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Collecting, Restoring: Bruce Baillie Retrospective

Showing Online July 8 through July 14

A key figure of the New American Cinema movement and cofounder of the seminal independent distributor Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie (1931–2020) pushed the technical limits of the 16mm medium in crafting a poetic first-person style that continues to influence younger generations of filmmakers. This set of nine films—including one, Castro Street (1966), on the National Film Registry—typifies the lyrical flair and deep interest in landscape, both open-air and internal, of an artist firmly grounded in the American West. Courtesy the Estate of Bruce Baillie, Canyon Cinema Foundation, and the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

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