Canyon Cinema Foundation will throw a 50th anniversary and benefit party to commence a year-long celebration of the avant-garde and artist-made film distributor. Celebrate the Middle Ages will officially kick-off the 50th anniversary of Canyon Cinema Inc., the famed independent filmmaker owned and operated distribution cooperative. Founded in San Francisco by influential cinema artists including Bruce Baillie, Bruce Conner, Chick Strand, Lawrence Jordan and Robert Nelson.
This festive evening will feature live music and film performances, passed hors d'oeuvres, libations and dancing to commemorate the remarkable achievements of the Canyon Cinema community over the past five decades. Performances by the Bay Area art-punk band The Mutants, soulful blues music by The Mike Henderson Band with film projections by filmmaker Paul Clipson and dance party persuasion by DJ Phengren Oswald of the Saturday Night Soul Party.
Admission includes access to all entertainment, passed hors d'oeuvres and complementary beer and wine from 7-9pm. Host Bar: 7-9pm | Cash Bar: 9-midnight
Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite: cost of admission starts $20 and includes various perks. All proceeds will benefit Canyon Cinema Foundation 501(c)3.
This event has been made possible through the generous support of the Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and George Lucas Family Foundation.