New Acquisitions

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    Now available: additional Jonathan Schwartz prints

    Posted June 17th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Jonathan Schwartz (1973-2018) was a filmmaker, teacher, and source of inspiration for all his friends and students. Jonathan incorporated found and collected materials in many of his films, and simultaneously developed his unique 16mm vision through intimate exchanges with his subjects, handheld gestures, in-camera superimpositions, and a profound attention to the transient qualities of the […]

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    Newly available Robert Todd prints and files

    Posted June 17th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Robert Todd (1963-2018) was a profoundly creative and compassionate person who expressed raw emotion through the medium of film. He was a prolific filmmaker, a dedicated mentor and educator, a painter of dark wonders, and a musical prodigy. His cinema had a profound influence on the international experimental film community, embracing the deep complexity of […]

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    Now available: seventeen exhibition files from Jon Behrens

    Posted June 12th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Jon Behrens is a Seattle-based filmmaker, curator, photographer, sound manipulator and teacher. Seventeen of his films, produced between 1993 and 2018, are now available to rent as digital files from Canyon Cinema. Light Coins (2018 | 4 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) This film is a collaboration between myself, Caryn Cline and Luke Sieczek. We made […]

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    Now available: six exhibition files from Sandra Davis

    Posted June 10th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    For all its tactility and materiality, filmmaker Sandra Davis’ use of 16mm film is rarely left a question of form. Throughout a body of work produced from the late 1970s through the present – an oeuvre at once intimate and elusive – Davis has repeatedly returned to physicality and touch as key themes activated by […]

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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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    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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