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    New Artist Member: Margaret Rorison

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the Baltimore-based filmmaker, projectionist, educator, and curator Margaret Rorison to the collection! Rorison’s work aims to support and preserve contemporary filmmakers and film culture. Her current work focuses on portraiture, memory, and the precarity and beauty of nature. Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Miami PULSE […]

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    Now in Stock: Three New Blu-rays from Black Zero

    Founded by Canyon artist member Stephen Broomer, Black Zero is a new multimedia publisher specializing in Canadian experimental cinema from the 1960s to the present. Black Zero’s first three releases – Palace of Pleasure by John Hofsess, Everything Everywhere Again Alive by Keith Lock, and Strange Codes by Arthur Lipsett – are now available for individual-use […]

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    New Artist Members: John and James Whitney

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome the films of John and James Whitney to the collection! John Whitney (1917-1995) is considered one of the fathers of computer animation. His works include the opening title sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo (1958), which is a collaboration work with Saul Bass; Catalogue (1961), assembled record of visual […]

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    3/14/2023 – Dispersed Renderings: A Salon with Patricia Ledesma Villon

    Dispersed Renderings: A selection of Bay Area works from the Canyon Cinema collection Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 7:30pm (doors 7pm)16 Sherman Street, San Francisco Curated by Patricia Ledesma Villon Familiar sights and inhabitants materialize and depart from the region known as the San Francisco Bay Area; we start anew while certain constants remain. Connections […]

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    New Artist Member: Malic Amalya

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the Boston-based filmmaker Malic Amalya to the collection! Malic Amalya (b. 1980 – Burlington, VT) is a white, transgender filmmaker working across 16mm, video, and performance. His films are situated between formal avant-garde traditions, the anti-assimilation subculture of queercore, and intersectional feminism. His creative framework is informed by prison […]

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    Now Available: Rajee Samarasinghe’s Agantukayan / Strangers

    Agantukayan / Strangers (2022, 11 minutes, b&w, sound, digital file or DCP) As a child, my mother was sent away to live with other relatives for a number of years, away from her own parents and siblings. This footage was shot shortly after the civil war in Sri Lanka on the occasion of my mother’s […]

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    Now Available: Three Works by Al Wong

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: Three works by Al Wong, including the expanded cinema pieces Screen, Projector & Film (1977) and Puddle (1982), as well as a new video, Paper Sister (2023). Paper Sister (Al Wong, 2023, 5 minutes, b&w, sound, digital file) This work is a response to the Chinese Exclusion Act which was […]

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    Announcing New Streaming Partnership with Projectr EDU

    Canyon Cinema is excited to collaborate with our friends at Grasshopper Film on their new Projectr EDU streaming service! Partnering with the New York Public Library and educational institutions across North America, the free platform features nearly 1000 independent and artist-made films, archival restorations, and documentaries.  A sampling of these films includes over 100 titles from Canyon’s collection; the complete restored films of pioneering […]

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    Canyon Cinema Discovered Launches Four Newly-Curated Programs and 40 Artist-Made Films and Videos From Inaugural Curatorial Fellowship

    For Immediate Release San Francisco, CA—Canyon Cinema (est. 1961 in the Bay Area), one of the world’s foremost advocates for and distributors of independent moving-image art, announces the full line-up and screening schedule for its inaugural curatorial fellowship, Canyon Cinema Discovered, taking place throughout the month of October 2022. Four newly-curated programs will premiere at […]

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    Digital and Streaming Access

    In response to increased demand for digital access to Canyon Cinema’s catalog, we are now providing digital file and/or streaming video links for more than 1000 works in our collection. There are two ways to discover available titles: 1. Use advanced search function filtered by “digital file”2. Browse our Canyon Cinema Digital/Streaming Access Directory The […]

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Spotlight on Robert Huot

Nude Decending the Stairs
Nude Decending the Stairs by Robert Huot

Nude Decending the Stairs

"The motif of having people slowly approach the camera first appears in Nude Descending the Stairs, an interesting minimalist work... More »

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