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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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    1/16/19 // Naomi Uman’s Mala Leche and Unnamed Film

    Posted January 3rd, 2019 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Naomi Uman’s Mala Leche and Unnamed Film Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 // 7:00 PM Little Roxie Theater // 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA Facebook Event Each of these films by Naomi Uman are more typically presented together with other works from her oeuvre. Mala Leche is often paired with her thesis film, Leche, which preceded it. Unnamed Film is […]

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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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    Now available: Piyut I-V by Abraham Ravett

    Posted December 10th, 2018 in New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Abraham Ravett collects five films on Judaism and familial memory on a DVD, Piyut I-V. It is now available for individual and institutional sale. Piyut I-V (2009-2012 | 94 minutes | COLOR/B&W) DVD collection of five films made 2009 – 2012. Notes For A Polish Jew (2012, 8 min, 16mm, silent) From Prague To Poland (2010, 15 min, digital, […]

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