News & Events

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    New Acquisition: Four Exhibition Files from Greta Snider

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: Four new exhibition files from the SF cinema great Greta Snider! This acquisition includes the addition of a new film to the catalog, 2019’s A Small Place, as well as stunning new digitizations of Snider-staples Hard Core Home Movie (1989), No-Zone (1993), and Flight (1996). A Small Place (Greta Snider, […]

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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 approximatley 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 Directory […]

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    Now Available: 12 Exhibition Files from Toney W. Merritt

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that 12 exhibition files from Bay Area filmmaker and artist Toney W. Merritt have been added to our distribution catalog! A longtime Canyon member, Merritt has been making work for over five decades. His unique corpus of personal films and videos, totaling more than 30 titles, draws upon and […]

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    New Artist Member: Elena Pardo

    Canyon Cinema is delighted to welcome Mexico City-based filmmaker Elena Pardo to the collection! Elena Pardo is a maker, explorer, and promoter of the moving image. She has developed her practice around experimental cinema, combining the making of documentaries, expanded cinema, and animation. Pardo is also the co-founder of the Laboratorio Experimental de Cine (LEC), a […]

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    Canyon Launches New Streaming Partnership with Kinoscope

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with our friends at Kinoscope! Subscribers can now stream 12 films from Canyon’s collection, which together envision a broad range of West Coast landscapes through varied methods, on the platform: Featuring films by: Dominic Angerame, Bill Basquin, Elizabeth Block, James Broughton and Joel Singer, Bill […]

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    Announcing Canyon Cinemazine #7, Dear Folks: Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie

    We are thrilled to announce that the new issue of Canyon Cinemazine has now been printed! Dear Folks: Notes and Letters from Bruce Baillie is dedicated to Canyon Cinema’s founding filmmaker, who died in April 2020 at his home on Camano Island; nearly 60 years after first welcoming friends and neighbors to a night of backyard cinema in Canyon, […]

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    New Artist Member: Tulapop Saenjaroen

    Canyon Cinema is excited to welcome Tulapop Saenjaroen to the collection! Tulapop Saenjaroen is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. His recent works interrogate the correlations between image production and production of subjectivity as well as the paradoxes intertwining control and freedom in late capitalism. In the combined narrative and essayistic manner, […]

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    Now Available: New 2k Digitization of Christopher Harris’s Reckless Eyeballing

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new 2k digitization of Christopher Harris‘s Reckless Eyeballing is now available for rent. Thanks to Colorlab, Mark Toscano, and Academy Film Archive for their assistance in creating this stunning new transfer, available exclusively from Canyon. Reckless Eyeballing (2004, 13 minutes, b&w, sound, 16mm film or digital file) […]

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    New Artist Member: Brigid McCaffrey

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome Brigid McCaffrey to the collection! Brigid McCaffrey is a Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker whose work documents environments and people in states of flux. Her films explore extremes of autonomy and coexistence experienced by individuals who have distinct relationships with the land. Often taking shape as nuanced portraits, the […]

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    Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression, Five-Program Retrospective Now Available for Rent

    Now available for rent from Canyon Cinema: Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression, a five-program retrospective, organized by the Museum of the Moving Image and curated by Edo Choi. “For more than thirty years, artist Lynne Sachs has constructed short, bold mid-length, and feature films incorporating elements of the essay film, collage, performance, and observational […]

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    Announcing Canyon Cinema Discovered! 2021-2022 Curatorial Fellowship

    Canyon Cinema Foundation invites proposals for a new curatorial endeavor: Canyon Cinema Discovered. This multifaceted, year-long fellowship program aims to engender fresh perspectives on experimental cinema and to meaningfully expand Canyon’s role in providing access to this key strand of American media art. Four curatorial fellows will be selected to assemble programs from Canyon’s unique […]

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    New Artist Member: Paige Taul

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Paige Taul to the collection! Paige Taul (b.1996) is an Oakland, CA native who received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Cinematography from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work engages with and challenges […]

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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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Spotlight on Maïa Cybelle Carpenter

Shape of the Gaze, The
Shape of the Gaze, The by Maïa Cybelle Carpenter

Shape of the Gaze, The

Optically printed, hand processed and painted: the film process is manipulated to disrupt viewing expectations on a textual and aesthetic... More »