Full steam ahead in April for Canyon Cinema 50

Canyon Cinema 50 continues in April with four events on both sides of the Bay! Click past the break for a complete list of screenings.

We are transitioning into our spring season with two screenings next week. On Friday, April 14th, we fly down to Minnesota Street Project in the Dogpatch to present “Alternative Factoids,” a free program of 16mm works by Owen Land, Nina Fonoroff, and John Smith that questions the veracity of the cinematic image. This program is presented in conjunction with the Fake Newsroom exhibition on view at MSP from April 11 – 29.

Alternative Factoids
Friday, April 14th, 8pm // Free
Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St, Gallery 200, SF

Program includes:
What’s Wrong With This Picture? 1, by Owen Land, 1971
Big Story , Nina Fonoroff, 1984
What’s Wrong With This Picture? 2, Owen Land, 1972
The Black Tower, John Smith, 1987

We’re teaming up with SFFILM to bring a program of Canyon films presented by Guy Maddin.

On Saturday, April 15th, we will present “The Great Blondino and Other Delights,” as a part of the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival, an evening of films curated by visionary director Guy Maddin. Organized around Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley’s improvisatory sixties masterpiece, and also including the work of Abigail Child, Gary Goldberg, and Daina Krumins, the night is sure to match Maddin’s hallucinatory vision. Tickets are on sale now for this once-in-a-lifetime presentation, but can also be purchased at SFMOMA the night of the event.

The Great Blondino and Other Delights
Saturday, April 15, 8:30 PM // Tickets – $15.00 ($13.00 for SFFILM members)
SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street, SF
Presented in collaboration with SFFILM and San Francisco Cinematheque

Program includes:
Mesmer, Gary Goldberg (1991)
Perils, Abigail Child (1986)
The Great Blondino, Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley (1967)
The Divine Miracle, Diana Krumins (1973)

Psychotronic pseudo-documentarian, new Situationist, and provocateur extraordinaire Craig Baldwin will be crossing the Bay on Friday, April 21st.

He will be showing Tribulation 99 (1992), his paranoid found-footage account of alien intervention in Latin America and the coming apocalypse. The screening will be coupled with “Orphan Morphin’,” a performative lecture/demo in which Baldwin will explore what it means to “surf the wave of obsolescence” and redeem orphan film artifacts through collage and creative reconsideration.

This evening and special presentation is curated by the artist Tooth (Black Hole Cinematheque) and co-presented in partnership with our Oakland presenting partner Pro Arts Gallery in conjunction with their New Situationists exhibition on view from March 3 – April 28, 2017.

Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 99 and Orphan Morphin’
Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM // Tickets – $5.00
ProArts Gallery, 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Presented in collaboration with Black Hole Cinematheque and ProArts

The month closes out with a special collaboration with Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts to present an afternoon of works with Jodie Mack.

Mack is an experimental animator whose use of domestic and recycled objects and fabrics invites us to reconsider the graphic materials which fill our daily lives. She will be presenting a screening highlighting the fun side of experimental cinema. Details are forthcoming–stay tuned!

Saturday Cinema: Whose Line is it Anyway? With Jodie Mack
Saturday, April 29, 2pm
Exploratorium, Pier 15, Embarcadero, SF
Presented in collaboration with Exploratorium