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

    9 films in catalogue
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  • Jack Smith

    11 films in catalogue
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  • Stan Brakhage

    278 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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    The Carnal Screen: "Times For" by Stephen Dwoskin

    Roxy Cinema

    On Sunday, September 25th at 3pm, the Film-Makers' Cooperative is proud to co-present with the Museum of Sex, at the Roxy Cinema NYC, the next installment in our ongoing Carnal Screen series: TIMES FOR by Stephen Dwoskin.

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    "Home" Movies

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 6pm in the FMC Screening Room for "HOME" MOVIES: A program of avant-garde shorts exploring homes and domestic spaces from the 1940s through the 2010s. Curated by Matt McKinzie.

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    Possibilities: A Garden Screening

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

    On Sunday, September 11th, at 8pm, join us for a FREE garden screening curated by Devon Narine-Singh and MM Serra. This selection features the work of filmmakers MM Serra, Jack Waters, and Peter Cramer.

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    Carnal Screen Pt VII: NORMAL LOVE by Jack Smith

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at ROXY TriBeCa for a 16mm screening of Jack Smith's NORMAL LOVE.

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    New York, 1962–1964: Underground and Experimental Cinema

    Film at Lincoln Center

    Film at Lincoln Center presents a Tribute to the Film-Makers' Cooperative and the New American Cinema Movement. NEW YORK, 1962–1964: UNDERGROUND AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA spotlights the rise of the New American Cinema, running from July 29–August 4.

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    Writing With Our Body

    ABC No Rio in Exile @ PS122 Gallery

    Presented by Priyanka Das and ABC No Rio in Exile, in collaboration with the Film-Makers' Cooperative, as part of "Summer School: Art, Education & Radical Resistance." Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 11:00am to 1:00pm EST; Sunday, August 27, 11:00am to 2:00pm EST. NOTE: Videos related to this screening will be presented in PS122 Gallery on Saturday, July 23, 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and on Sunday, August 14, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

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    1960’s Psychedelic Shorts

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at The Film-Makers' Cooperative for an in-person screening of 1960's Psychedelic Shorts on Friday, July 15 at 7pm. Curated by Julia Curl.

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    WE DO NOT WANT ROSY FILMS, WE WANT THEM THE COLOR OF BLOOD

    Mana Contemporary

    Join us for the third part of our tribute to Jonas Mekas at the Mana Contemporary in Jersey City on July 9th at 3:00 PM

Archive

  • 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 9/10

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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 8

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  • Storm De Hirsch Poetry Album

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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.