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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    VOD: Abigail Child

    Online

    Join us for a screening and panel discussion of films by Abigail Child.

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    "With Love, Black Women Can Fly" by Edgie Amisial

    Online

    For our first event celebrating our 60th Anniversary, FMC is thrilled to highlight filmmaker Edgie Amisial. Amisial recently debuted her documentary short With Love, Black Women Can Fly. The film explores issues of mental health and recovery among Black Women. On April 23rd join FMC for a screening of the film followed by a conversation with Amisial and curator Devon Narine-Singh. 

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    Panel Discussion: New Year/New Work 2021

    Online

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion with the filmmakers of New Year/New Work 2021.

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    Feb. 8-26, VOD: New Year/New Work 2021

    Online

    8TH ANNUAL NEW YEAR, NEW WORK 2021: Celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding FMC members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films.

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    Panel Discussion with Lynne Sachs

    Online

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion on the films of FMC member Lynne Sachs.

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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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    In Solidarity: Program 3

    Online

    Program 3: Protest films by Francisca Sáez Agurto, Gina Peyran Tan, Antonia Hollmann, Andu Sowerby, Martin Del Carpio, David Anthony Sant, Sarah Friedland, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Heath Schultz, Mike Hoolboom, Frédérique Devaux Amarger, Isabelle Hayeur, Alexandra Bouge, and Jola Kudela.

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    In Solidarity: Program 2

    Online

    Program 2: Protest films by Alex Westhelle, Joan Michel, Adrian Garcia Gomez, Jason Livingston, studio Third World Collective, Lénie Blue, Anthony Jay Van Dunk, Brett Wallace, and Tobe Carey.

Archive

  • 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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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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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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News

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    RE:VOIR & FMC Collaborations

    RE:VOIR & FMC Collaborations

    New DVD Compilations of Storm De Hirsch, Larry Gottheim, and MM Serra!

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    In Solidarity - Protest Films in a Time of Crisis

    In Solidarity - Protest Films in a Time of Crisis

    Submit your short films of protest and action in the streets. Submissions can be anywhere between 3-5 minutes. The deadline is October 1, 2020.

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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.

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.