Born in South Dakota in 1931, Bruce Baillie was one of the key figures on the independent filmmaking scene of the 60’s and 70’s. He studied at the University of Minnesota, at Berkeley, University of California and at the London School of Film Technique.
In 1961, back in California, he started on his backyard the Canyon Cinema, which has nowadays developed into an extensive archive and distributor of artists working with moving images.
Baillie won several awards including the Maya Deren Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Film Institute Fellowship. Also some of his films were included on the National Film Registry of the Congress’s Library.