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    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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  2. 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 Staff is working remotely through May 3rd

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

    Following recommendations from the CDC and public health officials to contain the spread of COVID-19  Canyon Cinema’s staff is working remotely and complying with the “shelter in place” order issued by the City of San Francisco. The current order is in effect through May 3rd.  If you need to contact Canyon Cinema, please do so via […]

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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: Use advanced search function filtered by “digital file” Browse our Canyon Cinema […]

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    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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    Now available: New digital works from Henry Hills

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Henry Hills has made over two dozen short experimental films, videos & digital works since 1975. His dense and intensely rhythmic compositions, which seek abstraction within sharply-focused naturalistic imagery, the eternal in the temporal & the ethereal within the mundane, promote an active attentiveness through a relentlessly concentrated montage. The Falls (2019 | 7 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)A […]

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    Now available: three new prints from Ernie Gehr

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    An essential filmmaker of the avant-garde, Ernie Gehr has worked continuously for over 50 years, crafting hypnotic and perception-shifting studies of the familiar. Within his films, observational studies of cities and land take on magical qualities through which streets and buildings reveal unexpected phenomena. Whether using film or digital video, working with abstract or representational […]

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    POSTPONED – Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera, screening and book party with author Joel Schlemowitz

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Book Party and Screening for Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera, with author Joel Schlemowitz Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – 7:30pm – POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE. Artists’ Television Access – 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Tickets – $7 – $10 sliding scale Co-presented with San Francisco Cinematheque Visit our Facebook Event Page Experimental […]

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