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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    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.

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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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    Projection Instructions

    A modular program of 16mm films that involve special instructions to the projectionist, curator, or spectator, underscoring the performative dimensions of cinematic exhibition. Venues wishing to exhibit a version of the program are encouraged to curate individual combinations of films from the list below that reflect their own interests, equipment, and exhibition spaces.

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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    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.

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    The FMC Animated Picture Show: Women of the Moving World

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The first installment of THE FMC ANIMATED PICTURE SHOW!

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    Barbara Rosenthal Turns 70! Outer Bodies, Inner Selves

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Celebrate Barbara Rosenthal's 70th Birthday with a screening focusing on physical bodies to explicate humanity in terms that include, but are not limited to sex.

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    Counter Culture/Counter Cinema IV: Underground with Andrew Meyer

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    An evening focusing on the films of Andrew Meyer

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    UNRULY ARCHIVES

    Center for Perfomance Research

    Unruly Archives is a program curated by Liv Soussan and Devon Narine-Singh composed of emerging filmmakers whose works interrogate colonialism, cultural erasure, and historical and political truths that have been erased from the "traditional" filmic archive.

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    WHAT ABOUT ME

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

    Screening at 6 & B Garden of Rachel Amodeo's acclaimed film.

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.