Archival records documenting the history and origins of the collective, its various publishing activities, its programs, correspondence
with members, data such as sales figures, and other aspects of the organization, as well as the cultural context of the San
Francisco Bay Area film-making cultures.
Established in 1961 by filmmakers Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand in the community of Canyon CA, Canyon Cinema has consistent
force in the development of independent, avant-garde, personal and counter-cultural filmmaking at the local, national and
international levels. Originally a peripatetic film exhibition venue, Canyon Cinema published THE CANYON CINEMANEWS from 1962
through 1982 (and briefly in the mid-'90s). Since 1967 the primary activity of the collective has been the distribution of
works by filmmaker members, for rental and sale, primarily in the 16mm, VHS and DVD formats. Works distributed by Canyon remain
the property of the artists.
44.0 Linear feet
(82 boxes, 4 flat boxes)
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