The Film-Makers' Cooperative

The New American Cinema Group

The largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world

Catalogue

  • T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

    16mm, color, sound, 12 min
    Paul Sharits
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  • Normal Love

    color, sound on CD, 120 min
    Jack Smith
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  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    16mm, black and white, sound, 14 min
    Maya Deren
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  • Bridges-Go-Round

    16mm, color, sound, 7.5 min
    Shirley Clarke
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  • Window Water Baby Moving

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
    Stan Brakhage
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News

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    Dialogue with Che

    Newly Restored Double Projection Preserved with an Avant-Garde Masters Grant through the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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    Screening | Softening Certainties: Films by Lynne Sachs, Amanda Katz and G. Anthony Svatek

    Wednesday, November 29th @7pm Ludlow House 139 Ludlow St

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    Screening | THE GUESTS by Ken Jacobs

    Thursday, December 7th @7pm Ludlow House 139 Ludlow St

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    Workshop | After Effects Basics

    Learn how to create your After Effects project from start to finish.

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    Screening | America Today

    A recreation of the 1966 screening designed to reflect “the social, political, and moral climate of our time, the feelings, issues, and events of the day."

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    Screening | The Computational Sublime - Works by Gregg Biermann

    Wednesday, October 18th 7:00PM Ludlow House 139 Ludlow St. RSVP REQUIRED: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com. Free admission. Organized by MM Serra

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    Annual Paddle8 Art Auction now LIVE!

    Auction proceeds will contribute to The NACG’s archival preservation of our unique collection of rare artists’ films. It will also allow us to continue to digitally preserve our collection so that these unique works will be accessible to a wider audience.

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    Paddle8 Art Auction Opening Reception

    Join us for the opening part of the Film-Makers’ Coop’s annual Paddle8 art auction at Next To Nothing Gallery. 181 Orchard St., NYC.

Filmmakers

  • Jonas Mekas

    Jonas Mekas is one of the giants of the film world, a member of the cinematic vanguard that has charged headlong into the uncharted territories. Along with Deren, Brakhage, Snow and Jacobs, he has helped shape the face of experimental film in the United States and the world at large.
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  • Maya Deren

    One of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer.
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  • Stan Brakhage

    Working outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century.
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  • Paul Sharits

    Sharits was born in Denver, Colorado and earned a B.F.A in painting at the School of Art of The University of Denver where he was a protege of Stan Brakhage.
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Screenings & Workshops

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    CELEBRATING TAKAHIKO IIMURA

    The Film-Makers Coop

    “From early sixties, though Japanese, Iimura was well known as one of the first generation of the New York Underground … For many years, Japanese experimental film was Takahiko Iimura.” – Malcolm Le Grice, Time Out, London.

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    Screening | THE GUESTS by Ken Jacobs

    Ludlow House

    Ludlow Series curated by MM Serra.

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    Screening | Softening Certainties: Films by Lynne Sachs, Amanda Katz and G. Anthony Svatek

    Ludlow House

    Ludlow Series curated by MM Serra.

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    Workshop | After Effects Basics

    The Film-Makers Coop

    Learn how to create your After Effects project from start to finish.

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    Screening | America Today

    The Film-Makers Coop

    A recreation of the 1966 screening designed to reflect “the social, political, and moral climate of our time, the feelings, issues, and events of the day."

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    Screening | The Computational Sublime - Works by Gregg Biermann

    Ludlow House

    RSVP REQUIRED: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com. Free admission.

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    Haphazard Dreams & Eccentric Lives

    Ludlow House

    Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s films have been shown in a variety of venues, from international museums to seedy bars. The subject matter of her films is confrontational, transgressive, provocative and poetic.

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    Mono No Aware X Film-Makers' Coop

    The Film-Makers Coop

    In an effort to bring closer communities of independent filmmakers in New York, on September 22, 2017 we invite you to a presentation of short films by members of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative and MONO NO AWARE.

Programs

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    16mm Flower Films

    These 16mm shorts rediscover the intuitive reality and sharp beauty of nature.

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    A Mirror Avant-Garde

    Non-Canonical Canonicals by Women Filmmakers

    If you’ve seen more than three of the films in this program, we’d be surprised. Yet every single one of these films by women filmmakers deserves to be written about, taught in classes, and be part of the canon of avant-garde film.

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    America Today

    A recreation of the 1966 screening designed to reflect “the social, political, and moral climate of our time, the feelings, issues, and events of the day."

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    CELEBRATING TAKAHIKO IIMURA

    “From early sixties, though Japanese, Iimura was well known as one of the first generation of the New York Underground … For many years, Japanese experimental film was Takahiko Iimura.” – Malcolm Le Grice, Time Out, London.

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    Cinedance

    16mm dance films from the FMC

    An evening of short dance films created between the 1940s and 1980s.

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    Femme Fantastic

    The Carnal Screen

    These films undo the socio-political bindings that repress images of sexuality into profitable commodities. The body, sex, and intimacy are not idealized or trapped in patriarchal, aesthetic fantasies.

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    Origins and Ends

    35mm Films From the Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Combining origin stories with elegies and alternative histories, as well as explorations of desire, scraps, emergence, and obsolescence, “Origins and Ends” presents an array of experiments with cinema’s standard gauge, the use of which is decidedly rare in avant-garde film.

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    Projections Instructions

    Projection Instructions is a modular program of 16mm films from the collection of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative.

Archive

About Charles S. Cohen

“I was in a position to help, and I thought that I should. They are a wonderful group doing important work, and there is no other place to go and see this kind of thing. They needed a storage space for their archives, and this meets their needs.”

The Film-Makers’ Coop / New American Cinema Group is very grateful to our benefactor, Charles S. Cohen, whose generous support allows us to thrive in New York City.

Our on-location screening room has been named in his honor.