Dominic Angerame

Since 1969, Dominic Angerame has made more than 35 films that have been shown and won awards in film festivals around the world. He has also been honored by two Cine Probe Series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City -- in 1993 and in June 1998.

Anaconda Targets (2004) was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial (2006).

Dominic Angerame presented his “City Symphony Series” along with Pixiescope, Waifen Maiden, Consume, and Anaconda Targets at the Havana Film Festival (Festival International del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano) 2006. This was the first time experimental cinema has been presented at this festival during the past 28 years.

His film The Soul of Things (2010) has been shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the Viennale Film Festival.

Angerame teaches filmmaking/cinema studies/criticism the San Francisco Art Institute as a visiting artist. He has also taught film production and cinema studies at the University of California Berkeley, Extension, New College of California; and has been a guest lecturer and visiting artist for Stanford University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graduate School of Theology in Berkeley, and others.

Dominic Angerame has been the Executive Director of Canyon Cinema for the past thirty years. Under his leadership Canyon Cinema has become one of the world’s most renowned distributors of avant garde and experimental films. Canyon Cinema’s contribution to the field of experimental/avant garde filmmaking is historic and heroic.

For his filmmaking projects, Angerame has been awarded film productions grants from The Illinois Arts Council; Samuel B. Mayer Foundation; three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts Western Regional Fellowships, The Film Arts Foundation. In the Spring of 1999 Mr. Angerame curated a series of fourteen film programs for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This extremely successful series was called SHAKE THE NATION and traced the development of avant garde filmmaking in San Francisco from 1939 to the present. Mr. Angerame has been nominated for a John D. Rockefeller Foundation Grant in Filmmaking for the year 2000. Dominic’s film In the Course of Human Events (1997) of a group exhibition held at the Fondation Cartier in Paris from November 2002 through March 2003 entitled “Ce Qui Arrive” curated by noted urbanist Paul Virilio.

Dominic was a guest artist in South Korea for the 50th anniversary of the creation of DMZ in 2005 and he has recently had major film retrospectives at the Univeristy of Illinois, Carbonale, the Viennale Film Festival, in Vienna, and the Havana Film Festival in Cuba, and member of panel discussions regarding cinema in Barcelona Spain. He has had complete retrospectives at the Vienalle Film Festival in Austria, and Mer del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. He travels to Cuba yearly to present a series about the history of avant garde in the United States from 1930’s to the present.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker]



Recent Reviews

In the Course of Human Events

black and white and 21 mins of scariness with destruction done by heavy machinery ... but really by humans.

Deconstruction Sight

Interesting, somewhat.


Mostly derivative, but saved by the fact the A-G community is generous to a fault.

Honeymoon in Reno

Just for the lovely vintage footage of Reno this is quite a treat. And, I enjoyed the song too! Money is even more in ascendance today, so this is has...