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    Canyon-on-Demand: Recent Acquisitions, now streaming until Dec 1

    Canyon Cinema: Recent AcquisitionsOnline Nov 24 – Dec 1, 2020 As 2020 winds to a close, we look back at some recent additions to the Canyon Cinema collection and celebrate the work of our artist members in this latest “Canyon-on-Demand” offering. The program features films and videos by Bill Basquin, Elizabeth Block, Emily Chao, Janie […]

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    New Acquisition: Tomonari Nishikawa’s Amusement Ride

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that the latest short film from Tomonari Nishikawa is now available for rent on 16mm film or as a digital file! Amusement Ride (2019, 6 min, color, sound, 16mm film or digital file) Shot with a telephoto lens from inside a cabin of Cosmo Clock 21, a Ferris wheel […]

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  3. 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 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: 20 Exhibition Files from Janie Geiser

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the arrival of 20 exhibition files from longtime member Janie Geiser! Geiser is an internationally recognized visual/theater artist and experimental filmmaker, whose work is known for its investigation of the emotional power of inanimate objects, its sense of mystery, and its strength of design. Included amongst this new acquisition […]

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    Now Available on DVD: Dominic Angerame’s CITYSCAPES

    A new Re:Voir release featuring nine films by Dominic Angerame, longtime 16mm chronicler of San Francisco’s urban landscape is now available for individual-use purchase: Films: A Ticket Home (1982, color, 11 min) I’d Rather Be in Paris (1982, color/B&W, silent, 17 min) Honeymoon in Reno (1984, color, 8 min) Continuum (1987, B&W, silent, 15 […]

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Spotlight on Lawrence Jordan

Delirium by Lawrence Jordan


"There is a hint of an under water circus, and many of the performers are acrobats.
The sea water, if... More »