New Acquisitions

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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 Patrick Bokanowski: new work, DCPs, and Blu Rays

    Posted January 28th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Patrick Bokanowski is a French filmmaker and animator concerned with the subjective potential of cinema, achieved through distortion of the camera lens and virtuoso optical manipulation. In L’envol and L’indomptable (both 2018), video inputs effloresce into rays of light; both are available as DCPs from Canyon for the first time. The feature films L’ange and […]

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    Now available: Stan VanDerBeek 2K transfers

    Posted January 25th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Stan VanDerBeek was a towering figure of the 20th century avant-garde, pioneering live-action and collage animation techniques, proto-expanded cinema installations, and computer processes in a utopian quest to combine art and technology. Gorgeous new 2K restorations of Euclidean Illusions, the Poemfield series, and Science Friction are now available for exhibition. Science Friction (1959 | 10 minutes […]

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    Now available: three files from Larry Gottheim

    Posted January 16th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    “Gottheim’s Cinema is a quest of origins. The films elaborate a response to the fictions of our world, the construction of images and sounds, the repeating cycles of life and nature. The profoundness of Gottheim’s act is to elaborate a body of work outside of fashion and within a search for an authentic language of […]

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    Now available: That Woman by Sandra Davis

    Posted January 4th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Sandra Davis has finished That Woman, a timely and hysterical reflection on the Monica Lewinsky media spectacle featuring George Kuchar as Barbara Walters. A digital file is now available to rent. That Woman (2018 | 22 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) THAT WOMAN uses as source material the original Barbara Walters interview with Monica Lewinsky, which is intercut […]

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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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    Now available: Demonstration and Process of Elimination

    Posted December 17th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Archivist, filmmaker–and former Canyon employee–Mark Toscano has placed two short works, Demonstration and Process of Elimination, into distribution. Demonstration (2012 | 2.5 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) It may be that exhibitionistic displays of emotion are purely for the benefit of the demonstrator, in an act of self-indulgent catharsis, but that doesn’t mean they can’t communicate some of […]

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    Now available: Color Time by Elizabeth Block

    Posted December 13th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    In Color Time, Elizabeth Block “longs to play with the color of film at its last gasp.” The film is now in distribution. Color Time (2004/2018 | 3 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) A film for screen; projector performance (with lens and light filters); a film to be projected in a shadow box (as part of […]

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