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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    BURNING: Ceremony, War, Art.

    New Films by Larry Gottheim

    Wednesday, December 18th at 8:30pm Ludlow House, 139 Ludlow Street Presented by FMC RSVP Required: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com

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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.

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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    INTO THE QUEER BEYOND AND BACK AGAIN

    Mana Contemporary

    Works by Peter Cramer and Jack Waters. Jack Waters and Peter Cramer have worked together in over 3 decades of international collectivist culture & practice as film makers, artists, performers, activists, administrators, archivists, teachers and mentors. They are known for their experimental cross disciplinary multimedia works that encompass experimental, nonnarrative, documentary and personal history strategies. i-D Magazine described them as " radical queers creating a powerful community through progressive politics, community gardens, wild parties, and colorful performance." https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/the-colorful-activismof- new-yorks-most-radical-queers

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program II

    Anthology Film Archives

    The second night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films. 475 Park Avenue South, 6th floor Suggested Donation: $10 RSVP: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Please join us for a weekend of experimental moving images at FMC's 7th annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK festival! We are celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding Coop members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 4 programs showcasing both digital and 16mm works. Please make sure to RSVP for the programs you wish to attend. All are welcome!

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program I

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The first night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films. 475 Park Avenue South, 6th floor Suggested Donation: $10 RSVP: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Please join us for a weekend of experimental moving images at FMC's 7th annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK festival! We are celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding Coop members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 2 programs showcasing both digital and 16mm works. Please make sure to RSVP for the programs you wish to attend. All are welcome!

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    Computational Sublime Screenings: The Digital Wizardry of Gregg Biermann

    Mana Contemporary

    3–5PM | 3PM Reception | 3:15PM Screenings | 4:40PM Q&A with Gregg Biermann RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/computational-sublime-screenings-the-digital-wizardry-of-gregg-biermann-tickets-88856565379 Theater, Floor 1 Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

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    BURNING: Ceremony, War, Art.

    Ludlow House

    Wednesday, December 18th at 8:30pm Ludlow House, 139 Ludlow Street Presented by FMC RSVP Required: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com

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    Autoportrait-Figure D'Artiste

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    LOUVRE, Paris, France, 3PM Par MM Serra Les visionnaires:l'autoportrait chez les réalisatrices de films expérimentaux Marie Menken, Storm de Hirsch, Carolee Schneemann et MM Serra

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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

Archive

  • 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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  • 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 4

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News

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    Into the Queer Beyond and Back Again

    Into the Queer Beyond and Back Again

    MANA Contemporary screening of works by Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

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    New Year New Work 2019 Program II

    New Year New Work 2019 Program II

    Second night of screenings

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program II

    New Year New Work 2020 Program II

    The second night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films.

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program I

    New Year New Work 2020 Program I

    The first night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films.

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    Purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

    Purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

    Limited time only, purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

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    Purchase Chumlum and Senseless DVD

    Purchase Chumlum and Senseless DVD

    For a limited time only purchase the films of Ron Rice on DVD

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    Purchase Storm De Hirsch FIlms DVD

    Purchase Storm De Hirsch FIlms DVD

    For a limited time only purchase Films of Storm De Hirsch on DVD

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    Purchase Christmas on Earth DVD

    Purchase Christmas on Earth DVD

    For a limited time only purchase DVD copy of Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth

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.