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    New Artist Member: Nazlı Dinçel

    Posted February 3rd, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to welcome Nazlı Dinçel to the collection! In addition, we’re pleased to announce that brand new 16mm prints of 10 of Nazlı’s films are now available from Canyon, along with digital files of all 10 titles. Nazlı Dinçel (Turkey / USA) is a first-generation immigrant born in Ankara, Turkey. They studied […]

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    New Digitization: John Carney’s Black Jackets and Choppers

    Posted February 1st, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Now available from Canyon Cinema: A new digitization of John Carney’s documentary cult film, Black Jackets and Choppers. Black Jackets and Choppers (1978, 25 minutes, color sound, digital file or 16mm or DVD) John Carney and Gary Partlow got together one day in the mid-70s and decided to make a documentary about Gary building his […]

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    New Artist Member: Federica Foglia

    Posted January 28th, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the transnational visual artist and writer Federica Foglia to the collection! Federica Foglia is interested in issues of migration, citizenship and identity, displacement, women of the diaspora, migrant temporalities, and finding a visual language to investigate these experiences. Her practice revolves around recycled cinema, amateur filmmaking, imaginary archives. Foglia […]

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    Remembering John Carlson (1951-2021)

    Posted January 15th, 2022 in Announcements, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema and the Bay Area Film Community mourn the passing of John Carlson, former Vice President of Monaco Lab, and teacher of cinematography, lighting, and experimental film at City College of San Francisco and Academy of Art University.  Through his hands-on lab work with countless Bay Area filmmakers and decades of teaching, John’s memory lives […]

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    New Artist Member: Taiki Sakpisit

    Posted January 13th, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to welcome the Bangkok-based filmmaker and visual artist Taiki Sakpisit to the collection! A graduate of San Francisco State’s Cinema program, Taiki’s works explore the underlying tensions and conflicts, and the sense of anticipation in contemporary Thailand, through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage using a wide range of sounds and […]

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    Now Available in Digital Format: 13 Films by Curt McDowell

    Posted December 13th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce the addition of new digital scans of all the Curt McDowell films preserved by the Academy Film Archive, never before in distribution. This new acquisition includes exhibition files of the following 13 films: Beaver Fever, Dora Myrtle, Kathleen Trailer (for Underground Cinema 12), A Night with Gilda Peck, Ainslie […]

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    Now Available: New Digitization of Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony, by Babeth VanLoo

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

    Canyon Cinema is thrilled to announce that a new digitization of Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony, by Babeth VanLoo, is now available for rent. Thanks to Amsterdam’s Eye Filmmuseum for creating this beautiful new transfer! Andy Warhol’s Unfinished Symphony (Babeth VanLoo, 1975, 26 minutes, b&w, sound, 16mm or digital file) With George Kuchar and Raymond Mondini. A clarification […]

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    New Prints from the Academy Film Archive

    Posted December 7th, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Films, News / Events

    Canyon is pleased to announce that a number of new distribution prints from the Academy Film Archive have recently been received and accessioned, including two early films by Robert Breer that are new to the catalog: Cats (Robert Breer, 1956, 1 minute, color, sound, 16mm) Short hand-drawn representation of a cat. Form Phases I (Robert […]

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    Now Available: Lynne Sachs’s Figure and I

    Posted November 2nd, 2021 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

    Canyon Cinema is pleased to announce that a new film from Lynne Sachs, made in collaboration with singer/songwriter Kristine Leschper, has been added to the catalog and is now available to rent. Figure and I (2021, 3 minutes, color, sound, digital file) Kristine Leschper wrote to me with a very intriguing proposition: create a short film […]

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    Canyon at The Roxie returns with Down, In Front: Films by Alfonso Alvarez

    Posted October 25th, 2021 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

    Down, In Front: Films by Alfonso AlvarezTuesday, November 23, 2021, 7pmThe Roxie Theater, San Francisco Canyon at The Roxie returns November 23rd with a spotlight on Bay Area filmmaker and expanded cinema artist Alfonso Alvarez! This retrospective program assembles 25 years of Alvarez’s 16mm films, videos, and expanded cinema with live musical accompaniment. In collaboration with […]

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