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 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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    New Acquisition! Mark Street’s So Many Ideas Impossible to Do All

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that Mark Street’s So Many Ideas Impossible to Do All (2019, 11 min, digital file) is now available to rent. “A year before her death, Barbara Hammer asked me to work on a project she’d envisioned based on her correspondence (1973-85) with Jane Brakhage. She also gave me outtakes […]

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    Now Available on DVD: Holly Fisher’s Bullets for Breakfast

    Now available for individual-use purchase: Holly Fisher’s stunning hybrid feature, Bullets for Breakfast (1992). The DVD release from Re:Voir also includes Fisher’s early short films Glass Shadows, From the Ladies, This is Montage, and Softshoe. Info: “BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST is one of the most magnificently obsessive films in recent memory. A precisely made flood […]

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    Now Available on DVD: Paul Clipson – Landscape Dissolves: Selected Films, 2009-2016

    Now Available from Canyon Cinema! A DVD collection of 14 short films by the San Francisco cinema artist Paul Clipson. Co-produced by Re:Voir and Students of Decay. Info: “[Paul Clipson’s films] are a photo-chemical catalog of the visible world, charged with psychic energy, scored partly by chance, and imbued with a generosity of being.” […]

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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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Spotlight on Lynne Sachs

Viva and Felix Growing Up
Viva and Felix Growing Up by Lynne Sachs

Viva and Felix Growing Up

16mm on digital

For the first three years of her twin niece's and nephew's lives, Lynne Sachs used her... More »