Dear Fracto Friends,
On April 10th, we received the devastating news of the passing of Bruce Baillie. Baillie was the founder of Canyon Cinema, and co-founder of the San Francisco Cinematheque, alongside Chick Strand, whose film work was highly influential on his own.
Starting April 30, we will be presenting a digital screening program of four titles (2 by Baillie and 2 by Strand) in Bruce's honor. As we have paid a fee (a significant portion of which will go directly to Bruce's family) to rent the digital prints from Canyon Cinema, we kindly ask for a small donation to help us recoup the rental costs. That said, we realize these are tough and strange times for many of us, so the screening is free for all to enjoy.
The full program is as follows:
Bruce Baillie - Valentin De Las Sierras (1968) 10'
Chick Strand - Cosas de mi Vida (1976) 24'
Bruce Baillie - Roslyn Romance (Is It Really True?) (1974) 17'
Chick Strand - Fake Fruit Factory (1986) 22'
This will be the digital premiere of the Strand film new digital transfers.
Should the total donations end up a greater sum than we paid for the rental, the extra funds will be donated to Baillie's family.
The stream will be accessible for one week.
We hope to see you all again in September.
Best, Your Fracto Team