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    Now Available: Multiple Works by Kirk Tougas

    Posted January 22nd, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon welcomes Kirk Tougas, noted experimental film artist, director of photography, producer, director, curator, and founder of Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque to the collection. With over 250 professional credits, Tougas is recognized as one of Canada’s pre-eminent feature documentary cinematographers. Representing many cultural, anthropological, social, and political themes, these films have been broadcast on every major […]

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    Kerry Laitala and Jonathan Walley on Expanded Cinema and Cinema Expanded

    Posted January 15th, 2021 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Shapeshifters CinemaSunday, January 31st @ 7pm PSTLivestream on YouTube (free) Artist and filmmaker Kerry Laitala (San Francisco) and cinema scholar Jonathan Walley (Columbus, OH) engage in an illustrated conversation about expanded cinema, including Laitala’s recent 16mm film projection performance Fire Fly EYE (hand-processed 16mm Ektachrome and B&W film, dual […]

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    New Acquisition: Jean Sousa’s Film Poem Octet

    Posted January 12th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    A new series of short films by Chicago-based artist Jean Sousa is now available to rent from Canyon Cinema, individually or assembled as a single, 32-minute suite. As Sousa describes: “The Film Poem Octet is a series of digital media works inspired by the poetry of my late aunt, Alice Gonçalves Sousa. Written in narrative style, Alice’s […]

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    New Artist Member: Rajee Samarasinghe

    Posted January 8th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome Rajee Samarasinghe to the collection! Ten of Rajee’s films, which hybridize experimental and documentary methods and techniques, are now available to rent from Canyon. Rajee Samarasinghe is a filmmaker from Sri Lanka currently based in the United States. His work tackles contemporary sociopolitical conditions in Sri Lanka through the […]

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    Now Available: James Broughton DVD Set + Exhibition Files of Broughton’s Films

    Posted December 10th, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New DVDs, News / Events

    Spanning a decades-long artistic career, the collected films of James Broughton represent a remarkable body of work by a leading avant-garde American filmmaker — an undisputed master of the fusion of spoken poetry with moving images. A poet and dramatist as well as a filmmaker, Broughton has transformed all three of these forms into what […]

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    Round-Up of Recent Arrivals: New Exhibition Files from Abigail Child, Craig Baldwin, Charlotte Pryce, Lewis Klahr

    Posted December 8th, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Over the past few months, we’ve added many new exhibition files to our digital collection, including for the following films: Mutiny (Abigail Child, 1983, 11 min, color, sound, digital file or 16mm) “This movie is a new kind of classic, it has invented once and for all the machine-gun sound of explosives and composed sentences with […]

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    Now Available: Peter Hutton’s At Sea

    Posted December 7th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that Peter Hutton’s silent portrait of a commercial shipping vessel, At Sea (2007), is now available for distribution on 16mm. At Sea (2007, 60 min, color, silent, 16mm) “Hutton knows the sea. His experiences as a former merchant seaman have informed his film making practice, known for its rigour and […]

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    New Acquisition: Lewis Klahr’s Circumstantial Pleasures

    Posted December 4th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    We are thrilled to announce that Lewis Klahr‘s omnibus feature Circumstantial Pleasures (2013-2019, 65 minutes) is now available from Canyon Cinema as a DCP or digital file! “Political figures, the body, drugs, and money represent just some of the exquisitely choreographed images in the newest, and perhaps most anxious, cycle from prolific collage animator Lewis […]

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    New Acquisition: Kerry Laitala’s Knee Jerk

    Posted December 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the addition of a new title from Kerry Laitala to the collection! Knee Jerk (2018, 6 min, color, sound, digital file) Knee Jerk is a moving image work that was made in the advanced processing workshop of the personal cinema class at the San Francisco Art Institute that I taught in […]

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    Canyon-on-Demand: Recent Acquisitions, now streaming until Dec 1

    Posted November 25th, 2020 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema: Recent AcquisitionsOnline Nov 24 – Dec 1, 2020 As 2020 winds to a close, we look back at some recent additions to the Canyon Cinema collection and celebrate the work of our artist members in this latest “Canyon-on-Demand” offering. The program features films and videos by Bill Basquin, Elizabeth Block, Emily Chao, Janie […]

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