Canyon Filmmaker Robert Breer Passes Away

Posted August 14th, 2011 in Announcements, News / Events


Film still from Robert Breer’s Bang! (1986) via DINCA/Anthology

Robert Breer, 1926 – 2011

We are very sad to announce via Bad Lit and the Frameworks listserv that experimental animator and Canyon Cinema member Robert Breer passed away yesterday. More information is available on Bad Lit’s website.

“Combining a meticulous attention to form and rhythm with an acerbic wit and talent for satire, Breer provides an important link between the abstract films of Richter, Eggeling and Leger and the lyric and radical traditions of the avant-garde, from Brakhage and Baillie to Kubelka and Sharits.” – Harvard Film Archive

A list of Robert Breer’s films that are distrbuted by Canyon can be found here.