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    Now Available: 7 New Exhibition Files from John Smith

    Posted February 26th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is excited to announce the acquisition of 7 exhibition files from longtime member John Smith. This deposit includes recent digitizations of 16mm experimental film classics such as The Girl Chewing Gum (1976), The Black Tower (1987), and Associations (1975), among others. John Smith was born in Walthamstow, London in 1952. He studied at North-East London Polytechnic and the Royal […]

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    Now Available: Nathaniel Dorsky’s O Death

    Posted February 20th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    O Death (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2023, 5 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps) In the spirit of the times and my own growing older, a brief tip of the hat… – N.D.

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    Now Available from Canyon Cinema: Craig Baldwin’s Stolen Movie

    Posted February 15th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Stolen Movie (Craig Baldwin, 1976, 9 minutes, color, sound, digital file) Armed with S8 camera and sound-person (John Corser), Baldwin runs both recording devices continuously through single-take raids on a series of SF Market St. grindhouse theaters. Rushing past box offices and through front lobbies, he captures the chance scenes and sounds on screen at […]

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    New Artist Member: Tommy Becker

    Posted February 15th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome San Francisco-based artist Tommy Becker to the collection! Tommy Becker attended the San Francisco Art Institute before receiving an MFA in Film/Video/Performance from the California College of Arts. In 2001, he began his work on “Tape Number One,” a never-ending mix tape that acts as a depository for his […]

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    New Artist Member: Jenni Olson

    Posted February 6th, 2024 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Jenni Olson to the collection! Jenni Olson is a queer film historian and archivist, writer, and non-fiction filmmaker based in Berkeley, California. Her two feature-length essay films — The Joy of Life (2005) and The Royal Road (2015) — premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and, like her many short films, have screened internationally […]

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    New Artist Member: Azian Nurudin

    Posted December 19th, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the San Francisco-based artist Azian Nurudin to the collection! Azian Nurudin was born on Penang Island in Malaysia. She received a BA from Mills College in Oakland, California and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her works have been screened at film/video festivals, galleries, and museums throughout […]

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    Now Available: Alexis Krasilovsky’s Nancy Spero: A Conversation with the Artist

    Posted December 7th, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Nancy Spero: A Conversation with the Artist (1991, 8 minutes, color, sound, digital file) One of the foremost political and feminist artists of our time, Nancy Spero talks about the Women Artists’ movement and images of women in her own work, during a 1989 retrospective at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York […]

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    New Artist Member: Harry Smith

    Posted December 4th, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the films of Harry Smith to the collection! “Harry Smith (1923-1991) was an artist whose activities and interests put him at the center of the mid 20th-century American avant-garde. Although best known as a filmmaker and musicologist, he frequently described himself as a painter, and his varied projects called on his […]

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    New Artist Member: Gloria Chung

    Posted December 1st, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome New York-based artist Gloria Chung to the collection! Gloria Chung’s films explore places “not down in any map”; liminal places defined by time, light, and memory. Her films have screened at festivals and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Chung holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BA Anthropology) […]

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    Now Available: 15 New Exhibition Files from Pat O’Neill

    Posted November 20th, 2023 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is excited to announce the acquisition of 15 exhibition files from the West Coast film maestro, Pat O’Neill. This deposit includes recent digital transfers of avant-garde classics such as Water and Power (1989), Trouble in the Image (1996), and 7362 (1967), among others, as well as two video works that are new to […]

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