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Created by artists in 1961, the Film-Makers’ Cooperative is the world’s largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films.

 

Support the organization's efforts to digitize its collection and reach new audiences by bidding on works by artists like John Ahearn, Kiki Smith, Tom Otterness, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Jim Jarmusch, Janie Geiser, and Walter Robinson.

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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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    New Year New Work 2019

    Four screenings in January 2019 that showcase the wide-ranging work of new and longstanding FMC members from around the world. Curated by Emily Apter, Ladya Cheryl, and Devon Narine-Singh.

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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."

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

    51 films in catalogue
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Screenings & Workshops

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    Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

    Mana Contemporary

    Documentary on the Life of Barbara Rubin

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    6SKIN

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Filmmakers in Person! Polymorphic twin performers joyfully express the senses through dance in live action and animation sequences

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    Paddle 8

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Film-Makers Coop Annual Art Auction

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    Songs of the Unsung curated by David Schwartz

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    LOOSE ENDS, LOOSE CORNER, AND MORE: Films by Chick Strand, Marie Menken, Storm DeHirsch, and Anita Thacher

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    The Animated Picture Show presents: A Tribute to Suzan Pitt

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    Tribute to the late animator Suzan Pitt

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    Ken Jacobs, The Sky Socialist Himself!

    Ludlow House

    Evening with Ken Jacobs.

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    Syntax: Four Films and a Mix in 3D by Art Jones

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    An Evening with Art Jones

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    Film Screening: Revelations

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    Domenic Angerame In Person!

Archive

  • Storm De Hirsch Poetry Album

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

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 8

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  • Filmmakers' Cinematheque Flyer

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 9/10

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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.