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    5/31/15: AVANT-GARDE PARIS at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

    Posted May 26th, 2015 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema Foundation is happy co-present a program with The Silent Film Festival this year! Head over to the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco at 12:30PM on May 31 for AVANT-GARDE PARIS, a program that explores two seminal films from two great visionaries of the Avant-Garde working in one of the most important cultural [...]

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    05/22/15: Peter Tscherkassky’s The Exquisite Corpus Premiere at Cannes Film Festival!

    Posted May 14th, 2015 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    We’re excited to announce that Canyon Cinema filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky’s latest film, The Exquisite Corpus, will premiere at Cannes Film Festival at the Director’s Fortnight. Read on for screening dates and a description of the film. And be sure to check out Peter’s filmmaker page and official website for more info about the artist and his body of work. [...]

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    New 16mm print: Oskar Fischinger’s Allegretto

    Posted May 4th, 2015 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    A new 16mm print of Oskar Fischinger’s ALLEGRETTO is now available through Canyon Cinema! Allegretto (1936-43 | 3 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) “Visually, ALLEGRETTO is very rich indeed. Fischinger’s fascination with the new (to him) technique of cell animation led him to experiment with multi-layered see-through constructions which are more diverse and complex on the [...]

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    5/4/15 Canyon Cinema Salon, Next To You with Claire Bain

    Posted May 2nd, 2015 in Announcements, Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Please join Canyon Cinema on the evening of May 4th, 2015 at New Nothing Cinema for the next installment of our Spring 2015 Salon series. This month, artist and filmmaker Claire Bain will present a selection of 16mm films from Canyon’s collection that function within systems of identity, representation, persona, and power. On her program, Bain says: “These films demonstrate that [...]

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    Now Available on DVD: Elsa, VIS A VIS, Foreign Film Series, Unbound, Suburban Trilogy by Abigail Child

    Posted April 29th, 2015 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    We are pleased to announce that the following works from filmmaker Abigail Child are now available to purchase on DVD: Elsa merdelamerdelamer + VIS A VIS: Elsa merdelamerdelamer (2013 | 4 minutes | B&W | SOUND) Digital. Abigail Child’s short, ELSA merdelamerdelamer, is a smoky, punky and sexy chapter in the collectively made Feminist bio-drama, [...]

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    Now Available on DVD: Recent and new works by Dana Plays

    Posted April 27th, 2015 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    5 works by Dana Plays are now available to purchase on DVD from Canyon Cinema! Zero Hour (1992 | 30 minutes | B&W | SOUND) Through optical printing footage from a 1945 US Navy sponsored film promoting victory Bonds which depicts WWII orphans and intercutting of other documentation, Zero Hour refers to characteristic of current postwar [...]

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    Stan Brakhage – Curated Programs

    Posted April 27th, 2015 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Did you know that Canyon Cinema offers 50 Stan Brakhage programs, all curated by Marilyn Brakhage? Did you also know that each program is offered at a reduced rate? Well now you do! In fact, we have programs that cover every step in Brakhage’s prolific career. Each program can be rented on its own or [...]

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    Dominic Angerame–Mini European Tour!

    Posted April 24th, 2015 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Canyon’s friends across the pond will soon have the chance to catch a screening of Dominic Angerame’s work! Dominic, one of our longest-running filmmakers, will be touring with a program that includes Continuum, Deconstruction Sight, Premonition, In the Course of Human Events, Line of Fire, and The Soul of Things, in addition to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s film Notes [...]

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    Canyon Cinema Closed on Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24th

    Posted April 15th, 2015 in News / Events

    Canyon Cinema will be closed Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24th.  Please e-mail all requests and questions to – we’ll get  back to you on Monday, April 27th. If you have any last minute booking requests, please submit them by Thursday!  

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    April 10–12: See New Works from Canyon Cinema Filmmakers at CROSSROADS 2015

    Posted April 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    This weekend, San Francisco Cinematheque will open its annual CROSSROADS* film festival! This year’s lineup promises to be unmissable, with 9 programs ranging in theme from “forward reverse read write: conjectures about the animal” to “haunted house: a catalog of the small and ecstatic“, and much much more! Advance tickets can now be purchased for [...]

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