News / Events

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    Canyon Summer Break: July 4-12, 2024

    Posted June 20th, 2024 in Announcements, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema will be closed for a brief summer break beginning Thursday, July 4th. We will re-open for business on Monday, July 15th. In the meantime, please email all booking requests and questions to info@canyoncinema.com. Image: The Colors of Boulder in the Summer (Jon Behrens, 2015)

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    Now Available: Henry Hills’s Social Skills

    Posted June 19th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Social Skills (2021, 12 minutes, color, sound, digital file) SOCIAL SKILLS is a composition in which a large international group of improvising dancers share a viable vision of a cooperative and imaginative future based on mutual support and spontaneous creation. Here is an environment of touch without threat, closeness without conflict, and individual expression within […]

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    Now Available: Tomonari Nishikawa’s Light, Noise, Smoke, and Light, Noise, Smoke

    Posted June 14th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Light, Noise, Smoke and Light, Noise, Smoke (2023, 6 min, color, sound, 16mm or digital file) The visual shows the alternation of the shots of fireworks filmed at a summer festival in Japan, producing a distinctive yet organic rhythm, as well as a gap in time between the visual and sound, both of which are […]

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    Now Available: Bruce James Cooper’s World Without End

    Posted June 11th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    World Without End (2023, 8 minutes color, silent, 16mm) “In his World Without End, Bruce Cooper proposes and proves a universe of multiple dimensions, or perhaps parallel universes gently colliding with each other. Abstractions of redolent blue, backwoods landscapes of autumn leaves, Malick-ian fields of wheat, flowing water in many guises, worlds of animal, and […]

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    Now Available: Rajee Samarasinghe’s Lotus-Eyed Girl

    Posted June 11th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Lotus-Eyed Girl (2023, 6 minutes, color, sound, digital file or DCP) Loosely based on the erotic poem “Caurapañcasika” by Bilhana, which was written in prison upon discovery of the poet’s clandestine affair with Princess Yaminipurnatilaka. The verses were written while awaiting judgment, not knowing if he was to be executed or exiled — his fate […]

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    Now Available: Gloria Chung’s True Places and Ommatidia

    Posted May 31st, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    True Places (2022, 6.5 minutes, color, sound, digital file) Places that exist at the border(s) of memory and physical terrain. Ommatidia (2022, 7 minutes, color, sound, digital file) Each compound eye of a large dragonfly is composed of up to 30,000 ommatidia. Each ommatidium collects visual information through photoreceptors, and together the thousands of ommatidia […]

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    Now Available: New Digital Files from Guy Sherwin

    Posted May 21st, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that two landscape films from Guy Sherwin are now available for rent in digital formats: Under the Freeway (1995, 16 minutes, color, sound, 16mm or digital file) Street-life at a busy intersection beneath a freeway in San Francisco. An urban landscape film with an underlying formal structure. Connemara (1980, […]

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    Now Available: New Digital Files and Prints from Jerome Hiler

    Posted May 7th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that new digital files and 4K DCPs of Jerome Hiler‘s films are now available for rent. Revised 16mm versions of New Shores (1971-87) and In the Stone House (2012) are also now available from Canyon. In addition, from May 9–16, 2024, the Museum of Modern Art in New York […]

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    Canyon Cinema presents Toney W. Merritt: As I Am, May 16 & 18, 2024

    Posted April 12th, 2024 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Toney W. Merritt: As I Am Thursday, May 16, 6:30pm & Saturday, May 18, 3:40pmThe Roxie Theater, San Francisco Toney W. Merritt in person!Q&A to follow both screenings Program & Ticket Info: roxie.com/film/toney-w-merritt-as-i-am/ The Bay Area–based independent filmmaker Toney W. Merritt has been creating work for over 50 years. His unique corpus of personal films and […]

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    The Spring Invitational, hosted by 500 Capp Street and Berkeley Art Center, with Canyon Cinema

    Posted April 8th, 2024 in Announcements, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    May 3, 4 & 5, 2024 500 Capp Street, San Francisco Join us for an extraordinary weekend of creativity and collaboration, hosted by two vibrant organizations in a shared mission of fostering sustainability and planting seeds within our Bay Area arts ecosystem. Together, 500 Capp Street and Berkeley Art Center are presenting a joint fundraiser […]

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