The Wandering Eye: Canyon Cinema in the World


The Wandering Eye: Canyon Cinema in the World

Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:00 PM FREE

Canyon Cinema, the legendary distributor of independent and experimental films, is well known for its deep roots in the world of California artist’s cinema that stretch back to the post-Beat scene of early-1960s San Francisco. But the expansive archive of unique and adventurous films Canyon has built over its 50-year history reveals global horizons refracted through the inquisitive, expressive lenses of its filmmakers. Between Canyon co-founder Chick Strand’s feminist ethnography Mosori Monika, the disquieting postcolonial deliberations of Mark LaPore’s The Five Bad Elements (1997, shown in a restored 16mm print), and the stunning experimental travelogues of Sandra Davis and Robert Fulton, the films in The Wandering Eye investigate how traveling with a camera transforms the world that the filmmaker sees through it.

Path of Cessation (Robert Fulton, 1974, USA, 16mm, 15 min.)

Mosori Monika (Chick Strand, 1970, USA, 16mm, 20 min.)

The Five Bad Elements (Mark LaPore, 1997, USA, 16mm, 32 min.)

Au Sud (Sandra Davis, 1991, USA, 16mm, 7 min.)

The Canyon Cinema 50 project is organized by the Canyon Cinema Foundation and supported in part by the George Lucas Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Owsley Brown III Foundation, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.