New Films

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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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    Now available: two from Rose Lowder

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

    The incomparable Rose Lowder has been weaving short films with ecstatic precision for more than forty years. Her recent works foryannfromrose – hair removed and Turbulence are now available. Turbulence (2015 | 7 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) Turbulence was filmed in the medieval town of Alet les Bains, in the Department of Aude. In the […]

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    Spotlight on The Arboretum Cycle and Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle)

    Posted December 20th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Nathaniel Dorsky has spent the last two years meditating on the energy of light as creation in a seven film sequence that is now collected together as The Arboretum Cycle. The work is followed by Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle), which is “a new thing, a spring later, a different maker.” Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) premiered at the […]

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    Remembering Robert Todd

    Posted December 18th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of prolific filmmaker, generous teacher and dear friend Robert Todd, whose lyrical work offers a singular vision of the world, and are working hard to ensure his films continue to circulate. Distribution prints of 17 of Todd’s films have been deposited in the catalog, and digital transfers of […]

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