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Movies on the Verge: Canyon Cinema 50 Film Tour

Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:30 pm

STUDIES IN NATURAL MAGIC features recent films by Saul Levine, Charlotte Pryce, and Christopher Harris; rarely screened films by Standish Lawder and Jean Sousa; sublimely filmed and acutely perceived portraits of cities, seas, skies, and landscapes by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, Gary Beydler, Robert Fulton, and Emily Richardson; Betzy Bromberg’s audacious and energetic feminist punk city symphony; Degrees of Limitation, one of Scott Stark’s earliest films, a humorous 3-minute structuralist gem; and Portland, a mid-90s travelogue and playful Rashomon-like inquiry into the nature of truth by Greta Snider.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, screening starts at 7:30 pm
Total running time: 79 minutes.
Free Popcorn • Cash bar

General Admission: $7
Students, Seniors (65+): $5
Verge Members: Free

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• Light Lick: Amen (Saul Levine, 2017, 4 minutes, color, silent)
• Catfilm for Katy and Cynnie (Standish Lawder, 1973, 3 minutes, color, silent)
• Ciao Bella or Fuck Me Dead (Betzy Bromberg, 1978, 9 minutes, color, sound)
• 28.IV.81 (Bedouin Spark) (Christopher Harris, 2009, 3 minutes, color, silent)
• Redshift (Emily Richardson, 2001, 4 minutes, color, silent)
• A Study in Natural Magic (Charlotte Pryce, 2013, 3 minutes, color, silent)
• Starlight (Robert Fulton, 1970, 5 minutes, color/B&W, sound)
• Swish (Jean Sousa, 1982, 3 minutes, color, silent)
• Hand Held Day (Gary Beydler, 1975, 6 minutes, color, silent)
• Portland (Greta Snider, 1996, 12 minutes, B&W, sound)
• Degrees of Limitation (Scott Stark, 1982, 3 minutes, color, silent)
• Shrimp Boat Log (David Gatten, 2006/2010, 6 minutes, color, silent)
• Boston Fire (Peter Hutton, 1979, 8 minutes, B&W, silent)
• Orchard (Julie Murray, 2004, 10 minutes, color, sound)


Canyon Cinema is a nonprofit film and media arts organization that serves as one of the world’s preeminent sources for artist-made moving image work. 2017 marks its 50th anniversary. The organization celebrates this milestone through the Canyon Cinema 50 project, which includes a screening series in the San Francisco Bay Area, US and international touring programs showcasing newly created prints and digital copies, and an educational website including new essays, ephemera, and interviews with filmmakers and other witnesses to Canyon’s 50-year history. More information can be found at