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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    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.

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    In Solidarity: Program 1

    Online

    Program 1: Protest films by konstantinos-antonios goutos, Lili White, Emilia Izquierdo, Jason Moyes, Michael Mangieri, Alexander Dwinell, Abigail Child, Rrose Present, Richard Sylvarnes, Benna Maris, & Bradley Eros.

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    PANEL DISCUSSION: STAN VANDERBEEK COLLAGE ANIMATION FILMS (1957-1965)

    Online

    Join us for a panel discussion with Martha Colburn, Art Jones and Melissa Ragona on collage animation films by Stan VanDerBeek.

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    OCT 19-28, VOD: STAN VANDERBEEK COLLAGE ANIMATION FILMS (1957-1965)

    Online

    Film-Makers' Cooperation and the Stan VanDerBeek Archive present Seven Animated Collage Films by Stan VanDerBeek, 1957-1965, preserved through the National Film Preservation Foundation Avant-Garde Masters Grant.

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    Elle Burchill: Adrift

    Online

    An online screening with a selection of videos by Elle Burchill spanning from 2004 to 2018 on Vimeo On Demand. Not to be missed!

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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.

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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    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.