Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
16 Sherman Street, San Francisco
Free admission; come early to guarantee a seat.
Please join Canyon Cinema on the evening of Thursday, February 22, 2018, for the next installment of our Salon series. This month, we’re pleased to welcome Amherst, Massachusetts based filmmaker Baba Hillman presenting “Walking Films,” a series of performance-based films centered on landscape and the body, memory, place and disappearance.
Baba’s selections include the first chapter of a film on near-death experience and modes of learning and perception in the writings of Arab Andalusian poet and philosopher Ibn ‘Arabi.
Walking Films: A Salon with Baba Hillman
Jacumba Song by Baba Hillman (2014, 3 min, 16mm, US)
Decroux’s Garden by Baba Hillman (2012, 4 min, 16mm, France)
Frédéric by Baba Hillman (17 min, S8 transferred to HD, France)
Mawaqi al-nujum, chapter one by Baba Hillman (15 min, S8 transferred to HD, Spain/France/Scotland)
Redshift by Emily Richardson (2001, 4 min, digital, color)
Elements by Julie Murray (2008, 7 min, 16mm)
Sailboats and Poppies by Rose Lowder (2001, 2.6 min, 16mm, color)
Eaux d’Artifice by Kenneth Anger (1953, 13 min, 16mm, color)
Baba Hillman makes performance-based essayistic and experimental films and videos that explore transience, perception, and memory. The films have screened at festivals and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Edinburgh Film Festival, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., ICAIC, Havana, European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, MIX Brazil, and Collectif Jeune Cinéma, among others. She has received awards and grants for her work from the French Ministry of Culture, the Whiting Foundation, the California Arts Council and the Italian city governments of Florence, Lecce and Certaldo. Baba teaches filmmaking and performance at Hampshire College.
Canyon Cinema is thankful for the long term support of the George Lucas Family Foundation. Dedicated project funding for Canyon Cinema 50 has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.