Canyon Cinema Confessions

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Volume 4, Issue 1 June 2017 — Canyon Cinema 50, James Sansing, Jason Halprin and Sandy Ding join Canyon, new films from Larry Gottheim, Mark Toscano, Jon Behrens, and others, plus DVDs from Re:Voir, and new and restored prints of classic work by Toney Merritt, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Baillie, and Warren Haack.

Volume 3, Issue 1 February 2016 — Remembering Michael Wallin, generous donations, Spotlights on Paul Glabicki and Barbara Hammer, salons, new board members, artist grants. New arrivals from Dan Barnett, Robert Breer, Rose Lowder, and Jerome Hiler. 

Volume 2, Issue 5 December 2015 — Streaming partnerships with Kanopy and Fandor, new arrivals from Charlotte Pryce, Tomonari Nishikawa, and Amy Halpern. Spotlight on Saul Levine, Salons with Paul Clipson and Black Hole Cinematheque, the legacy of Warren Sonbert.  

Volume 2, Issue 4 October 2015New films from Nathaniel Dorsky, NYFF Dorsky/Hiler retrospective, prints from Kate McCabe, Pat O’Neill, and Janie Geiser, spotlight on Luther Price, revisiting a gallery exhibition with Su Friedrich, and Amy Halpern’s October Salon.

Volume 2, Issue 3 August 2015Canyon filmmakers on Fandor, new prints from James Broughton, Oskar Fischinger, and Saul Levine, new work from Lawrence Jordan and Mark Toscano, DVDs and an interview with Abigail Child, spotlights on Rose Lowder and Tom Palazzolo, Denah Johnston steps down, and Nathaniel Dorsky in Spain.

Volume 2, Issue 2 April 2015Denah Johnston appointed Executive Director, a new print from Paul Clipson, DVDs from Pete Rose, Lawrence Jordan, and Bill Brand, spotlight on Dana Plays, Claire Bain’s May Salon, and handmade cinema resources.

Volume 2, Issue 1 February 2015A Lucas Foundation grant, new prints from Bruce Baillie, Mark LaPore, and Robert Huot, Jerome Hiler arrives, spotlights on Bill Brand and Peggy Ahwesh, Salon recaps, distribution strategies, and paying artists for their work.

Volume 1, Issue 8 November 2014New prints from Robert Huot and Tomonari Nishikawa, Nathaniel Dorsky in Vienna, spotlights on Daina Krumins and Lewis Klahr, curated programs and “From Vault to Screen” wrap-up, and celebrations of Curt McDowell in San Francisco.

Volume 1, Issue 7 September 2014The return of Dominic Angerame’s films to the collection, DVDs from Beth Block and Peter Tscherkassky, a spotlight on Victor Faccinto and the James Broughton centenary, the Salon kicks off its fall season, and a short documentary on Luther Price.

Volume 1, Issue 6 July 2014 Canyon Cinema Foundation’s new nonprofit status, DVD excerpts of Rolls 1971, spotlights on Abigail Child and Peter Tscherkassky, Barbara Hammer on projection, “From Vault to Screen” continues, and Phil Solomon on Stan Brakhage.

Volume 1, Issue 5 June 2014New releases from Phil Weisman, an interview with Ekrem Serdar from Experimental Response Cinema, Doug Wendt’s Salon, collaborating with the National Gallery of Art on “From Vault to Screen,” and a sixties report on “The Making of an Underground Film.”

Volume 1, Issue 4 May 2014DVDs from Larry Gottheim, new Mark LaPore prints, how to save film, an interview with Mia Ferm of the Cinema Project, David Cox’s anecdotal history of Other Cinema, and scans from Canyon CinemaNews on our blog.

Volume 1, Issue 3 April 2014A newly preserved print of Bruce Baillie’s Little Girl back in circulation (plus a special bathtub tape recording), DVDs from Sergio Batiz and Alice Anne Parker Severson, spotlights on Richard Myers and Janis Crystal Lipzin, a Salon with Lawrence Jordan, queer cinema in Oakland and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Volume 1, Issue 2 March 2014Chris Cogan’s No Moon, a new film and DVDS from Lawrence Jordan, spotlights on Alexis Krasilovsky and Nathaniel Dorsky, the Canyon Cinema Salon, an essay by Anna Geyer, and the 2014 SF Cinematheque Crossroads festival.

Volume 1, Issue 1 February 2014 Spotlights on Lynne Sachs and Roger Jacoby, programs by Director of Operations Denah Johnston and Collection Manager Antonella Bonfanti, return of Robert Nelson’s Suite California films, partnership with the Millennium Film Journal.