News & Events

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    2017 was a remarkable year. 2018 will be even better (but only with your help).

    2017 has been nothing short of an extraordinary year for Canyon Cinema.  A 50th anniversary celebration, 40+ local screenings, new works, new artists, free events, new programs and exciting partnerships! As we enter our 51st year as one of the world’s preeminent sources for artist-made moving image work, we will strive towards expanding access to […]

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    Canyon Cinema 50 — December Events

    Mark your calendars! Canyon Cinema 50 has begun. Throughout the year, we will be hosting many performances and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formal incorporation of the Canyon Cinema Co-op. We’re planning eleven months of programming in the Bay Area with our presenting partners Exploratorium, Pro Arts Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, […]

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    Twelve DVDs from Lynne Sachs now available for rental

    Twelve titles from experimental documentarian Lynne Sachs are now available to rent on DVD from Canyon. Window Work (2000 | 9 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper – simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears […]

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    Daniel Barnett’s White Heart available on DVD

    Cinematic philosopher Daniel Barnett’s rare and influential film White Heart is now available for individual and institutional sale on DVD. White Heart (1975 | 53 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) “Daniel Barnett is a leading experimental filmmaker who develops complex metaphors in his films out of rephotography and other post-production techniques…White Heart is his longest […]

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    Four new films from Nathaniel Dorsky available to rent

    Four recent films from Nathaniel Dorsky are now available to book. “For the past several years California experienced an extreme drought. Several winter rainy seasons with barely any rainfall. But this past winter good fortune brought a bountiful amount of storms and liquid refreshment. The spring that followed took on magical and celebratory qualities of […]

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    James Benning’s California trilogy and other films from 1999-2007 now available

    The last works James Benning made before transitioning to digital production–including the California trilogy (El Valley Centro, Los, and Sogobi), as well as his conceptual “remake” of One Way Boogie Woogie, titled 27 Years Later, and others–are now available to rent through Canyon Cinema. Casting a Glance (2007 | 81 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) […]

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Spotlight on Roger Jacoby

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Dream Sphinx by Roger Jacoby

Dream Sphinx

Ondine and Sally Dixon "star" as ecstatic 19th century lovers in Jacoby's first home-processed film. Nickelodeon imagery, school children of... More »