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Author: Scott MacDonald
Publisher: CA : University of California Press, 2007.
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Bringing alive a remarkable moment in American cultural history, Scott MacDonald tells the colorful story of how a small, backyard organization in the San Francisco Bay Area emerged in the 1960s and evolved to become a major force in the development of independent cinema. Drawing from extensive conversations with men and women crucial to Canyon Cinema, from its newsletter Canyon Cinemanews, and from other key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacDonald, Scott.
Canyon Cinema : The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor.
CA : University of California Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott MacDonald
ISBN: 9780520940611 052094061X
OCLC Number: 773565083
Notes: Stan Brakhage: Remarks Following at Screening of "The Text of Light" at the San Francisco Art Institute on November 18, 1974.
Description: 1 online resource (478 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1. Formation; Portfoloio: Announcement of Publication of Canyon Cinema News, 1962; Saul Landau: An Essay on Censorship [1964]; Bruce Baillie: Report from on the Road, Filming ... [1964]; Gregoary Markopoulos: Denunciation of the Ann Arbor Film Festival [1965]; George Manupelli: Letter from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, April 1, 1965; George Manupelli: On His Blindness [1965]; 2. Incorporation; Conservation with Edith Kramer, July 2001; Portfolio: Bruce Baillie: Letter from Chapala, Mexico, January 1967; Bruce Conner: Letter from San Francisco, February 18, 1967. Robert Nelson: Open Letter to Film-makers, June 12, 1967Bruce Baillie: Letter [1967]; Robert Pike: Rebuttal to Robt. Nelson's "Open Letter to Film-makers" [1967]; Bruce Baillie: Bruce Baillie's Prejudiced Guide to Film Festivals [1967]; Emory Menefee: Review of Sheldon Renan's "An Introduction to the American Underground Film" [1967]; Will Hindle: Letter [1967]; Robert Nelson: The Brussels Festival [1968]; Robert Nelson: The Swedish Proposal for New American Cinema, and Some Miscellaneous Notes [1968]; Will Hindle: Letter from San Francisco, April 1968. Robert Pike: Notes from the Creative Film Society: Pros and Cons of Theatrical Bookings [1968]News from the Austrailian Undependents [1968]; Barry Spinello: Letter to John Schofill [1968]; Bruce Conner: Letter, August 6, 1968, and Emory Menefee's response; Robert Pike: The Story of a Closet Cine-Drama ... or ... From Isolation to Immorality [1968]; Robert Nelson: Some Thoughts about the Bellevue Film Festival Two Weeks after Judging It [1968]; Will Hindle: Letter, September 10 [1968]; Bruce Baillie: Letter, "August, Beginning of September" [1968]; Will Hindle: Letter [1969]. John Lennon: Fan Letter to Bruce Conner [1969]Barry Spinello: Letter from Oakland, California [1969]; Bruce Conner and Jonas Mekas: Exchanges (Letters) [1969]; Ed Emshwiller: Letter [1969]; Stan Brakhage: Letter [1970]; Will Hindle: Letter from Alabama, January 1970; Jon Jost: I Lost It at the Movies or Electro-Videograph Interface Meets Mr. Natural [1970]; Bruce Braillie: Letter [1970]; Canyon Cinema Board of Directors' Meeting Minutes [May 20, 1970]; Arthur Cantrill: Right Back to the Billabong [1970]; Scott Bartlett: Poem [1970]; Robert Nelson: Letter [1970]; Bruce Conner: Letter [1972]. Chick Strand: Letter [1972]Jon Jost: Underground Myths and Cinema Cooperrative Realities (Some Conrete Policy Suggestions) [1972]; Bruce Conner: Eight Drawings [1972]; Don Lloyd: Whatever Became of Canyon Cinema Co-operative? [1972]; Peter Hutton: Letter from Bangkok [1972]; Ken Defloux: Canyon Cinema, What Next? [1973]; 3. Revitalization; Conservation with Diane Kitchen, Marchh 2002; Portfolio: Peter Kubelka at the Cinematheque, October 3, 1974; Will Hindle: Recuperating at His Forest Place in the Mountains of North Alabama, September 1974.

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Bringing alive a remarkable moment in American cultural history, Scott MacDonald tells the colorful story of how a small, backyard organization in the San Francisco Bay Area emerged in the 1960s and evolved to become a major force in the development of independent cinema. Drawing from extensive conversations with men and women crucial to Canyon Cinema, from its newsletter Canyon Cinemanews, and from other key sources, MacDonald offers a lively chronicle of the life and times of this influential, idiosyncratic film exhibition and distribution collective. His book features many primary documents.

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