The Film-Makers' Cooperative

The New American Cinema Group

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

Catalogue

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    16mm, black and white, sound, 14 min
    Maya Deren
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  • Window Water Baby Moving

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
    Stan Brakhage
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  • Lights

    16mm, color, silent, 6.5 min
    Marie Menken
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  • Un Chant D'Amour

    16mm, black and white, silent, 26.5 min
    Jean Genet
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  • Mirror Animations

    color, sound, 11 min
    Harry Smith
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  • Chumlum

    16mm, color, sound, 26 min
    Ron Rice
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  • Bridges-Go-Round

    16mm, color, sound, 7.5 min
    Shirley Clarke
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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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    New Year New Work 2018

    Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28

    Announcing our annual New Year New Work Program! These two screenings showcase the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term FMC members.

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    Origins and Ends

    A Program of 35mm Films

    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.

Filmmakers

  • Jack Smith

    11 films in catalogue
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  • Maya Deren

    11 films in catalogue
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  • Stan Brakhage

    282 films in catalogue
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  • Hollis Frampton

    47 films in catalogue
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  • Takahiko Iimura

    80 films in catalogue
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  • Jonas Mekas

    48 films in catalogue
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  • Ken Jacobs

    50 films in catalogue
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Screenings & Workshops

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    Phil Weisman: A Retrospective

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    A retrospect of personal filmmaker Phil Wiseman

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    Femme Fantastique

    Ludlow House

    Series of Fantastic films by Fantastic Femme Filmmakers

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    Flaherty NYC "For Life Against the War" Ken Jacobs & Gerd Stern

    Anthology Film Archives

    Programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Shellenberger Filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Gerd Stern in person. Co-presented with Filmmakers Coop.

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    New Year New Work 2018

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Announcing our fifth annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK Program! These two screenings showcase the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term FMC members. Screenings take place Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28. We will be hosting our New Year New Work Art Show from 5-7pm on Saturday 1/27, before the first screening. The show will feature works donated to the Coop for exhibition. Come early!

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    Celebrating Takahiko Iimura

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    “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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    The Guests by Ken Jacobs

    Ludlow House

    One of the founders of the American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs has been working ceaselessly and boundlessly in film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years.

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

    Ludlow Series curated by MM Serra.

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    Workshop | After Effects Basics

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

Archive

  • Critic Jyushin Sato and filmmaker Takahiko Iimura at the offices of Filmmakers’ Coop

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  • Filmmakers' Cinematheque Flyer

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 1

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 8

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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News

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    New Year New Work 2018

    New Year New Work 2018

    Announcing our fifth annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK Program! These two screenings showcase the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term FMC members. Screenings take place Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28.

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    New Year New Work

    New Year New Work

    Deadline Extended to Wed., Dec 27th 2017! Submissions of new work for distribution must include a completed film information and membership form.

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    Dialogue with Che

    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

    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

    Screening | THE GUESTS by Ken Jacobs

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

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    Workshop | After Effects Basics

    Workshop | After Effects Basics

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

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    Screening | America Today

    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

    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

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.