Women of Canyon Cinema

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A special co-presentation by City College of San Francisco’s Women & Gender Studies and Cinema Departments

Post-Screening Discussion with Denah Johnston in conversation with Steve Anker, Antonella Bonfanti, Maia Cybelle Carpenter, Janis Crystal Lipzin, and Amy Reid.

Emerging from research on the many roles women have played in the history of Canyon Cinema, this program provides a glimpse into the array of films by women in the organization’s beginnings in the 1960s through the end of the 1990s. These filmmakers explore an array of aesthetic and conceptual approaches to topics from women at work behind the scenes as well as domestic life, sexism in art, puritanical attitudes about sexuality and life, complexities of love, issues of control, photographic reproduction, optical printing and feminist critique of pornography.

EDITH KRAMER AT CANYON CINEMA (home movie) (Lenny Lipton, 1969) 3 min.

GUERRILLA COMMERCIAL (Alexis Krasilovsky, 1973) 1 min.

ORANGE (Karen Johnson, 1970) 3 min.

PLASTIC BLAG (Judith Wardell, 1968) 7 min.

SCHMEERGUNTZ (Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley, 1966) 15 min.

PROMISE HER ANYTHING BUT GIVE HER THE KITCHEN SINK (Freude, 1969) 4 min.

BIRD LADY VS. THE GALLOPING GONADS (Josie Winship, 1969) 3 min.

WATERFALL (Chick Strand, 1968) 3 min.

L.A. CARWASH (Janis Crystal Lipzin, 1975) 8 min.

FF (Julie Murray, 1986) 10 min.

REMOVED (Naomi Uman, 1999) 6 min.

Special Thanks to Pacific Film Archive, FilmForm & Canyon Cinema Foundation

Runtime
1h 3m
Year
2024
Director
Various
Format
2D Digital
Country
United States
Language
English
First Showing
April 22, 2024
Categories
  • Assisted Listening

Showtimes

Monday, April 22, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

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