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Christopher Harris joins Canyon Cinema Inc. Board of Directors

Posted February 7th, 2013 in Announcements, News / Events

Press Release–San Francisco, CA

Canyon Cinema, Inc. is pleased to announce that the current Board of Directors has nominated and elected filmmaker Christopher Harris to replace former Board member Denah Johnston who is currently our Director of Operations. Due to the federal nonprofit application process, Canyon cannot have an employee serve on the Board of Directors.

“I am truly honored to join Canyon Cinema’s Board of Directors and could not be more pleased to have this opportunity to serve such an important cultural institution in this time of transition for our treasured art form. Canyon Cinema’s mission to promote and preserve the heritage of film art in its original format is indispensible to the evolution of future generations of artist filmmakers, videomakers, scholars and students. I am delighted to play even a small role in Canyon Cinema’s continued vitality and growth throughout the coming years and look forward to making a difference toward that end.” – Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris’ award-winning experimental films have explored post-industrial urban landscapes, black outlaws, the cosmic consequences of the sun’s collapse, a child’s nightlight and a theme park performance of Christ’s Passion. His work has screened at festivals, museums and cinematheques throughout North America and Europe including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2005, 2008, 2010), the VIENNALE-Vienna International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Leeds International Film Festival, the San Francisco Cinematheque and Rencontres Internationales Paris among others. His most recent film 28.IV.81 (Descending Figures) was named one of “The Best of 2011 in Avant-Garde Film” by IndieWIRE and his films are the subject of the Cinema Scope magazine article “Between Two Eyes: Four Emergent Avant-Garde Film/Videomakers for the New Decade.” He is currently an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

You can find out more information about Christopher Harris on his personal website:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: board(at)

Maïa Cybelle Carpenter,
President, Board of Directors