Return to Canyon

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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)


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.