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    3/25/19 // SFAI x Canyon: Scott Stark

    Posted March 13th, 2019 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    SFAI Film x Canyon: Scott Stark Monday, March 25th, 2019 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) San Francisco Art Institute // 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco Facebook Event free and open to the public! The San Francisco Art Institute Film Department and Canyon Cinema Present a series of 50th Anniversary Screenings Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at […]

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    3/11/19 // SFAI Film x Canyon: Stinky Wieners and Dreamy Beavers with Mark Ellinger

    Posted February 28th, 2019 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    SFAI Film x Canyon: Stinky Wieners and Dreamy Beavers with Mark Ellinger Monday, March 11th, 2019 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) San Francisco Art Institute // 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco Facebook Event The San Francisco Art Institute Film Department and Canyon Cinema Present a series of 50th Anniversary Screenings Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking […]

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    Celebrating Jonathan Schwartz

    Posted February 15th, 2019 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    The filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz passed away in October 2018, leaving behind a remarkable and intimate body of work that registers the sorrow, love, despair, and exultation of lived existence. Canyon Cinema will distribute all of Schwartz’s work, ensuring that his gestural, evanescent and deeply necessary works will continue to find new audiences. To see a complete […]

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    2/25/19 // Infestation/Obliteration: An Insect Invasion Film Salon with Malic Amalya

    Posted February 14th, 2019 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Infestation/Obliteration: An Insect Invasion Film Salon with Malic Amalya Monday, February 25th, 2019 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) Artists’ Television Access // 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco Facebook Event Insects pollinate flowers, infest homes, destroy crops, aid in the decomposition of the dead, sting and bite our skin, and are thought to bring luck or hardship. […]

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    Six new films from Lynne Sachs

    Posted February 13th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Film essayist Lynne Sachs continues to work prolifically, with six new films now available, including Carolee, Barbara & Gunvor, a portrait of Schneeman, Hammer, and Nelson; The Washing Society, which documents labor in New York City laundromats; and Tip of My Tongue, a “collective distillation of our times” occasioned by the filmmaker’s 50th birthday. Digital […]

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    New films: Breathing (35mm) and What Goes Up…

    Posted February 10th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Trust us: watching Robert Breer’s Breathing in 35mm is a breathtaking experience. Forty years separate the film from What Goes Up…, his last work–and one of his most touching. Book them both from Canyon. What Goes Up… (2003 | 5.5 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) “Robert Breer’s final film represents his characteristic dynamic collage sensibility at […]

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    Spotlight on John Smith

    Posted February 6th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    With his elaborate verbal and visual puns and exuberant wit, John Smith reminds us that experimental film can be funny. New restoration prints of Om and Associations are now available, and we are thrilled to offer Slow Glass, Smith’s experimental documentary on glassmaking and urban transformation, for the first time. Slow Glass (1988-91 | 40 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) […]

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    New video: Towards by Barry Spinello

    Posted February 5th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Towards is Barry Spinello’s manifesto on the sound-image relation. An exhibition file now resides on Canyon’s servers and is available to rent. Towards (2013 | 18 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) Sound and picture are constructed frame by frame in After Effects with T.S. Elliot and Gertrude Stein arguing while trapped in a Jackson Pollock painting.  

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    Now available: 3 films from Sophie Michael

    Posted February 3rd, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Sophie Michael channels Oskar Fischinger in three luminous studies of color and shape, now available from Canyon. Chapters One to Five (2012 | 16 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) “This is the third film in the Astrid series 2010-14, made with the young Astrid Everall over the ages of seven to eleven. Astrid responds to different […]

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    Now available: two from Rose Lowder

    Posted February 1st, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    The incomparable Rose Lowder has been weaving short films with ecstatic precision for more than forty years. Her recent works foryannfromrose – hair removed and Turbulence are now available. Turbulence (2015 | 7 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) Turbulence was filmed in the medieval town of Alet les Bains, in the Department of Aude. In the […]

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