News & Events

  1. Collection Highlights, Summer/Fall 2020

    New Brochure: Collection Highlights + Digital Distribution Program

    Learn about Canyon Cinema’s latest acquisitions, digitizations, distribution prints, and more in our new Collection Highlights brochure, designed by Helen Tseng. You’ll also find news about the Unseen Cinema Digital Collection – a recent addition of nearly 100 titles to Canyon’s catalog. Download a copy here.

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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 700 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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    Sporting Blackness with Samantha N. Sheppard

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Screen SlateThursday, September 17 @ 8pm EST / 5pm PSTLivestream on Twitch (free, no account or RSVP required)View archived discussion here Inspired by Samantha N. Sheppard‘s new book, Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen , this program – the first of Canyon Cinema’s relaunched (Virtual) Salon series – brings together […]

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    Canyon Cinema Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brett Kashmere as Canyon’s new Executive Director. Brett will replace outgoing Director Antonella Bonfanti, who will continue to serve Canyon as a member of the Board of Directors. Brett is a film and media artist, curator, and writer living in Oakland. […]

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    Letter to the Canyon Cinema community

    Dear Canyon Cinema Members, Friends, and Supporters, It is with great excitement, pride, and optimism that I join Canyon Cinema Foundation as its new executive director. I benefit from, and look forward to adding to, the incredible work of previous director, Antonella Bonfanti, as well as the rich and various contributions of Canyon Cinema staff, […]

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Spotlight on Raymond Rea

Third by Raymond Rea


Third is an experimental narrative with a second life in its deeply layered soundtrack. Lit for night, and gelled for... More »