The Film-Makers' Cooperative

The New American Cinema Group

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

Catalogue

  • Window Water Baby Moving

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
    Stan Brakhage
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  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    16mm, black and white, sound, 14 min
    Maya Deren
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  • A Matter of Baobab

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Pola Chapelle
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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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    Counter-Culture / Counter-Cinema: Flaming Creatures and No President

    The films of Jack Smith

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    Radical Empathy

    Eco-Shorts from the FMC

    In the face of global ecological collapse, there's nothing radical about loving the non-human.

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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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    16mm Flower Films

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

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    America Today

    A recreation of the 1966 screening

    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.

Filmmakers

  • Maya Deren

    10 films in catalogue
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  • Jack Smith

    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

    79 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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    New Year New Work 2019

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Annual film festival of new entries to the FMC collection.

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    Naked Eye Cinema Queer Iconoclasts: Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

    Ludlow House

    A retrospective of the films of Peter Cramer and Jack Waters.

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    J. Hoberman in Person! Flaming Creatures/No President

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    J. Hoberman in Person!

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    THE ANIMATED PICTURE SHOW presents SINISTER CINEMA

    Anthology Film Archives

    Saturday, October 27 @ 9:15PM Anthology Film Archives Maya Deren Theater $7 or FREE if you wear a costume

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    From Attic to the iPhone

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Workshop on experimental collage films with Tessa Hughes-Freeland

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    9th Annual Experimental Lecture “Art(core) and the Explicit Body: The Films of MM Serra”

    NYU Michelson Theater

    MM Serra presents the 9th Annual Experimental Lecture on the topic of "Art(core)".

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    Agents of Paradise!

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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    Unseen Treasures from the 1960s Underground"

    Ludlow House

    An eclectic selection of hip and funky Underground films from New York and elsewhere curated by MM Serra and Chuck Smith.

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 9/10

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 8

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  • Storm De Hirsch Poetry Album

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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News

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    MARIE LOSIER DVD!

    MARIE LOSIER DVD!

    New DVD available from the FMC collection.

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    SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS ON DVD!

    SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS ON DVD!

    New DVD release of Mike Kuchar's iconic film

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    NEW JOSE RODRIGUEZ-SOLTERO DVD RELEASES!

    NEW JOSE RODRIGUEZ-SOLTERO DVD RELEASES!

    New additions to the FMC collection.

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    11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit

    11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit

    11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit Concert w/ Philip Glass, John Zorn, and more!

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    NEWLY RESTORED STAN VANDEERBEEK

    NEWLY RESTORED STAN VANDEERBEEK

    New restorations of the films of Stan Vandeerbek

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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.

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.