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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    Jason Halprin joins the Canyon catalog

    We are pleased to welcome Jason Halprin to the collection. His film War Heb Je Voor Het Gekeken is now available to rent. War Heb Je Voor Het Gekeken (2004 | 8 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) “My attempt at a City Symphony of Amsterdam, the title is taken from a poorly compiled Dutch-English traveller’s […]

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    New print: Bruce Baillie’s Mass for the Dakota Sioux

    A newly struck print of Canyon founder Bruce Baillie’s San Francisco hymnal Mass for the Dakota Sioux is now available to rent! Mass for the Dakota Sioux (1964 | 20 minutes | B&W | SOUND) A film Mass, dedicated to nobility and excellence. The film begins with a short introduction – “No chance for me […]

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    Brice Bowman joins Canyon catalog

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to offer four films by prolific California painter and filmmaker Brice Bowman for rental on DVD. Narcotics, In the Next Room (2012 | 8 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) A film in a series which takes a look at managing existence without a permanent residence. Shot on digital video, 2012.   […]

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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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Spotlight on Doug Wendt

Metalodeon Trailer
Metalodeon Trailer by Doug Wendt

Metalodeon Trailer

An apocalyptic preview from I Am the Barbecue originally done for the short-lived Metalodeon film series in San Francisco with... More »