Friends of Canyon Cinema 2020-2021

Join our community of experimental cinema lovers!

By becoming or continuing as a "Friend of Canyon Cinema," you will help to ensure that our community of film and media artists receives the support and enrichment it deserves, through Canyon’s dogged distribution, enthusiastic advocacy, and continued promotion of research and scholarship.

With modest means and lots of heart, Canyon Cinema has for over 50 years served as one of the world’s preeminent sources for avant-garde and experimental media, distributing the works of over 280 artists to an international network of vibrant festivals and historic cinematheques; to an underground teeming with microcinemas, itinerant and one-off showcases, and unsponsored, unpublicized living-room gatherings; to a thousand classrooms filled with enchanted students; and now, to an increasingly networked, online global audience.

Here is what we believe: independent cinema is artisanal, expressive, and personal. The films and videos in our collection offer an elevated sense of perception; they open up a space for wonder and enlightenment. And this experience can be lastingly transformative—it can reinvigorate and reinvent us, one viewer at a time.

Your commitment will be indispensable as we work to grow our digital distribution program, overhaul our website, promote the collection through new public programming initiatives such as our relaunched virtual salons and Canyon-on-Demand offerings, and embark on an ambitious curatorial effort to discover and celebrate adventurous and incisive cinematic work.

As part of Canyon’s extended network of film lovers, you will directly support these activities. Canyon has always depended on the generosity and passion of its community—please join us as we look to the future!


Friends of Canyon Cinema

Your contribution grants you annual membership in the Friends of Canyon Cinema and includes an option to receive rewards. Memberships are tax-deductible for the full monetary amount if you choose to opt-out of receiving rewards, and less the fair market value amount if you do choose to receive rewards. Please consider selecting automatic renewal to assure your continued annual membership and sustaining support for Canyon. 

Note: Beginning in 2021, The Friends of Canyon membership cycle will run from July 1–June 30 per calendar year, regardless of when one joins. Membership payments received between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 will be applied to the 2020-21 membership year. Payments received April 1, 2021 or after will be applied to the 2021-22 membership year. 

The following rewards are available for 2020-21 memberships:

 

  • Free passes for all "Canyon-on-Demand" limited-run online programs
  • Subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue #8 expected Summer 2021)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals, or licenses)

 

  • Free passes for all "Canyon-on-Demand" limited-run online programs
  • Subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue #8 expected Summer 2021)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals, or licenses)

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  • Free passes for all "Canyon-on-Demand" limited-run online programs
  • Subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue #8 expected Summer 2021)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals, or licenses)

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  • Your choice of:
    • Limited edition Canyon Cinema postcard set (created exclusively for Friends of Canyon)
    • Limited edition archival pigment photographic print by Chick Strand, Robert Nelson, Stacey Steers, or Curt McDowell (created exclusively for Friends of Canyon)

 

  • Free passes for all "Canyon-on-Demand" limited-run online programs
  • Subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue #8 expected Summer 2021)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals, or licenses)

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  • Your choice of:
    • Limited edition Canyon Cinema postcard set (created exclusively for Friends of Canyon)
    • Limited edition archival pigment photographic print by Chick Strand, Robert Nelson, Stacey Steers, or Curt McDowell (created exclusively for Friends of Canyon)

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  • Your choice of:
    • Bruce Baillie DVDs vol. II & III (includes Here I Am, Quixote, and Quick Billy)
    • Full set of Canyon Cinemazine back issues (#1-6)
    • Additional option TBA

Rewards

   

           


 

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If you would like to view your donation history, renew your membership, and more, please create an account below. Your password must be at least eight characters long, and contain at least one number.
 


Please select the corresponding reward for your membership level below. If you would prefer not to receive a reward, you may select that option. Note: View-Finding Companions and Benevolent Benefactors should choose multiple reward packages.