News & Events

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    Canyon Cinema COVID-19 Update

    Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials to contain the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the “shelter in place” order issued by the City of San Francisco, Canyon Cinema’s staff is primarily working from home. If you need to contact Canyon Cinema, please do so […]

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    Digital and Streaming Access

    In response to demand for digital access to Canyon Cinema’s catalog as teaching and film exhibition move online, we are now providing digital file and/or streaming video links to over 700 works from our catalog. There are two ways to discover available titles: 1. Use advanced search function filtered by “digital file”2. Browse our Canyon […]

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    Canyon Cinema Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brett Kashmere as Canyon’s new Executive Director. Brett will replace outgoing Director Antonella Bonfanti, who will continue to serve Canyon as a member of the Board of Directors. Brett is a film and media artist, curator, and writer living in Oakland. […]

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    Letter to the Canyon Cinema community

    Dear Canyon Cinema Members, Friends, and Supporters, It is with great excitement, pride, and optimism that I join Canyon Cinema Foundation as its new executive director. I benefit from, and look forward to adding to, the incredible work of previous director, Antonella Bonfanti, as well as the rich and various contributions of Canyon Cinema staff, […]

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    Bruce Baillie (1931 – 2020)

    Canyon Cinema mourns the passing of its founding filmmaker, Bruce Baillie, who brought to life exceptional works of film art and a thriving cinema counterculture. Beginning in the late 1950s, Baillie created a vagabond, romantic, first-person filmmaking style that continues to enchant and influence new generations drawn to the artistic possibilities of the 16mm film […]

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  6. Now available: new print of Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new print of Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G is available. Thanks and acknowledgement go to Anthology Film Archives for their preservation of this film, and for their support of Canyon’s efforts to keep Sharits’ films available in distribution. T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G | Paul Sharits | 1968 | color | sound | […]

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Spotlight on Paul Turano

First Light on South St.
First Light on South St. by Paul Turano

First Light on South St.

The first weeks with our newborn twins, getting used to waking up early, the new sounds in the house, imagining... More »