Canyon Cinema Book

From: DOMINIC ANGERAME (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 07:14:26 PST

Now Available

Canyon Cinema is pleased to offer for purchase Scott
MacDonald's latest book, published by University of
California Press, Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of
an Independent Film Distributor.

Canyon Cinema: The Life and TImes of an Independent
Film Distributor

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 that are as engaging
and relevant now as they were when originally
published, including essays, poetry, experimental
writing, and drawings.

"MacDonald's selections tread a pitch-perfect path
between being comprehensive and making an engrossing
and illuminating narrative. He has perfected his
voice, and controls the entire history of U.S.
avant-garde film with an easy and graceful
--David E. James, author of The Most Typical
Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in
Los Angeles

About the Author
Scott MacDonald, Professor of Film History at Hamilton
College, is author of the five volumes of the Critical
Cinema series (UC Press), of The Garden in the
Machine: A Field Guide to Independent Films about
Place (UC Press), and of several other books on
avant-garde film and on institutions that have kept
avant-garde film alive. He is currently Visiting
Professor of Film History at Hamilton College and at
Harvard University.

$29.95 plus $10 shipping and handling (international
ship rates vary).

To order contact Dominic Angerame, Executive Director,
Canyon Cinema email suppressed or 415-626-2255

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.