Saturday Cinema: Kinder Kino with Canyon Cinema

Saturday, August 16, 2014 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

For more than 45 years, San Francisco–based Canyon Cinema has been a key distributor of avant-garde and artist-made films. For this mind-expanding program, we’ve asked Canyon collection manager Antonella Bonfanti to select a few titles from their massive collection to introduce audiences of all ages to the pleasures of experimental cinema.

From surprising animations to historic experiments with then-new technologies, each film presents a challenging worldview that rewards us with new aesthetic and narrative possibilities.

Canyon Cinema Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about independent, non-commercial, experimental, avant-garde and artist-made moving images. They manifest this commitment by nurturing scholarship and awareness with public programming at universities and nonprofit cultural organizations worldwide.


Beat It (Elizabeth Sher, 1981, 4 min.)

A Man and His Dog Out for Air (Robert Breer, 1957, 3 min.)

Black Ice (Stan Brakhage, 1994, 2 min.)

Symmetricks (Stan Vanderbeek, 1972, 7 min.)

Spiral Vessel (Janie Geiser, 2000, 7 min.)