1. Now available: two new films from Lawrence Jordan

    Posted March 30th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    We are pleased to announce the two latest works from filmmaker and artist Lawrence Jordan. Delirium | 2018 | color | sound | 16mm and digital file There is a hint of an under water circus, and many of the performers are acrobats. The sea water, if that’s what it is, is yellowish brown. A […]

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    Now available: New digital works from Henry Hills

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Henry Hills has made over two dozen short experimental films, videos & digital works since 1975. His dense and intensely rhythmic compositions, which seek abstraction within sharply-focused naturalistic imagery, the eternal in the temporal & the ethereal within the mundane, promote an active attentiveness through a relentlessly concentrated montage. The Falls (2019 | 7 minutes | COLOR | SOUND)A […]

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  3. Now available: three new prints from Ernie Gehr

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    An essential filmmaker of the avant-garde, Ernie Gehr has worked continuously for over 50 years, crafting hypnotic and perception-shifting studies of the familiar. Within his films, observational studies of cities and land take on magical qualities through which streets and buildings reveal unexpected phenomena. Whether using film or digital video, working with abstract or representational […]

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    Staffing Changes at Canyon Cinema

    Posted March 9th, 2020 in Announcements, News / Events

    After nearly five years at the helm and seven with the organization, Canyon Cinema Foundation’s Director Antonella Bonfanti will step away from her position effective April 3, 2020. “Serving Canyon’s community, especially the filmmakers who trust us to care for and distribute their work, has been a deeply enriching experience. I will forever be grateful […]

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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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