Canyon Cinema is a San Francisco based filmmakers' cooperative specializing in the distribution of avant-garde and experimental film. The organization was instigated in about 1960 by Bruce Baillie as an exhibition outlet for independent film, and was formally established as a non-profit distribution company in 1967. Today Canyon Cinema stands alongside The Film Makers Cooperative as one of the only major sources for prints of avant-garde and experimental film in America.
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