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    Canyon Cinema 50 — January Events

    Posted January 7th, 2018 in Canyon Cinema 50, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema 50 continues in 2018! 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,  San Francisco […]

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    Now from Larry Gottheim: Chants and Dances for Hand

    Posted December 28th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Chants and Dances for Hand, Larry Gottheim’s exploration of Haitian Vodou, is now available to rent or purchase on DVD, or as a digital file for exhibition. Chants and Dances for Hand (2016 | 40 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) The material was shot in Haiti about 25 years ago. Some sections are formed out […]

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    Septuagenarian Collaborations now available on DVD

    Posted December 27th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Jerry Orr and Gary Adlestein’s six-year joint project Septuagenarian Collaborations is now available on DVD for rental and sale. Septuagenarian Collaborations (2010-2016 | 49 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) By Gary Adlestein and Jerry Orr Three non-narrative tales based on literary classics (by way of 1950’s Classic Comics) and an experimental meditation on how fast, […]

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    Now available: Newt Pauses by Amy Halpern

    Posted December 26th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Amy Halpern’s biological study Newt Pauses is now available to rent on 16mm. Newt Pauses (2016 | 7.5 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) Notopthalmus viridescens Endangered species on an endangered medium. The timing is unaltered, the animals’ own.

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    New print: James Broughton’s The Bed

    Posted December 20th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    A new print of James Broughton’s erotic counterculture classic The Bed is now available to rent–just in time for the film’s fiftieth anniversary! The Bed (1968 | 20 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) Camera, Bill Desloge; Music, Warner Jepson. “One of the most lyrically erotic of independent films, THE BED is a merry allegory which […]

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    Jerome Hiler’s Bagatelle II and Marginalia available to rent

    Posted December 18th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Two recent films by lyrical San Francisco filmmaker Jerome Hiler are now available to rent. Bagatelle II (2016 | 16 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) “Mr. Hiler’s misleadingly titled “Bagatelle II” draws on ravishing moments in time (dancing lights, scudding clouds, a bathing woman) that build into what seems like a self-portrait of the artist” […]

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    Jason Halprin joins the Canyon catalog

    Posted December 15th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    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

    Posted December 14th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    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

    Posted December 13th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    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

    Posted December 12th, 2017 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    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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