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    Remembering John Carlson (1951-2021)

    Canyon Cinema and the Bay Area Film Community mourn the passing of John Carlson, former Vice President of Monaco Lab, and teacher of cinematography, lighting, and experimental film at City College of San Francisco and Academy of Art University.  Through his hands-on lab work with countless Bay Area filmmakers and decades of teaching, John’s memory lives […]

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    New Artist Member: Taiki Sakpisit

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the Bangkok-based filmmaker and visual artist Taiki Sakpisit to the collection! A graduate of San Francisco State’s Cinema program, Taiki’s works explore the underlying tensions and conflicts, and the sense of anticipation in contemporary Thailand, through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage using a wide range of sounds and […]

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    POSTPONED – Canyon at the Roxie – Pictures You Can Hold: Films by Greta Snider

    Pictures You Can Hold: Films by Greta Snider POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA The Roxie Theater, San Francisco Presented by Canyon Cinema Greta Snider in person! Canyon at The Roxie returns with a spotlight on acclaimed San Francisco filmmaker and professor Greta Snider. This wide-ranging survey brings together a selection of Snider’s early – now […]

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    Canyon Holiday Closure: Dec. 23, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022

    Canyon Cinema will be closed for the winter holidays beginning Thursday, December 23rd. We will re-open for business on Thursday, January 6th, 2022. In the meantime, please email all booking requests and questions to Have a safe and happy holiday! Image: Winter (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2007)

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    Now Available in Digital Format: 13 Films by Curt McDowell

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the addition of new digital scans of all the Curt McDowell films preserved by the Academy Film Archive, never before in distribution. This new acquisition includes exhibition files of the following 13 films: Beaver Fever, Dora Myrtle, Kathleen Trailer (for Underground Cinema 12), A Night with Gilda Peck, Ainslie […]

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    Now Available: New Digitization of Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony, by Babeth VanLoo

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce that a new digitization of Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony, by Babeth VanLoo, is now available for rent. Thanks to Amsterdam’s Eye Filmmuseum for creating this beautiful new transfer! Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony (Babeth VanLoo, 1975, 26 minutes, b&w, sound, 16mm or digital file) With George Kuchar and Raymond Mondini. A clarification […]

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    New Prints from the Academy Film Archive

    Canyon is pleased to announce that a number of new distribution prints from the Academy Film Archive have recently been received and accessioned, including two early films by Robert Breer that are new to the catalog: Cats (Robert Breer, 1956, 1 minute, color, sound, 16mm) Short hand-drawn representation of a cat. Form Phases I (Robert […]

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    Friends of Canyon Cinema is Now on Patreon!

    The Friends of Canyon Cinema is now on Patreon! Join to receive free access to “Canyon-on-Demand” streaming programs, a subscription to the Canyon Cinemazine, 20% off Canyon merch, plus member-only updates, previews, and more. To become a member, visit: Sign up now and receive a special bonus gift: A Canyon Cinema enamel pin! Supply […]

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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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    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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    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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Spotlight on Nathaniel Dorsky

Lamentations by Nathaniel Dorsky


Lamentations is a cinematic tumble through diverse dreamscapes in a man-made world. N.D.
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