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    Bruce Baillie’s 88th Birthday Celebration

    Posted September 21st, 2018 in Announcements, News / Events

    The eminent, esteemed Bruce Baillie has telephoned Canyon Cinema headquarters with this message, which we faithfully here broadcast to the world: Birthday for Dr. Bish September 24 Number 88! All invited Anthony’s Restaurant near Everett, Washington Uniform of the day: Dress blues Spread the Word Anyone interested in making the trip is welcome to get in touch with […]

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  2. New prints: Anthony McCall’s Line Describing a Cone

    Posted September 21st, 2018 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Two more prints of Anthony McCall’s pioneering solid light film Line Describing a Cone have now arrived at Canyon. Line Describing a Cone (1973 | 30 minutes | B&W | SILENT) Line Describing a Cone is what I term a solid light film. It is dealing with the projected light-beam itself, rather than treating the light-beam as a mere […]

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    Now available: Peter Tscherkassky’s The Exquisite Corpus

    Posted September 19th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Peter Tscherkassky’s most recent film The Exquisite Corpus draws from found soft-core pornography, advertising rushes, and long-forgotten B movies to conjure an erotic and delirious seaside dream. It is now available to rent. The Exquisite Corpus (2015 | 19 minutes | B&W | SOUND) In 1925 Surrealists in Paris started to use a writing and […]

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  4. New Brakhage Prints: Mothlight, Scenes from Under Childhood & The Dead

    Posted September 17th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    The National Gallery of Art in Wasington, D.C. has generously provided funding for new distribution prints of Mothlight, Scenes From Under Childhood (I, II, III, & IV), and The Dead, which are now in distribution. Scenes From Under Childhood Part 1 (1967 | 25 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) Scenes From Under Childhood Part 2 […]

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    Now available: digital versions of 13 works by Mark Street

    Posted September 14th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Thirteen works by Mark Street are now available as digital files. “My interests in filmmaking are restless and peripatetic. I’ve made films about the American flag, soft-core pornography, a Brooklyn walk, a trip to Mexico, abstract shapes on black leader, and day-to-day life in Tampa, Florida. Each new project sends me spinning in a new […]

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  6. A Salon With Lynne Sachs

    10/25/18 // A Salon with Lynne Sachs

    Posted September 13th, 2018 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Salon with Lynne Sachs Thursday, October 25th, 2018 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) 16 Sherman Street Facebook Event Please join Canyon Cinema for the next installment of our Salon series with filmmaker and Canyon board member Lynne Sachs, who will be presenting A Biography of Lilith (1997). A prismatic and deeply personal meditation on the […]

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    Sept 22+ 23 // A Sentimental Punk: An Incomplete Kurt Kren Film Retrospective, 1956–1996

    Posted September 6th, 2018 in News / Events

      A Sentimental Punk is a two-part retrospective presented in association with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Canyon Cinema Foundation and The Lab. Curated by Megan Hoetger and Black Hole Cinematheque. Completely different programs each night – scroll down to see the program details. All screenings will take place at THE LAB 2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 | (415) 864-8855 Advance tickets […]

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    Now Available – Stephen Broomer’s Potamkin

    Posted August 21st, 2018 in New Films, News / Events

      Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new 16mm print of Stephen Broomer’s first feature and is now in distribution at Canyon. “The physical interpretation of Potamkin’s spirit is visualized by a disintegrated, contrasted and superimposed filmic material.”   -Ivonne Sheen Potamkin | 2017 | 67 minutes | B&W | SOUND In 1933, at age 33, Harry Alan Potamkin […]

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    8/21/18 – Paul Clipson Filmmaker at The Roxie

    Posted August 16th, 2018 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Tuesday, AUGUST 21 // 6:30 PM // The Little Roxie PAUL CLIPSON FILMMAKER 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 map event website: https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/paul-clipson-filmmaker/?instance_id=28715 In 2015 & 2017, Paul Clipson curated and presented programs of experimental films from the collection at Canyon Cinema. One was screened as part of their salon series and the other, an event […]

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    Canyon Cinema now distributing the films of Fred Worden

    Posted August 14th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce the availability of more than a dozen 16mm films spanning the career of a post-1960s pioneer of cinematic optical investigation, Fred Worden. “Originally from Southern California (as a young surfer dude he was nearly the drummer for his friends’ band The Leaves), Worden obtained his BA from Colorado College […]

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