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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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    Now Available: 8 Exhibition Files from Bill Brown

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the arrival of 8 exhibition files from nomadic film essayist Bill Brown! Included amongst this new acquisition are digital files for four films that were previously available from Canyon on 16mm – Roswell (1994), Hub City (1997), Confederation Park (1999), and Buffalo Common (2001) – as well as the […]

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    I Know the End: A Salon with Light Field

    Thursday, February 11th @ 7pm PST Co-presented by PARACME Livestream on Twitch Free; no RSVP required Q&A will follow Films by: Barbara Hammer, Toney W. Merritt, Julie Murray, Dana Plays, Sarah Pucill, Rajee Samarasinghe, and Paige Taul Screening line-up: Anathema (Julie Murray, 1995, 7 minutes, color, sound) Doubt assails the doctor and his assistants, who, through […]

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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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    Kerry Laitala and Jonathan Walley on Expanded Cinema and Cinema Expanded

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Shapeshifters CinemaSunday, January 31st @ 7pm PSTLivestream on YouTube (free) Artist and filmmaker Kerry Laitala (San Francisco) and cinema scholar Jonathan Walley (Columbus, OH) engage in an illustrated conversation about expanded cinema, including Laitala’s recent 16mm film projection performance Fire Fly EYE (hand-processed 16mm Ektachrome and B&W film, dual […]

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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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    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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Spotlight on Kerry Laitala

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Muse of Cinema by Kerry Laitala

Muse of Cinema

I started Muse of Cinema about five years ago using magic lantern slides found at the Alemany flea market as... More »