Canyon director Antonella Bonfanti interviews Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin

In April, Canyon Cinema invited Guy Maddin to curate an evening of films from our collection for the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. Maddin presented The Great Blondino and Other Delights, featuring work by Robert Nelson and William Wiley, Abigail Child, Daina Krumins, and Gary Goldberg. Though he was not able to attend in person, we used ritual magick to summon his spirit for an interview. You can read the full interview on our Tumblr here.

A questionnaire for Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson/Gerry Fialka

A few months ago, our friend Gerry Fialka sent a questionnaire he had conducted with Robert Nelson shortly before Nelson passed away in 2012. Consisting of Nelson’s handwritten responses to 49 questions, the document offers poignant observations on art, film, aging, memory and quite a few things in between. Read it in its entirety here.

Canyon Cinema 50 kicks off with Barbara Hammer at the Exploratorium, Mark Street at CCA and an anniversary party at the Starline Social Club!

Mark your calendars! Canyon Cinema 50 launches next month with the first of many (many!) screenings, performances and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formal incorporation of the Canyon Cinema Co-op.

We’re planning eleven months of programming in the Bay Area with our presenting partners Exploratorium, Pro Arts Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive,  San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco Cinematheque. Seven events have been announced so far, and we’re adding more by the week, so sign up for our newsletter if you don’t want to miss out!

CLICK HERE for the full event listings.