Canyon Cinema Series 

The Film and Media program is excited to be hosting a virtual screening series across Modules 2 and 3 that highlights offerings from the film library of experimental film distributor Canyon Cinema. Structured around timely topics and themes, this screening series offers the F&M community an opportunity to engage with the relationship between film, experimental aesthetics, and political expression, a core tenet of our program’s curriculum. 

Each of the films in this series will be available to stream asynchronously for a week at a time according to the schedule provided below. They will be accessible here on the Film and Media program’s website via password protected links.

To RSVP and receive a password to a screening, email Sonia Misra ( and indicate the name of the program.

Reimagining Histories, pt. 1 (10/12-10/19)
Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) (Cauleen Smith, 1992, 6 min) 
Wild Gunman (Craig Baldwin, 1978, 20 min)

Reimagining Histories, pt. 2 (10/26-11/2)
And Then We Marched (Lynne Sachs, 2017, 3 min)
Tip of My Tongue (Lynne Sachs, 2017, 80 min)

Feminism, Memory, and Intimacy (11/9-11/16)
A Month of Single Frames (Lynne Sachs, 2019, 14 min)
Soft Fiction (Chick Strand, 1979, 54 min)

Invisible Labor, Race, and Gender (2/1-2/8)
Fake Fruit Factory (Chick Strand, 1986, 22 min)
The Washing Society (Lynne Sachs, 2018, 44 min)

Bodies, Gestures, and Politics (2/15-2/22)
Welcome to the House of Raven (Toney W. Merritt, 1997, 3 min) 
B/Side (Abigail Child, 1996, 38 min)

Place/Space through Texture and Rhythm (3/1-3/8)
Shibuya-Tokyo (Tomonari Nishikawa, 2010, 10 min)
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack, 2018, 60 min)

About Canyon Cinema: 
Canyon Cinema is a film distributor dedicated to educating the public about independent, non-commercial, experimental, avant-garde and artist-made moving images. Canyon Cinema began in filmmaker Bruce Baillie’s Canyon, California backyard in 1961 as a forum for filmmakers to share work with each other and the community. In late 1966, the filmmakers founded Canyon Cinema Co-op as a distribution company – established as a cooperative, owned and operated by filmmaker members (it was formally incorporated in 1967). In 2012 the membership voted to become a nonprofit. Today, Canyon Cinema Foundation continues to serve as an essential resource for educators, curators, researchers, and enthusiasts through our robust distribution program and online catalog.