Bruce Baillie

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Bruce Baillie (born in 1931, Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American cinematic artist and founding member of Canyon Cinema in San Francisco.

In 1961, Baillie, along with friend and fellow cinematic artist Chick Strand, among others, founded San Francisco Cinematheque.[1]

His body of cinematic work includes such as Quick Billy, To Parsifal, Mass For The Dakota Sioux, Castro Street, and the motion pictures Valentin de las Sierras, Roslyn Romance, and Tung, among many others.

In 1991 he was the recipient of AFI’s Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Artists Award.[2][3]

His motion picture film Castro Street (1966) was selected in 1992 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

In 2012, Stanford University acquired Bailie's archives and the archives of Canyon Cinema.[1]

The Academy Film Archive has preserved a number of Bruce Baillie's films, including "Castro Street," "Still Life," "Cherry Yogurt," and "Little Girl."[4]

Filmography[edit]

  • On Sundays (1960-1961)
  • David Lynn's Sculpture (1961, unfinished)
  • Mr. Hayashi (1961)
  • The Gymnasts (1961)
  • Friend Fleeing (1962)
  • Everyman (1962)
  • News #3 (1962)
  • Have You Thought of Talking to the Director? (1962)
  • Here I Am (1962)
  • A Hurrah for Soldiers (1962-1963)
  • To Parsifal (1963)
  • Mass for the Dakota Sioux (1964)
  • The Brookfield Recreation Center (1964)
  • Quixote (1964-1965, revised 1967)
  • Yellow Horse (1965)
  • Tung (1966)
  • Castro Street (1966) filmed on Castro Street in Richmond, California
  • All My Life (1966)
  • Still Life (1966)
  • Termination (1966)
  • Port Chicago Vigil (1966)
  • Show Leader (1966)
  • Valentin De Las Sierras (1967)
  • Quick Billy (1970)
  • Roslyn Romance (is It Really True?): Intro. 1 & II (1978)
  • The Holy Scrolls (completed 1998)

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