Friends of Canyon Cinema 2019-2020

Join our community of experimental cinema lovers.

We are asking you to join us as a “Friend of Canyon Cinema” to ensure that our community of avant-garde and experimental media artists continues to thrive, receives the enrichment it deserves through Canyon’s dogged distribution, enthusiastic advocacy, and continued promotion of scholarship.

With modest means and lots of heart, Canyon Cinema has for over fifty years served as one of the world’s preeminent sources for avant-garde and experimental media, distributing the works of over 265 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.

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

Over the course of its long history, Canyon has become an essential element of the experimental film community, and an indispensable resource for educators and curators invested in the study and exhibition of this vital art form. We continue to support artists by managing, promoting and distributing their work, programming local and nationwide screenings and exhibitions, and assisting with the preservation, documentation, and celebration of the historic avant-garde of which they form such a major part. That's why we're inviting you to join us today.

Our work’s not done. Canyon is currently pursuing an array of interrelated initiatives aimed at expanding and enhancing our ability to provide meaningful access to artist-made cinema. These include:

  • Overhauling our online catalog into a robust research tool to include new writing, ephemera, and historical documents, as well as exclusive streaming content related to our collection;
  • Providing digitization and preservation resources to our filmmakers;
  • Establishing a fellowship program to help expand our growing local and international programming efforts;
  • Supporting ongoing research and study of the films in our collection.

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


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. 

The following rewards are available for 2019-20 memberships:

 

  • Bruce Conner Canyon Cinema Leader Logo Sticker
  • subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue 7 expected Summer 2020)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals or licenses)

 

  • Bruce Conner Canyon Cinema Leader Logo Tote Bag
  • Sticker + subscription to Canyon Cinemazine (published annually; issue 7 expected Summer 2020)
  • 20% discount on Canyon Cinema merchandise and publications (excludes media sales, rentals or licenses)

 

  • all of the above rewards (sticker, tote, subscription, 20% discount)

~ PLUS ~

  • choice of one archival pigment photographic print by Chick Strand, Robert Nelson, Stacey Steers or Curt McDowell (limited edition, created for Friends of Canyon Cinema)

 

  • all of the above rewards (sticker, tote, subscription, 20% discount)

~ PLUS ~

  • choice of TWO archival pigment photographic print by Chick Strand, Robert Nelson, Stacey Steers or Curt McDowell (limited edition, created for Friends of Canyon Cinema)

 

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