News / Events

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    Canyon Cinema Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

    Posted June 15th, 2020 in News / Events

    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

    Posted June 15th, 2020 in News / Events

    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)

    Posted April 10th, 2020 in News / Events

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

    Posted April 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    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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  5. Now available: Lynne Sachs’ A Month of Single Frames

    Posted April 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. With more than 30 titles in distribution at Canyon Cinema, this latest work is one of a number of posthumous collaborations between filmmaker […]

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    Now available on DVD – Mad Dance: A Mental Health Film Trilogy by Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Posted April 1st, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Ken Paul Rosenthal‘s recent films explore the geography of madness through natural and urban landscapes. These films re-envision the way we think, speak, and feel about emotional distress and wellness in today’s chaotic world by connecting the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San […]

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    Canyon Cinema COVID-19 Update

    Posted March 31st, 2020 in Announcements, News / Events

    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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    Support Canyon Cinema with a Prepaid Account

    Posted March 31st, 2020 in Announcements, News / Events

    Like many smaller arts organizations, Canyon Cinema has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few weeks, we have suffered an onslaught of booking cancellations as film classes go online or are outright suspended. Though all of us at Canyon are healthy and pursuing appropriate safety measures, the film rentals are what […]

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    Digital and Streaming Access

    Posted March 31st, 2020 in Announcements, News / Events

    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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  10. Now available: two new films from Lawrence Jordan

    Posted March 30th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    We are pleased to announce the two latest works from filmmaker and artist Lawrence Jordan. Delirium | 2018 | color | sound | 16mm and digital file There is a hint of an under water circus, and many of the performers are acrobats. The sea water, if that’s what it is, is yellowish brown. A […]

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