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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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    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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  5. Jonas Mekas in Lithuania, 1971; photographs from <i>A Dance with Fred Astaire</i>

    2/13/19 // Celebrating Jonas Mekas

    Posted January 29th, 2019 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Celebrating Jonas Mekas: Birth of a Nation Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 // 7:30 PM Artists’ Television Access // 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco Facebook Event Jonas Mekas (1922–2019), tireless advocate for the underdog, was without a doubt the world’s foremost advocate for personal/underground/avant-garde cinema. As a poet, publisher, filmmaker, curator, critic, archivist, rabble rouser and hopeless romantic, […]

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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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    2/7/19 // A Salon with Janis Crystal Lipzin

    Posted January 24th, 2019 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Salon with Janis Crystal Lipzin Thursday, February 7th, 2019 // 8:00 PM (doors 7:15 PM) Exploratorium – Kanbar Forum // Pier 15, San Francisco Facebook Event Please enter the Exploratorium through the Historic Pier 15 Bulkhead located directly on the Embarcadero. The Kanbar Forum is located to your right immediately upon entry.  There will be no Museum […]

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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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