New Acquisitions

  1. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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    New filmmaker: 8 works from Bill Basquin

    Posted February 21st, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Bill Basquin has been making films since the late 1990s. His art crosses genre and mode in ways that are quiet and sometimes surprising. He likes to work outside, with his hands, in dim daylight. He also likes the lessons that come from working with people, living with a tiny grey cat, and continuing to […]

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    Now available: five new prints from Robert Breer

    Posted February 21st, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Robert Breer‘s career as artist and animator spans 50 years and his creative explorations have made him an international figure. He began his artistic pursuits as a painter while living in Paris from 1949-59. Using an old Bolex 16mm camera, his first films, such as Form Phases, were simple stop motion studies based on his […]

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    Now available: three exhibition files from Jason Halprin

    Posted February 20th, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Jason Halprin is media artist and teacher working in film & video, and is currently based in Oakland, CA. He is a Professor in the Cinema Department at City College of San Francisco, and was previously a member of the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Colgate University, and Columbia College […]

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    Now available: New digital works from Raymond Rea

    Posted February 20th, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Raymond Rea is a filmmaker and writer. He worked for over a decade as with San Francisco’s Theatre Rhubarb, a company dedicated to staging rarely seen and risk-taking theatre works. His own production company, Density Over Duration, has produced 8 stage works, 8 short films and an experimental narrative feature. His film and video work […]

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