Canyon Cinema Screening March 20, 2009

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New Improved Institutional Qualities..
A showcase of preserved films distributed by Canyon Cinema
Sponsored by Ninth Street Independent Film Center

March 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
$10 admission, at Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth Street at Minna in San Francisco.

- Stan Brakhage's Riddle of Lumen (1972, 16mm, color, silent, 13.5 min.)
Preserved by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Saul Levine
- Note to Pati (1969, 16mm, color, silent, 8 min., 18fps)
- Note to Colleen (1974, 16mm, color, silent, 5 min., 18fps)
Restoration 16mm blows-ups of 8mm films by the National Film Preservation Foundation, Anthology Film Archives and BB Optics.

Jules Engel
- Train Landscape (1974, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.)
- Silence (1968, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min.)
- Shapes & Gestures (1976, 16mm, color, sound, 7 min.)
Preservation by IotaCenter and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Adam Beckett
- Flesh Flows (1974, 16mm, color, sound, 6 min.)
- Sausage City (1974, 16mm, color, sound, 5 min.)
- Dear Janice (1972, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.)
Preservation by IotaCenter and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

- Paul Sharits' T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min.)
Preservation by Anthology Film Archives.

Curated by Lauren Sorensen.

About Canyon Cinema
Canyon Cinema has been distributing and presenting the personal 16mm and Super 8mm prints of independent filmmakers around the world for close to 50 years. An organization moving in new directions, Canyon is pleased to present a showcase of films gleaning from that 50 year history. In tonight's  program, the gamut of this extraordinary work is represented; from the unsung  psychedelic animator to the most celebrated avant-garde filmmaker, no stone goes unturned in the good work performed by these moving image archives.

For more information, please contact Lauren Sorensen ([email protected]) or Dominic Angerame ([email protected])  or call  415-626-2255