With Canyon Cinema (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 6,867

2. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)

288 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer

Votes: 1,123

3. Scorpio Rising (1963)

28 min | Short, Music

6.9
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A gang of Nazi bikers prepares for a race as sexual, sadistic, and occult images are cut together.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi, Steve Crandell

Votes: 4,990

4. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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86 Metascore

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Skip Andrew, Edward Carmody, James Davis, Rennie Davis

Votes: 355

5. Wavelength (1967)

45 min | Drama

5.6
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Some claim that it's one of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week. Very unconventional and experimental indeed.

Director: Michael Snow | Stars: Hollis Frampton, Lyne Grossman, Naoto Nakazawa, Roswell Rudd

Votes: 2,507

6. Fireworks (1947)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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A dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking a 'light' and is drawn through the needle's eye. A dream of a dream, he returns to bed less empty than before.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer

Votes: 2,514

7. Song 2 (1964)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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An experimental film with images of a dirt road, plants, and trees. This is part of the Song series by Stan Brakhage.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 95

8. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

7.1
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At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,522

9. The Journey (1992)

R | 150 min | Drama

7.1
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Follows the journey taken by 17-year-old Martin through Latin America - by bicycle - from his snow-frozen school in Tierra del Fuego in search of his 'real' father, a cartoonist turned anthropologist believed to be in the Amazon jungle.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

Votes: 736

10. A Movie (1958)

12 min | Short

7.0
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Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Theodore Roosevelt

Votes: 1,374

11. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A independent director is faced with artistic difficulty when he asks his actresses to show nudity.

Director: George Kuchar | Stars: Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Stella Kuchar, Andrea Lunin

Votes: 1,593

12. Resan (1987)

873 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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A global look at the impact of military use of nuclear technology and people's perception of it.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Francine Bastien, Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Votes: 108

13. Black Sheep Boy (1995)

Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy

5.3
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The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.

Director: Michael Wallin | Stars: Stuart Cataldo, Drew Daniel, Peter Dunaj, Andrew Durham

Votes: 89

14. The Devil's Cleavage (1975)

130 min | Drama

6.9
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Involves a nurse trapped in an unhappy marriage who escapes the big city in search of greener pastures in Blessed Prairie, Oklahoma. Swerving from earnest homage to dark satire.

Director: George Kuchar | Stars: Ainslie Pryor, Curt McDowell, Virginia Giritlian, Kathleen Hohalek

Votes: 56

15. L'ange (1982)

64 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.4
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The climbing of an immense staircase made up of the most varied stairs. Symbolic scenes occur on different levels where characters seem to be prisoners of their deeds and of their own folly... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bokanowski | Stars: Maurice Baquet, Jean-Marie Bon, Martine Couture, Jacques Faure

Votes: 518

16. Ascension (I) (2002)

108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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An unknown creature has murdered the Creator of Universe and unleashed the ability to produce miracles. This ability is now in the hands of human beings who have driven themselves into ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Hussain | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Barbara Ulrich, Ilona Elkin, Gregoire Dunlevy

Votes: 469

17. Window Water Baby Moving (1959)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Myrrena Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 2,266

18. Report (1967)

13 min | Short

6.4
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A compilation of selected bits of archival footage put to a narration of news reports describing the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 1,343

19. Mothlight (1963)

4 min | Short

6.3
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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 2,579

20. Elasticity (1976)

25 min | Short

5.0
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Director: Chick Strand

Votes: 20

21. On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious or Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed? (1977)

18 min | Short

5.7
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An experimental film in which two panelists, dressed up like pandas, discuss the sale of plums.

Director: Owen Land

Votes: 100

22. *Corpus Callosum (2002)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

A surreal and comic exploration of an office space and the decorations of a living room.

Director: Michael Snow | Stars: Jacqueline Anderson, Berj Bannayan, Greg Hermanovic, John Massey

Votes: 217

23. Remedial Reading Comprehension (1970)

5 min | Short

4.9
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An experimental short which combines color footage, a rice commercial, and text from a speed reading book into a film.

Director: Owen Land | Star: Owen Land

Votes: 152

24. The Wonder Ring (1955)

6 min | Short

6.0
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A short film by Stan Brakhage in which New York City's Third Avenue elevated train is filmed before its destruction.

Directors: Stan Brakhage, Joseph Cornell

Votes: 635

25. Damned If You Don't (1987)

Not Rated | 42 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.7
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"Damned If You Don't is a real prize. Beautifully shot in black and white, it blends conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voicovers to create an ... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Stars: Peggy Healey, Makea MacDonald, Ela Troyano

Votes: 101

26. Breakaway (1966)

5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Bruce Conner's 1966 dazzling dance short, "Breakaway", a film poem marrying the rhythm of the editing, movement of the body and the camera to a beautiful effect.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Toni Basil

Votes: 377

27. Hours for Jerome (1982)

45 min

7.4
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It is a "silent tone poem" recording the daily events of Dorsky and his partner, artist Jerome Hiler around Lake Owassa in New Jersey and in Manhattan.

Director: Nathaniel Dorsky

Votes: 22

28. All My Life (1988)

G | 3 min | Short, Music

5.6
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A 3 minute pan to the left.

Director: Bruce Baillie | Star: Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 672

29. Sink or Swim (1990)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

7.2
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Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual ... See full summary »

Director: Su Friedrich | Star: Jessica Meyerson

Votes: 396

30. Dog Star Man: Part I (1962)

30 min | Short

6.2
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The first part of Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,493

31. Dog Star Man: Part II (1963)

7 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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The second part of Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Star: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,152

32. Anticipation of the Night (1958)

42 min | Short

6.2
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Notes of journey life of Stan Brakhage like a befits of a diary book in a very strong sense of experimentation, romantic, modernist and abstract.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 398

33. Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)

25 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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The prelude to Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,405

34. The Dark Tower (1999)

3 min | Short

5.8
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An experimental short film by Stan Brakhage which displays various lights and colors.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 648

35. Wedlock House: An Intercourse (1959)

11 min | Short, Romance

6.3
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We see a film negative of a nude couple embracing in bed. Then, back in regular black and white images, we see them alone and together, clothed, at home. It's night, she sees his reflection... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 748

36. Christ Mass Sex Dance (1991)

6 min | Short

7.0
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Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 16

37. Stellar (1993)

G | 3 min | Short

6.4
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Stan Brakhage's artistic view of the cosmos.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 825

38. The Art of Vision (1965)

250 min

6.8
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This film is a 'deconstruction' of 'Dog Star Man'. It takes the four 'rolls' of super-fast edited, often poetic, imagery of 'Dog Star Man' and shows them first combined, then each ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 56

39. Bridges-Go-Round (1958)

8 min | Short

6.8
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Essential, integral experimental work from the late 1950s is an incredible dance of montage and super-imposition starring none other than New York City's various bridges, transforming them ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley Clarke

Votes: 387

40. Crossroads (1976)

36 min | Short

7.1
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The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion, shown from 27 different angles, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 271

41. Marilyn Times Five (1973)

14 min | Short

6.2
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A commentary on the destructive expectations of females in a male dominated society, Marilyn Times Five was made from an old stag film called "The Apple-Knockers, and the Coke"(1948) these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner | Stars: Arline Hunter, Marilyn Monroe

Votes: 172

42. Rape (1975)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: JoAnn Elam

43. Cat's Cradle (1959)

6 min | Short

6.0
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Images of two women, two men, and a gray cat form a montage of rapid bits of movement. A woman is in a bedroom, another wears an apron: they work with their hands, occasionally looking up. ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 912

44. Scenes from Under Childhood Section #4 (1970)

45 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 46

45. Exile (1984)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, History

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A personal and historical perspective on intolerance. Tracing the roots of a family over 200 years to the small town of Nikolsburg, Czechoslovakia (now called Mikulov), this 28-minute film ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Krasilovsky

46. My Name Is Oona (1969)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short

6.3
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Captures in haunting, intensely lyrical images fragments of the coming to consciousness of a child girl. A series of extremely brief flashes of her moving through night-lit space or woods ... See full summary »

Director: Gunvor Nelson | Star: Oona Nelson

Votes: 222

47. Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981)

27 min | Short

5.3
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An experimental film by Stan Brakhage combining flashing lights and colors. This is part of the Arabic Numeral Series.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 179

48. Sirius Remembered (1959)

12 min | Short

4.6
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The turn of the seasons in the forest is depicted in relation to a decomposing dog corpse.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 288

49. Cosmic Ray (1962)

4 min | Short

7.0
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Experimental short uses Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions.

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 595

50. The Midnight Party (1969)

4 min | Short

5.6
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A short black and white film where circus performers entertain children.

Director: Joseph Cornell

Votes: 129


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