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  1. Paul Clipson, Light Year

    Now Available: Paul Clipson’s LIGHT YEAR

    Paul Clipson’s LIGHT YEAR is now available to rent on 16mm through Canyon Cinema! Light Year (2013 | 10 minutes | color | sound) A commission for the San Francisco Exploratorium, this film-collage studies the water systems and architecture of the San Francisco waterfront, in abstract and formal contexts. The musical score by Tashi Wada [...]

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    3/30/2015 Canyon Cinema Salon, Nathaniel Dorsky on Stan Brakhage pt II

    Please join Canyon Cinema on the evening of March 30, 2015 at New Nothing Cinema for the first installment of our 2015 Salon series. This month, filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will return to present Stan Brakhage’s The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him on 16mm. Dorksy writes: This evening’s Canyon Cinema Salon blooms out of the joy and desire to continue [...]

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    Kodachromes from San Francisco 1980-1990 by Chuck Hudina

    Bright colors, dark shadows, and stark lines are the accessories that make up long time Canyon Cinema filmmaker Chuck Hudina’s portraits of San Francisco in the 1980s. These portraits, through their abstractions of the city they re-present, alert to the affects of a stroll through San Francisco in the light and shade of the California [...]

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    Denah Johnston Named Executive Director

      It is our great pleasure to formally announce that Canyon Cinema’s long-time Director of Operations, Denah Johnston, has been appointed as Executive Director of Canyon Cinema Foundation. Denah’s dedication and above-and-beyond efforts towards formalizing our 501(c)3 non-profit status have been, and continue to be, the greatest assets we could have hoped for in a [...]

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Spotlight on Nathaniel Dorsky


Summer in San Francisco is a dry and rainless season. The film, Summer, although photographed during this period of time,... More »