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    2/3/16 Canyon Cinema Salon (in collaboration with Exploratorium) – INDELIBLE HALLUCINATIONS: A Program of films selected by Tom DeWitt Ditto

    Posted January 28th, 2016 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Please join Canyon Cinema Foundation and Exploratorium on Wednesday February 3, 2016 for a selection of films and videos presented by Canyon Cinema co-founding member Tom DeWitt Ditto.   Indelible Hallucinations Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. Exploratorium, Pier 15, Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery, Kanbar Forum FREE! (please enter the museum through the historic […]

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    Now Available on 16mm – Form Phases #4 (1954) by Robert Breer

    Posted January 22nd, 2016 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Robert Breer’s 1954 film  Form Phases #4 is now available to rent at Canyon Cinema!   Form Phases #4 (Robert Breer | 1954 | 4 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) Rental Format(s): 16mm film   Form Phases IV is the last, closed and harmonic part of Robert Breer’s Form Phases series, focusing on abstract from […]

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    Remembering Michael Wallin

    Posted January 21st, 2016 in News / Events

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Bay Area resident and filmmaker Michael Wallin. He is a key figure in Canyon Cinema’s history having served as manager and then as a board member during 1970s through 1990s.  To honor his memory and contributions to the experimental film community both locally and beyond Canyon is planning […]

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    Fandor Keyframe article: The Canyon Cinema Experiment

    Posted January 19th, 2016 in Announcements, News / Events

    Much has changed in San Francisco in the last fifty four years, summers of love, bubbles of tech, the current wave of uber-gentrification making it difficult for independent artists and the organizations that support and exhibit their work to survive here, and yet Canyon Cinema, one of the most significant repositories of independent, non-commercial, experimental, […]

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    Now available on 16mm – New Shores (1971-87) by Jerome Hiler

    Posted January 15th, 2016 in New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Jerome Hiler’s  film  New Shores is now available to rent at Canyon Cinema! New Shores (Jerome Hiler | 1971-87 | 35 minutes | COLOR | SILENT) Rental Format(s): 16mm film (edited 2014) NEW SHORES is a sister film to IN THE STONE HOUSE in many ways. Like the latter film, it consists of earlier footage […]

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    George Lucas Family Foundation renews their commitment to Canyon Cinema Foundation

    Posted January 11th, 2016 in News / Events

    We are excited to announce that the George Lucas Family Foundation has renewed their commitment to Canyon Cinema Foundation with a generous year-end contribution of $50,000. Mr. Lucas has been a long-time supporter of Canyon, citing screenings and filmmakers as early influences on his love of cinema. He also contributed substantially to the organization in 2007, enabling Canyon […]

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    Now Available on 16mm: 4 films from Charlotte Pryce (2008-2013)

    Posted January 4th, 2016 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Charlotte Pryce’s films Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly, Curious Light, Looking Glass Insects, and A Study in Natural Magic are now available for rent at Canyon Cinema!  Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly (Charlotte Pryce |2008 |3.5 minutes |COLOR |SILENT) Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 24 fps An intoxicating flower; a metaphorical insect; a longing reach […]

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    12/14/15 – Canyon Cinema Salon – finally… Wavelength (the city of San Francisco has been waiting)

    Posted December 8th, 2015 in News / Events

    Please join Canyon Cinema Foundation and Black Hole Cinematheque on Monday December 14, 2015 at New Nothing Cinema for a very special presentation of Michael Snow’s Wavelength (1967). Having not screened publicly in the San Francisco Bay Area in nearly 16 years, this groundbreaking film is an avant-garde classic heralded by Jonas Mekas as “the outstanding film of […]

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    Now Available – Brand New Work by Lawrence Jordan

    Posted December 4th, 2015 in New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Lawrence Jordan’s new film The Apoplectic Walrus is now available for rent and purchase at Canyon Cinema!  The film pays homage to some of Jordan’s influences in surrealism, collage, and cinema. The Apoplectic Walrus (Lawrence Jordan |2015 |17 minutes |COLOR/B&W |SILENT) Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 24 fps / DVD Sale Format(s): DVD Joanna wanted a […]

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    Now Available – New Work by Tomonari Nishikawa

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

    Tomonari Nishikawa’s recent 35mm film sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars is now available to rent at Canyon Cinema!  The film is currently screening at film festivals worldwide – most recently at the Singapore International Film Festival. sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars (2014 |2 minutes |COLOR | […]

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