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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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    9/24/2022 – Canyon Cinema, Hello Benjamin Films, and Los Angeles Filmforum present New Black Wave, Vol. 2

    New Black Wave, Vol. 2 Presented by Canyon Cinema, Hello Benjamin Films, and Los Angeles Filmforum Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 4pm The Roxie Theater, San Francisco Ticket info: VIEW ONLINE: Films will also be available for online screening on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4 pm to midnight (PST) at: Curated by Solomon Turner […]

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    Now Available: Barbara Hammer’s Pictures 4 Barbara

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: A newly accessioned restoration print of Barbara Hammer’s Pictures 4 Barbara, courtesy of friends at the Academy Film Archive! This long-overlooked and underseen Hammer film is a new addition to our catalog. Pictures 4 Barbara (Barbara Hammer, 1981, 8 minutes, color, sound, 16mm) In this layered epistolary short, letters written between […]

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    9/15/2022 – Urban Nature: A Salon with S Topiary Landberg

    Urban Nature: A Salon with S Topiary LandbergThursday, September 15, 2022 @ 7:30pm (doors 7pm)16 Sherman Street, San Francisco Facebook Event The Canyon Cinema Salon returns to 16 Sherman for the first time in nearly three years, for a program of urban landscape films selected by Bay Area media artist, curator, and writer S Topiary […]

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    Now Available: New Stan VanDerBeek Prints + Files

    Canyon Cinema is delighted to announce a major new deposit from the Stan VanDerBeek Archive. This incredible trove of recently preserved works by the prolific multimedia artist, scientist, and inventor includes 12 new 16mm prints and 8 new digital files. New Prints + Files: Who Ho Rays (1972, 8 minutes, color, silent, 16mm or digital […]

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    New Artist Member: Leandro Katz

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome the Argentinian/American filmmaker, author, and visual artist Leandro Katz to the collection! Known for his films and photographic installations, Katz’s works include long-term projects that deal with Latin American subjects and incorporate historical research, anthropology, and visual arts. These include The Catherwood Project, a photographic reconstruction of the two 1850s expeditions of […]

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    New Acquisition: Three Exhibition Files from Al Wong

    Canyon Cinema is excited to announce the return of three additional films by Al Wong to the catalog! Included in this acquisition are new exhibition files for 24 Frames Per Second (1977), Discount House (1971), and 69 cents a pound (1969). More Al Wong titles coming soon – stay tuned for details! 24 Frames Per […]

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    Now Available: New Films by Dominic Angerame

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: Two new films by Dominic Angerame! Luminae (2022, 4 minutes, b&w, sound, digital file) For years I had been shooting with an iris attached to my lens creating a circle. The sun seemed to be a natural progression of the circle, especially its revolutions. The film is an accession into […]

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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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    Now Available: Lynne Sachs’s Swerve

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: Swerve, a new film by Lynne Sachs featuring poetry by Paolo Javier. As Herbert Gambill writes for Mystery Catalogue, “Swerve is a cinematic meditation on postmodern/avant-garde/post-colonial poetry construction in general and specifically it’s a terrific incitement to read Javier’s book and seek out more of Sachs’s fascinating body of work.”  Swerve […]

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    Now Available: Paige Taul’s Goat

    Goat (Paige Taul, 2021, 3 minutes, b&w, sound, digital file) About a girl and her j’s. A meditation on the politics of style, collectivity, and personal taste.

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    Now Available: Jodie Mack’s Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: “The third film in Jodie Mack’s Wasteland series, Moons, Sons, observes the rapid thaw of natural forms. A world tender and unhatched; future chaos in repose, in slumber.” (IFFR) Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons (Jodie Mack, 2021, 5 min, color, silent, 16mm) A world tender and unhatched, Future chaos in repose, […]

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    New Acquisition: Taiki Sakpisit’s Seeing in the Dark

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: Taiki Sakpisit‘s Seeing in the Dark, which continues the filmmaker’s exploration of Thailand’s political history and landscape. Seeing in the Dark (2021, 29 minutes, color and b&w, sound) The film interweaves the legacy of Thailand’s Cold War, the remnants of the Communist insurgency in Thailand and the ruined fortress that […]

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    Canyon Cinema Welcomes Three New Board Members

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors: Terri Francis, Lian Ladia, and Patricia Ledesma Villon. Each of these new Board members, who will begin serving in July, brings with them a wealth of experience, unique perspectives, and an abiding commitment to the field of artist-made cinema and media. […]

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    New Artist Member: Priyanka Das

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome Brooklyn-based filmmaker Priyanka Das to the collection! Priyanka Das was born in India and is currently living in New York City. She is a transdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, writer, and curator. Her works aim to ignite thoughts, feelings, and emotions that delve deep into the essence of “otherness” mediated by […]

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    Announcing the Canyon Cinema Discovered Programs!

    We’re thrilled to finally announce the screening line-ups for our inaugural Canyon Cinema Discovered programs, which will debut this fall in San Francisco and online. Stay tuned for details! Prime Time ReverieCurated by Aaditya AggarwalFrom cosmetic commercials to women-led talk shows to narrative melodrama, television catered to feminized viewers is a formally diverse genre, nudging, socializing, and […]

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    Now Available: New Prints and Digitizations of Two Early Films by Naomi Uman!

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce that two early films by Naomi Uman are now available in 16mm and digital formats! Both films were restored in 2021 by XFR Collective through the initiative of Walter Forsberg and Andrea Callard and with the assistance of the National Film Preservation Foundation. New prints and digitizations were made […]

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    Friends of Canyon Cinema is Now on Patreon!

    The Friends of Canyon Cinema is now on Patreon! Join to receive free access to “Canyon-on-Demand” streaming programs, a subscription to the Canyon Cinemazine, 20% off Canyon merch, plus member-only updates, previews, and more. To become a member, visit: Sign up now and receive a special bonus gift: A Canyon Cinema enamel pin! Supply […]

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    Introducing the Canyon Cinema Discovered Fellows!

    Following a review of nearly 200 outstanding applications by our group of project advisors, it is with great excitement that we introduce the 2021-22 Canyon Cinema curatorial fellows:  Aaditya Aggarwal is a writer, editor, and film curator based in Toronto and New Delhi. He has contributed writing to Canadian Art, The New Inquiry, Ethnic Aisle, Trinity Square Video, South Asian Visual […]

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Spotlight on Jonathan Schwartz

A Mystery Inside of a Fact
A Mystery Inside of a Fact by Jonathan Schwartz

A Mystery Inside of a Fact

It arrives, in a fog, with songs, through dance or majestic animals or faces (gliding on the street), and in... More »