the bill are luminaries of the scene like G.B. Jones, Bruce La Bruce, Scott Treleaven, and Vaginal Davis, as well as artists like Jonesy, Jill Reiter, and Canyon’s very own Greta Snider, whose irreverent documentary mashups Hardcore Home Movie and Our Gay Brothers will screen in 16mm.

Program includes: 
Fiend, Jonesy (1992)
Hard-Core Home Movie, Greta Snider (1989)
The Birthday Party, Jill Reiter (1993)
The Troublemakers, G.B. Jones (1990)
The Salvation Army, Scott Treleaven (2001)
“3. Dr. Chris Teen Sex Surrogate,” from Three Faces of Women: A Feminine Trilogy, Rick Castro (1994)
Our Gay Brothers, Greta Snider (1993)

March 3 // 8:30 PM // Artists’ Television Access
Aesthetics of Athletics: INCITE Sports Launch

Presented in association with Other Cinema and INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media.

Tickets – $8.00 General Admission

The super-packed new sports-themed issue of INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media is out now, and Other Cinema is hosting a launch party at the beginning of next month. With a presentation of the issue by Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak, new video work by Anil Dash and Paper Rad, plus pieces by Kashmere, Alex Johnston, Santiago Alvarez, Patrick Wilkinson and others–and archival discoveries by resident 16mm digger Craig Baldwin–the evening promises to reach Olympian proportions. We’ll be on hand to show A Fall Trip Home, Nathaniel Dorsky’s rarely-screened early paean to youth and death. Buy your issue of INCITE now! It’s available here.