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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    Online Stop Motion Animation Workshop at Home

    Online

    While at home, why not have some fun? In this class, we will use materials found at home to create an animated film.

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    Something Old, Something Blue

    Online

    This program, curated by Mark Street, pairs 4 brand new films from Fordham University students (who had to leave campus Friday March 13 because of the pandemic) with works previously in distribution. Made between 1964 and 2020 these films investigate fractious politics, urgent street protests, domestic contemplation, melancholic memories and economic anxieties.

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    Film Choreography: Dance Films from the Film-Makers' Cooperative

    Online

    Films by Christopher MacLaine, Hilary Harris, Henry Hills, Cynthia Madansky, Doris Chase, and Jackie Raynal

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    Intimate Moments

    Online

    An online film screening in collaboration with Microscope Gallery, we will be showing films by Tom Chomont, Peter Cramer, Jim Hubbard, Taylor Mead, Lynne Sachs, MM Serra, Jack Waters

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    A Frame at a Time: FMC Screening + Q&A with Janie Geiser

    Online

    Join us online for a special screening of frame based films from members of the Film-Maker's Cooperative. We will be showing the fabulous films of Emily Breer, Alice Cohen, Janie Geiser, Erin Hayes, Helen Hill, Faith and John Hubley, Emily and Georgia Hubley, Marie Losier, and Stan VanDerBeek.

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    ONLINE STOP-MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP!

    Online

    While at home, why not have some fun? In this class, we will use materials found at home to create an animated film. 

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    Andy Warhol Film Project: Queer Space

    Mana Contemporary

    Q&A with curator Claire K. Henry Tickets free with FMC Membership

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    Kinoklub Zagreb and the Cinematic Experiment: A Screening, Lecture, and Discussion with Zorko Sirotic

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    An introduction of The Cinematic Experiment Statement, a written outcome of a special kind of alternative film workshops done in Croatia, with a following discussion on methodology and ideas of these workshops

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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    Andy Warhol Film Project: Queer Space

    Andy Warhol Film Project: Queer Space

    Q&A with curator Claire K. Henry at Mana Contemporary Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, 3-5 PM Tickets free with FMC membership

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    Kinoklub Zagreb and the Cinematic Experiment: A Screening, Lecture, and Discussion with Zorko Sirotic

    Kinoklub Zagreb and the Cinematic Experiment: A Screening, Lecture, and Discussion with Zorko Sirotic

    Screening of selected films made by the members of Kinoklub Zagreb during the last decade, followed by discussion and presentation of Kinoklub Zagreb and the ways of alternative film production in Croatia.

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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

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.