On a summer day in 1961, in the East Bay community of Canyon, California, filmmaker Baillie shined a light on a bedsheet screen and Canyon Cinema was born. Over the years, Baillie's brainchild evolved into the independent distributor Canyon Cinema and the venerable exhibitor San Francisco Cinematheque. We celebrate Cinematheque's golden anniversary with a gathering of founding figures and luminaries from the early days of the organization, featuring brand-new works and newly preserved masterpieces by Baillie, Jordan, Nelson, and Chick Strand. (Steve Polta)
Return to Canyon
Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Anticipated guests: Bruce Baillie, Lawrence Jordan, and Robert Nelson
Image: Bruce Baillie, Castro Street (still), 1966; courtesy the artist
Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque in association with the Pacific Film Archive.