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Now Available on 16mm: 8 Films by Saul Levine

Posted June 18th, 2015 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

We at Canyon Cinema are beyond excited to announce 8 films now available to rent on 16mm by Saul Levine!

Falling Notes Unleaving (2013 | 13 minutes | color | sound)

Made almost fifty years after his debut film, Saul Levine’s FALLING NOTES UNLEAVING presents the filmmaker returning to the inspiration of Stan Brakhage and the distinctive texture of Super-8 film for a tribute to fellow film artist Anne Charlotte Robertson. He shot her 2012 funeral (“I thought it important to honor her work by filming an event she could not,” he wrote) amongst the wooded beauty of a Massachusetts cemetery. The film captures not just the ceremony and the gathered mourners but the rich colors of Massachusetts in the fall and the transition of day into night. The autumn colors glow like embers in the cool of the green forest and the lights of traveling cars and the city beyond dance against the darkness as Levine leaves us between the abstract and figurative. – Sean Axmaker

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Lost Note (1968-1969 | 10 minutes | color/b&w | silent)

Scenes drawn from the home and life of Isa Milman (the woman I was then married to) and I made together with our dog Jesse, our friends Bruce Blaney, Patti Tanaka, their children Sean and Jason, and many others. I began this as a love poem to Isa but before i finished the film everything had changed. This film is all that was left – 68/69 was a period of violent transition for many of us. The film was formally challenging, editing footage with in-camera superimpositions and cutting b&w with color.

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Note One (1968 | 6 minutes | color | silent)

A study in grey and white of my parents. An evening film. My mother lights the sabbath candles, cooks, crochets, sleeps, talks to father reading the paper – we are together. This is the first completed note.

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Note to Erik (1966-1968 | 4 minutes | color | silent)

NOTES is a series I started in 1968. NOTE TO ERIK was the second one completed but the footage goes back to 1966 when I saw the footage I loved it but didn’t feel ready to deal with it. Seeing Sharon Moss again who had moved to NYC from Storrs, CT inspired me to return to this footage to make a note to a mutual friend ERIK KIVIAT. It took about 2 years for me to feel I could respond to the generosity of her performance and the images I had gathered and shaped in my camera. Sharon Moss and her cats play and dance naked in the snow.

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Light Lick: Pardes: Drowned Hat Rescue Media City Motown Jump (2014 | 5 minutes | color | silent)

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Light Lick: Pardes: Night Time is the Right Time (2014 | 5 minutes | color | silent)

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Light Lick: Pardes: Wild Blue Yonder (2014 | 12 minutes | color | silent)

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Dead Day Display Note (2014 | 5 minutes | color | silent)

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