9/27/17 // Portraits and Protests

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street, Berkeley
$12.00 General Admission / $7.00 BAMPFA members
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Abigail Child in person.

Abigail Child worked as a shipper at Canyon Cinema in 1977 and 1978. For her, “It was a time to look closely at films on the rewinds, or stay late and get a preview of incoming films. After that, I became coeditor with Henry Hills of Cinemanews magazine, and ultimately an editor of at least one edition.” This program features works made by Canyon members between 1970 and 1981—a diary film, a self-portrait, and a portrait—along with Child’s most recent film, a dazzling collage portrait of Emma Goldman that links her twentieth-century activism to modern-day protests.

Portraits and Protests

All works are presented in 16mm unless otherwise indicated.

Wild Night in El Reno by George Kuchar (1977, 6 min, color)
Dufus by Mike Henderson (1970, 8 min, B&W)
Kino Da! by Henry Hills (1981, 3 min, B&W)
Acts & Intermissions by Abigail Child (2016, 57 min, B&W, digital)

This is the second screening in a fall series celebrating Canyon Cinema 50 decade by decade, presented in conjunction with the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. For a complete list of the events planned, click here.

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.