New Acquisitions

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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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  2. New Brakhage prints at Canyon: Gift (1973) and Chartres Series (1994)

    Posted May 31st, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Through the courtesy of the Estate of Stan Brakhage and the Academy Film Archive we are pleased to announce two recent additions to the Canyon catalog: For the first time in distribution at Canyon Cinema,  a new print of Stan Brakhage’s Gift is now available. Gift (1973 | 2. 5 min | color | silent) A “found […]

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    Now available – new preservation print Warren Haack’s Selective Service System

    Posted May 28th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Courtesy of filmmaker Warren Haack and the Academy Film Archive, we are pleased to announce a new 16mm print from a recently completed preservation is now in distribution at Canyon. Selective Service System (1970 | 13 min | color | sound) Since 1956, the United States had been involved in a ground war in Asia. The […]

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  4. Announcing the return to distribution of Toney Merritt’s Welcome to the House of Raven

    Posted May 24th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Following his appearance in the Canyon Cinema salon screening series, we are pleased to announce the return to distribution of Toney Merritt’s 1997 film Welcome to the House of Raven. Welcome to the House of Raven (1997 | 3 min | B&W | sound) A dance. When magic is a verb. The Beginning of the End. The […]

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    New print: Book of Dead by Victor Faccinto

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

    A new print of Book of Dead, transgressive animator Victor Faccinto’s journey to hell, is now in distribution. Book of Dead (1978 | 15 minutes | B&W | SILENT) “In BOOK OF DEAD, no human image can hide from the secrets the animator chooses to reveal. Figures walking on a beach grow satanic horns and tails; tiny […]

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  6. In case you missed it: Curt McDowell packaged programs

    Posted May 17th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, News / Events

    As of Fall 2016, camp king Curt McDowell’s films are available through Canyon as specially curated programs featuring newly struck 16mm prints. “Curt McDowell worked in San Francisco from the late 1960s until his death in 1987- a period that witnessed the Summer of Love, gay liberation, and the onset of AIDS, to which he […]

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    Now available: six films by Jon Behrens on Blu-Ray

    Posted May 14th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Six films produced between 1996 and 2013 by Seattle-based programmer, filmmaker, sound manipulator, and educator Jon Behrens are now available for individual sale on a Blu-Ray disc designed by the artist. 6 Films, Volume 1 (1996-2013 | 44 minutes) Collection on of six 16mm films on Blu-Ray blu-ray disc designed and produced by the artist. Includes […]

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    Three new films available from Lawrence Jordan

    Posted May 7th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, New Films, News / Events

    Three new works from indomitable animator and former Canyon president Lawrence Jordan are now available in our catalog. Night Light (2016 | 1o minutes | COLOR/B&W | SOUND) This is a classic Jordan animation, primarily in B/W, with touches of color. Actually, the engraved art work was film on color negative, so that subtle variations in tone are […]

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    Sandy Ding’s The Moon now available

    Posted May 3rd, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Sandy Ding’s lyrical lunar short The Moon is now available to rent. The Moon (2006 | 4 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) The moon is a fundamental element of human life.

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    New filmmaker: Fern Silva

    Posted April 30th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    New York-based filmmaker Fern Silva has joined the Canyon catalog. Six of his films are now available to rent. Fern Silva (b. 1982, USA/Portugal) is an artist who primarily works in 16mm. His films consider methods of narrative, ethnographic, and documentary filmmaking as the starting point for structural experimentation. He has created a body of […]

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