News & Events

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    Kerry Laitala and Jonathan Walley on Expanded Cinema and Cinema Expanded

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Shapeshifters CinemaSunday, January 31st @ 7pm PSTLivestream on YouTube (free) Artist and filmmaker Kerry Laitala (San Francisco) and cinema scholar Jonathan Walley (Columbus, OH) engage in an illustrated conversation about expanded cinema, including Laitala’s recent 16mm film projection performance Fire Fly EYE (hand-processed 16mm Ektachrome and B&W film, dual […]

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    New Acquisition: Jean Sousa’s Film Poem Octet

    A new series of short films by Chicago-based artist Jean Sousa is now available to rent from Canyon Cinema, individually or assembled as a single, 32-minute suite. As Sousa describes: “The Film Poem Octet is a series of digital media works inspired by the poetry of my late aunt, Alice Gonçalves Sousa. Written in narrative style, Alice’s […]

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    New Artist Member: Rajee Samarasinghe

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome Rajee Samarasinghe to the collection! Ten of Rajee’s films, which hybridize experimental and documentary methods and techniques, are now available to rent from Canyon. Rajee Samarasinghe is a filmmaker from Sri Lanka currently based in the United States. His work tackles contemporary sociopolitical conditions in Sri Lanka through the […]

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    Canyon Cinema COVID-19 Update

    Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials to contain the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the “shelter in place” order issued by the City of San Francisco, Canyon Cinema’s staff is primarily working from home. If you need to contact Canyon Cinema, please do so […]

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    Digital and Streaming Access

    In response to demand for digital access to Canyon Cinema’s catalog as teaching and film exhibition move online, we are now providing digital file and/or streaming video links to over 850 works from our catalog. There are two ways to discover available titles: 1. Use advanced search function filtered by “digital file”2. Browse our Canyon […]

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    Now Available: James Broughton DVD Set + Exhibition Files of Broughton’s Films

    Spanning a decades-long artistic career, the collected films of James Broughton represent a remarkable body of work by a leading avant-garde American filmmaker — an undisputed master of the fusion of spoken poetry with moving images. A poet and dramatist as well as a filmmaker, Broughton has transformed all three of these forms into what […]

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Spotlight on Larry Gottheim

Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part I)
Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part I) by Larry Gottheim

Horizons (Elective Affinities, Part I)

Completed in 1973 (with assistance from CAPS), HORIZONS was released as an individual film and continues to stand as such.... More »