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  1. Announcing Canyon Cinemazine #6: Missed Connections

    Posted July 24th, 2019 in News / Events

    Letters are written from a distance and go unanswered. I am trying to describe a place I’ve never been. The camera sees something that the person using it does not. A luminous detail or furtive glance. Did you feel the connection too? The dream gets hopelessly lost in waking. We were interrupted. You were not […]

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    7/25/2019 // For a Winter: Remembering Jonathan Schwartz

    Posted July 23rd, 2019 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

    For a Winter: Remembering Jonathan Schwartz Thursday, July 25th, 2019 – 7:30pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Facebook Event Tickets – $10.00 General Admission ($6.00 Cinematheque members) Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque. In his short life, filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz (1973-2018) created a striking body of 16mm and digital video works of deep lyrical sensitivity and […]

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    7/19 to 7/21 – Missed Connections at the 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair

    Posted July 15th, 2019 in Events and Screenings

    The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications, presented at San Francisco’s Minnesota Street Project, July 19–21, 2019. SFABF features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples presented by over 100 exhibitors—independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, […]

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    6/27/19 // Remembering Barbara Hammer

    Posted June 24th, 2019 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Remembering Barbara Hammer Thursday, June 27th, 2019 // 7:30 PM Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Facebook Event Tickets – $10.00 General Admission ($6.00 Cinematheque members) Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque. On Thursday, June 27, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, we are proud to present a special memorial screening in honor of the recently […]

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    New consignment DVDs from Re:Voir

    Posted June 18th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Re:Voir publishes beautiful DVD editions of classic and contemporary experimental cinema, with the goal of introducing the broadest possible audience to rare, under-seen, and important artist-made films. Canyon Cinema is an American distributor of Re:Voir releases, and we are pleased to share work by Patrick Bokanowski, Stephen Dwoskin, Anne Maregiano, François Miron, Suzan Pitt, Jürgen […]

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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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    Now available: seventeen exhibition files from Jon Behrens

    Posted June 12th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Jon Behrens is a Seattle-based filmmaker, curator, photographer, sound manipulator and teacher. Seventeen of his films, produced between 1993 and 2018, are now available to rent as digital files from Canyon Cinema. Light Coins (2018 | 4 minutes | COLOR | SOUND) This film is a collaboration between myself, Caryn Cline and Luke Sieczek. We made […]

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    6/19/19 // A Salon with Zachary Epcar

    Posted June 11th, 2019 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Salon with Zachary Epcar Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM) 16 Sherman Street Facebook Event We are pleased to welcome filmmaker and dear friend Zachary Epcar back to San Francisco for a very special summertime Salon. Repurposing massage-chair unboxing videos algorithmically scraped from the internet’s endless depths, posthuman luxury condominium fly-through tours, […]

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    Now available: six exhibition files from Sandra Davis

    Posted June 10th, 2019 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    For all its tactility and materiality, filmmaker Sandra Davis’ use of 16mm film is rarely left a question of form. Throughout a body of work produced from the late 1970s through the present – an oeuvre at once intimate and elusive – Davis has repeatedly returned to physicality and touch as key themes activated by […]

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