News & Events

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    New Artist Member: Deborah Stratman

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Chicago-based artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman to the collection! Deborah Stratman makes films and artworks that investigate power, control, and belief, considering how places, ideas, and society are intertwined. Recent projects have addressed freedom, surveillance, sinkholes, comets, raptors, orthoptera, levitation, exodus, mineral evolution, sisterhood, and faith. She has exhibited […]

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    Now Available: Jerome Hiler’s Bagatelle I

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new 16mm print from Jerome Hiler has been added to the catalog and is now available to rent. Note: Hiler’s Bagatelle II (2016) is also in distribution with Canyon. Bagatelle I (2016, 16 minutes, color and b&w, silent, 16mm, 18fps) Bagatelle I is a film with a thread […]

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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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    New Artist Member: Christina C Nguyen

    Canyon Cinema is excited to welcome Los Angeles-based filmmaker and expanded cinema artist Christina C Nguyen to the collection! Christina C Nguyen’s work explores the periphery of human perception and experience. Her interest in systems results in the use of specific forms and structures to interface between the digital and analog methods of data and […]

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    Now Available: Two New Films by Tulapop Saenjaroen

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that two new films by Bangkok-based artist Tulapop Saenjaroen are now available for rent: Notes from the Periphery (2021, 14 minutes, color, sound, digital file) Mainly shot in the peripheral areas of the ever-expanding Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri, Thailand, Notes from the Periphery interrogates the notion of territoriality, globalized networks, […]

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  6. Statement by Canyon Cinema in Response to the Cinemateca Brasileira Fire of July 29, 2021

    We, the film community of Canyon Cinema, express our deepest sadness as we watch the images of the fire that devastated the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paolo. For the last year, we have witnessed the systematic decimation of government support for the preservation of this vital, national treasure. From the beginning, Brazilian film has played […]

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    Canyon Cinema and The Roxie Theater to Launch New Programming Partnership 

    Two long-standing San Francisco film purveyors are thrilled to announce a new programming partnership. Beginning this August, Canyon Cinema and The Roxie Theater embark on a monthly collaboration: Canyon at The Roxie, bringing into focus visionary Bay Area film artists of past and present. Taking place in the Little Roxie, and in compliance with CDC, […]

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    Canyon Cinema Response to the Elimination of SFMOMA’s Film Program

    SFMOMA’s recent decision to eliminate its Film Program (among other vital, inclusive, and community-focused programs) is a stunning disavowal of its own history. Moreso, it is a shocking divestment from SFMOMA’s stated commitment to “exhibiting film as an essential medium of modern and contemporary art” and to fostering a vibrant film culture in San Francisco. […]

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    Now Available: New Digital Files from Naomi Uman

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce that a number of assiduous, handcrafted films by Naomi Uman are now available to rent or license as digital files. The scanning and post-production work is courtesy of Seattle’s Lightpress, and was supported by an Interbay Cinema Society Lightpress Grant, awarded to Uman in January 2021. This suite of new transfers […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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Spotlight on Patrick Bokanowski

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L'Ange (The Angel) by Patrick Bokanowski

L'Ange (The Angel)

During the seventy minutes of The Angel, viewers see a series of distinct sequences arranged upward along a staircase that... More »