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For more than 45 years, San Francisco–based Canyon Cinema has been a key distributor of avant-garde and artist-made films. For this mind-expanding program, we’ve asked Canyon collection manager Antonella Bonfanti to select a few titles from their massive collection to introduce audiences of all ages to the pleasures of experimental cinema.
From surprising animations to historic experiments with then-new technologies, each film presents a challenging worldview that rewards us with new aesthetic and narrative possibilities.
Canyon Cinema Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about independent, non-commercial, experimental, avant-garde and artist-made moving images. They manifest this commitment by nurturing scholarship and awareness with public programming at universities and nonprofit cultural organizations worldwide.
Beat It (Elizabeth Sher, 1981, 4 min.)
A Man and His Dog Out for Air (Robert Breer, 1957, 3 min.)
Black Ice (Stan Brakhage, 1994, 2 min.)
Symmetricks (Stan Vanderbeek, 1972, 7 min.)
Spiral Vessel (Janie Geiser, 2000, 7 min.)