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    New filmmaker: 8 works from Bill Basquin

    Posted February 21st, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Bill Basquin has been making films since the late 1990s. His art crosses genre and mode in ways that are quiet and sometimes surprising. He likes to work outside, with his hands, in dim daylight. He also likes the lessons that come from working with people, living with a tiny grey cat, and continuing to […]

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    Now available: Six recent works by David Gatten

    Posted January 21st, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Throughout his filmmaking career David Gatten has explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image. His body of work illuminates a wide array of historical, conceptual and material concerns, while cataloging the variety of ways in which texts function in cinema as both language and image, often blurring the boundary between these categories. […]

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    Celebrating Jonathan Schwartz

    Posted February 15th, 2019 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    The filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz passed away in October 2018, leaving behind a remarkable and intimate body of work that registers the sorrow, love, despair, and exultation of lived existence. Canyon Cinema will distribute all of Schwartz’s work, ensuring that his gestural, evanescent and deeply necessary works will continue to find new audiences. To see a complete […]

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    Celebrating the work of Josephine Massarella

    Posted September 29th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions

    Josephine Massarella was an independent filmmaker and teacher based in Hamilton, Ontario, as well as a longtime friend of Canyon Cinema. She passed away on June 22, 2018. Her last work, 165708, premiered at the 2018 Ann Arbor Film Festival, where it was awarded the prize for Best Experimental Film. A digital version of the film […]

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    Bruce Baillie’s 88th Birthday Celebration

    Posted September 21st, 2018 in Announcements, News / Events

    The eminent, esteemed Bruce Baillie has telephoned Canyon Cinema headquarters with this message, which we faithfully here broadcast to the world: Birthday for Dr. Bish September 24 Number 88! All invited Anthony’s Restaurant near Everett, Washington Uniform of the day: Dress blues Spread the Word Anyone interested in making the trip is welcome to get in touch with […]

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    8/21/18 – Paul Clipson Filmmaker at The Roxie

    Posted August 16th, 2018 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Tuesday, AUGUST 21 // 6:30 PM // The Little Roxie PAUL CLIPSON FILMMAKER 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 map event website: In 2015 & 2017, Paul Clipson curated and presented programs of experimental films from the collection at Canyon Cinema. One was screened as part of their salon series and the other, an event […]

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    Canyon Cinema now distributing the films of Fred Worden

    Posted August 14th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce the availability of more than a dozen 16mm films spanning the career of a post-1960s pioneer of cinematic optical investigation, Fred Worden. “Originally from Southern California (as a young surfer dude he was nearly the drummer for his friends’ band The Leaves), Worden obtained his BA from Colorado College […]

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  8. New Brakhage prints at Canyon: Gift (1973) and Chartres Series (1994)

    Posted May 31st, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Through the courtesy of the Estate of Stan Brakhage and the Academy Film Archive we are pleased to announce two recent additions to the Canyon catalog: For the first time in distribution at Canyon Cinema,  a new print of Stan Brakhage’s Gift is now available. Gift (1973 | 2. 5 min | color | silent) A “found […]

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    Now available – new preservation print Warren Haack’s Selective Service System

    Posted May 28th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, News / Events

    Courtesy of filmmaker Warren Haack and the Academy Film Archive, we are pleased to announce a new 16mm print from a recently completed preservation is now in distribution at Canyon. Selective Service System (1970 | 13 min | color | sound) Since 1956, the United States had been involved in a ground war in Asia. The […]

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  10. Announcing the return to distribution of Toney Merritt’s Welcome to the House of Raven

    Posted May 24th, 2018 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Following his appearance in the Canyon Cinema salon screening series, we are pleased to announce the return to distribution of Toney Merritt’s 1997 film Welcome to the House of Raven. Welcome to the House of Raven (1997 | 3 min | B&W | sound) A dance. When magic is a verb. The Beginning of the End. The […]

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