3/2/17 // After Dark: Extended Cinema

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Exploratorium – Pier 15, San Francisco
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The warm glow of the projected image invites us to in-between worlds. Now an annual favorite, Exploratorium Cinema Arts takes over museum spaces to provide experiences—-both on and off the screen—-created by artists and filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond. Canyon joins this cinematic celebration in which the passive act of watching turns to listening, peering, touching, and interacting. Our contribution, “Drive-Through Cinema,” consists of a litany of micro-programs featuring some of the most explosive, hysterical, and sublime shorts from our collection.

Canyon Cinema Drive-Through Cinema – Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio 
All films will be presented in 16mm.

7:30 – 8:30 

Explosion Motion
Blazes by Robert Breer (1961, 3min, sound)
Tensile by Mark Wilson (1994, 4min, silent)
Black Ice, Stan Brakhage (1994, 2min, silent)
Decroux’s Garden by Baba Hillman (2012, 4min, silent)
Anselmo by Chick Strand (1967, 3min, sound)

Found Footage Flights and Quick Delights
Los Ojos, Gary Beydler (1975, 1.5min, silent)
Thine Inward-Looking Eyes by Thad Povey (1993, 2min, sound)
Shot-countershot by Peter Tscherkassky (1987, 1min, sound)
Excess, Black Noise, and Fast Moving Pictures by Tyler Turkle (1981, 1min, sound)
Restricted by Jay Rosenblatt (1999, 1min, sound)

The Succinct Sublime
Lonesome Cowboy by Toney Merritt (1979, 30 sec, sound)
Runaway by Stan Lawder (1969, 6 min, sound)
Electronic Moon No. 2 by Paik/Yalkut (1969, 4 min, sound)
The Soccer Game by Lawrence Jordan (1960, 5 min, sound)
Dub Film by Doug Wendt (1980, 3min, sound)

Toe Tapping Treats
I Change I Am the Same by Alice Anne Parker Severson (1969, 1min, sound)
Day then Night by Andy Moore (1977, 5.5min, sound)
Mr Sandman by Victor Faccinto (1973, 2min, sound)
Johnnie by Lawrence Jordan (1964, 4.5min, sound)
All My Life by Bruce Baillie (1966, 3 min, sound)

9:00 – 10:00

Filmmaker by Barry Hershey (1987, 1 min, sound)
Preview by JJ Murphy (1980, 3 min, sound)
Nightclub Memories of Havana in Queens by Silvianna Goldsmith (1975, 6 min, sound)
Rumble by Jules Engel (1977, 4 min, sound)
Together by Broughton/Singer (1976, 3min, sound)

Wash It, Drive It, Crash It
Wash It by Elizabeth Sher (1982, 6min, sound)
Kustom Kar Kommandos by Kenneth Anger (1965, 3.5, sound)
Hot Leatherette by Robert Nelson (1967, 5min, sound)

Secrets of Quetzacotal by Lyle Pearson (3 min, sound)
Powerman by Lenny Lipton (1966, 5 min, sound)
Peyote Queen by Storm DeHirsch (1965, 8 min, sound)
Firefly by Connie Beeson (5 min)

Full Schedule

Kanbar Forum
6:30–8:00 p.m. | Amateur Hour: Celebrating Cine-Clubs

8:30 p.m. | Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences by Cory McAbee

Video Artcade | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
6:00–10:00 p.m. | Video Art and Games on View

7:00 p.m. | Curating Wild and Mischievous Video Games with Marie Foulston

8:00 p.m. | From Cityscape to Playscape: Designing an Authentic Bay Area for WATCH_DOGS 2 with Olivier Girard and Sidonie Weber

9:00 p.m. | Bringing Historic Games a Click Away with James Baicoianu

Cinematic Carnival | Central Gallery • 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Selfless Selfie Station with Kit Young

Multimedia Shadow Puppetry with Lydia Greer

Moving Pictures with John “B” Berzins

Flashlight Tango with Kerry Laitala

The Gizmos and Gadgets of Amateur Movie Making with Movette

4th Wall with Lowell Robinson and Dina Herring

Cinematic Carnival | Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
6:00–7:30 and 8:30– 9:00 p.m. | Selections from the Cinema Arts Collection

7:30–8:30 and 9:00–10:00 p.m. | Canyon Cinema Drive-Through Cinema

East Gallery

7:00–10:00 p.m. | Loop Your Loop with Explorables

6:30–9:30 p.m. | Play Johann Sebastian Joust with the Explainers

Presented in conjunction with the Exploratorium Cinema Arts series, this event is part of a yearlong series of programming in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Canyon Cinema’s incorporation as a distributor of independent artist-made film.

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.