New Films

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    Now available: five films from Jodie Mack

    Posted December 1st, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Jodie Mack is an experimental animator that combines the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres. Her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the […]

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    Now available: Void Vision by Alexander Stewart

    Posted November 21st, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Alexander Stewart’s short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Image Forum in Japan. He is a co-founder of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation and teaches in the Experimental Animation program at CalArts.   Void Vision (2018 | 8 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) VOID VISION is an abstract science-fiction […]

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    Now available: new work and new digital exhibition files from Janis Crystal Lipzin

    Posted November 18th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Janis Crystal Lipzin has been called “one of the key American media artist of this era” and has been making art in virtually every form of reproducible media for nearly forty years. Lipzin taught Film and Interdisciplinary Studies at the renowned San Francisco Art Institute from 1978 to 2009 where she served as Chair of the prominent […]

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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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    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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    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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