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Now Available: New Prints and Digitizations of Two Early Films by Naomi Uman!

Posted April 15th, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce that two early films by Naomi Uman are now available in 16mm and digital formats!

Both films were restored in 2021 by XFR Collective through the initiative of Walter Forsberg and Andrea Callard and with the assistance of the National Film Preservation Foundation. New prints and digitizations were made by our friends at Colorlab.

Love of 3 Oranges (1993, 10 minutes, color/b&w, sound, 16mm or digital file)

In this naive first film, the love of a woman gives fruit color and life which her amorous attentions eventually destroy and consume.

Grass (1997, 2.5 minutes, b&w, silent, 16mm or digital file)

This film was made for the site-specific screening Fleur Power, created by Melinda Stone. She planted a screen of sweet alyssum (also called “carpet of snow”) on a mountainside and asked artists to make work for this one-time event. This short film attempts to replace the grass, which she pulled up in order to create the screen, while playing with concepts of scale and time.