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    Now Available on DVD: Holly Fisher’s Bullets for Breakfast

    Posted October 20th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Now available for individual-use purchase: Holly Fisher’s stunning hybrid feature, Bullets for Breakfast (1992). The DVD release from Re:Voir also includes Fisher’s early short films Glass Shadows, From the Ladies, This is Montage, and Softshoe. Info: “BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST is one of the most magnificently obsessive films in recent memory. A precisely made flood […]

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    Now Available on DVD: Paul Clipson – Landscape Dissolves: Selected Films, 2009-2016

    Posted October 16th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Now Available from Canyon Cinema! A DVD collection of 14 short films by the San Francisco cinema artist Paul Clipson. Co-produced by Re:Voir and Students of Decay. Info: “[Paul Clipson’s films] are a photo-chemical catalog of the visible world, charged with psychic energy, scored partly by chance, and imbued with a generosity of being.” […]

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    Sporting Blackness with Samantha N. Sheppard

    Posted September 19th, 2020 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Screen SlateThursday, September 17 @ 8pm EST / 5pm PSTLivestream on Twitch (free, no account or RSVP required)View archived discussion here Inspired by Samantha N. Sheppard‘s new book, Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen , this program – the first of Canyon Cinema’s relaunched (Virtual) Salon series – brings together […]

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  4. Collection Highlights, Summer/Fall 2020

    New Brochure: Collection Highlights + Digital Distribution Program

    Posted September 5th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, New Films, News / Events

    Learn about Canyon Cinema’s latest acquisitions, digitizations, distribution prints, and more in our new Collection Highlights brochure, designed by Helen Tseng. You’ll also find news about the Unseen Cinema Digital Collection – a recent addition of nearly 100 titles to Canyon’s catalog. Download a copy here.

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    Canyon Cinema Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

    Posted June 15th, 2020 in News / Events

    The Board of Directors of Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brett Kashmere as Canyon’s new Executive Director. Brett will replace outgoing Director Antonella Bonfanti, who will continue to serve Canyon as a member of the Board of Directors. Brett is a film and media artist, curator, and writer living in Oakland. […]

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    Letter to the Canyon Cinema community

    Posted June 15th, 2020 in News / Events

    Dear Canyon Cinema Members, Friends, and Supporters, It is with great excitement, pride, and optimism that I join Canyon Cinema Foundation as its new executive director. I benefit from, and look forward to adding to, the incredible work of previous director, Antonella Bonfanti, as well as the rich and various contributions of Canyon Cinema staff, […]

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    Bruce Baillie (1931 – 2020)

    Posted April 10th, 2020 in News / Events

    Canyon Cinema mourns the passing of its founding filmmaker, Bruce Baillie, who brought to life exceptional works of film art and a thriving cinema counterculture. Beginning in the late 1950s, Baillie created a vagabond, romantic, first-person filmmaking style that continues to enchant and influence new generations drawn to the artistic possibilities of the 16mm film […]

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  8. Now available: new print of Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

    Posted April 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new print of Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G is available. Thanks and acknowledgement go to Anthology Film Archives for their preservation of this film, and for their support of Canyon’s efforts to keep Sharits’ films available in distribution. T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G | Paul Sharits | 1968 | color | sound | […]

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  9. Now available: Lynne Sachs’ A Month of Single Frames

    Posted April 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. With more than 30 titles in distribution at Canyon Cinema, this latest work is one of a number of posthumous collaborations between filmmaker […]

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    Now available on DVD – Mad Dance: A Mental Health Film Trilogy by Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Posted April 1st, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Ken Paul Rosenthal‘s recent films explore the geography of madness through natural and urban landscapes. These films re-envision the way we think, speak, and feel about emotional distress and wellness in today’s chaotic world by connecting the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San […]

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