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    Announcing Canyon Cinema Discovered! 2021-2022 Curatorial Fellowship

    Posted February 17th, 2021 in Announcements, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema Foundation invites proposals for a new curatorial endeavor: Canyon Cinema Discovered. This multifaceted, year-long fellowship program aims to engender fresh perspectives on experimental cinema and to meaningfully expand Canyon’s role in providing access to this key strand of American media art. Four curatorial fellows will be selected to assemble programs from Canyon’s unique […]

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    Now Available: 8 Exhibition Files from Bill Brown

    Posted February 14th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the arrival of 8 exhibition files from nomadic film essayist Bill Brown! Included amongst this new acquisition are digital files for four films that were previously available from Canyon on 16mm – Roswell (1994), Hub City (1997), Confederation Park (1999), and Buffalo Common (2001) – as well as the […]

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    New DVD: Jon Behrens’ A City in Four Parts and Other Films 2009-2019

    Posted February 4th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events

    Now available from Canyon Cinema! This DVD collection of short films by Seattle experimentalist Jon Behrens features 16 films (!) from the last ten years, digitally remastered in 2 and 4K. Info: DVD includes: In the Autumn Before the Winter Comes Man’s Last Mad Surge of Youth (2019)A Beginning a Middle and an End (2013)A City […]

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    I Know the End: A Salon with Light Field

    Posted February 1st, 2021 in Announcements, Canyon Cinema Salon, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Thursday, February 11th @ 7pm PST Co-presented by PARACME Livestream on Twitch Free; no RSVP required Q&A will follow Films by: Barbara Hammer, Toney W. Merritt, Julie Murray, Dana Plays, Sarah Pucill, Rajee Samarasinghe, and Paige Taul Screening line-up: Anathema (Julie Murray, 1995, 7 minutes, color, sound) Doubt assails the doctor and his assistants, who, through […]

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    New Artist Member: Paige Taul

    Posted January 28th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Paige Taul to the collection! Paige Taul (b.1996) is an Oakland, CA native who received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Cinematography from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work engages with and challenges […]

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    Now Available: Multiple Works by Kirk Tougas

    Posted January 22nd, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon welcomes Kirk Tougas, noted experimental film artist, director of photography, producer, director, curator, and founder of Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque to the collection. With over 250 professional credits, Tougas is recognized as one of Canada’s pre-eminent feature documentary cinematographers. Representing many cultural, anthropological, social, and political themes, these films have been broadcast on every major […]

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    Kerry Laitala and Jonathan Walley on Expanded Cinema and Cinema Expanded

    Posted January 15th, 2021 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

    A Canyon Cinema Salon, co-hosted by Shapeshifters CinemaSunday, January 31st @ 7pm PSTLivestream on YouTube (free) Artist and filmmaker Kerry Laitala (San Francisco) and cinema scholar Jonathan Walley (Columbus, OH) engage in an illustrated conversation about expanded cinema, including Laitala’s recent 16mm film projection performance Fire Fly EYE (hand-processed 16mm Ektachrome and B&W film, dual […]

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    New Acquisition: Jean Sousa’s Film Poem Octet

    Posted January 12th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    A new series of short films by Chicago-based artist Jean Sousa is now available to rent from Canyon Cinema, individually or assembled as a single, 32-minute suite. As Sousa describes: “The Film Poem Octet is a series of digital media works inspired by the poetry of my late aunt, Alice Gonçalves Sousa. Written in narrative style, Alice’s […]

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    New Artist Member: Rajee Samarasinghe

    Posted January 8th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome Rajee Samarasinghe to the collection! Ten of Rajee’s films, which hybridize experimental and documentary methods and techniques, are now available to rent from Canyon. Rajee Samarasinghe is a filmmaker from Sri Lanka currently based in the United States. His work tackles contemporary sociopolitical conditions in Sri Lanka through the […]

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    Now Available: James Broughton DVD Set + Exhibition Files of Broughton’s Films

    Posted December 10th, 2020 in New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New DVDs, News / Events

    Spanning a decades-long artistic career, the collected films of James Broughton represent a remarkable body of work by a leading avant-garde American filmmaker — an undisputed master of the fusion of spoken poetry with moving images. A poet and dramatist as well as a filmmaker, Broughton has transformed all three of these forms into what […]

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