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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    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

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    Carnal Screen Part Six: Short Films for Pride

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at the Roxy TriBeCa Theater to celebrate Gay Pride Day with a selection of recent and early pride films both 16mm and digital from Jim Hubbard, cherry brice, jr., Xandra Ibarra, MM Serra, Jack Smith, Carleen Maur, Jack Waters & Peter Cramer.

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    REEL POETICS: JONAS MEKAS & HIS CINEMATIC CIRCLE

    Monira Foundation @ MANA Contemporary

    Three programs that will consist of one of Jonas Mekas’ feature films that speaks to his mission of personal cinema. He believed that everyone could and should create a film. Each title will be paired with a different filmmaker whose radical or visionary work Jonas invited into the FMC collection in order to ensure the visibility that he believed these masterpieces of cinema deserve. Curated by MM Serra.

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    The Short Films of Zorko Sirotić

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    FMC is thrilled to present a screening of the short films of Zorko Sirotić that will be followed by a lecture about cooperatives by Goran Jeras , an environmentalist and International Chief Technical Advisor of the Green Energy Cooperative.

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    Carnal Screen Pt IV: Rubin and Yalkut Double-Bill, Intro by J. Hoberman

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at the ROXY TriBeCa Theater for a 16mm screening of Barbara Rubin's CHRISTMAS ON EARTH and Jud Yalkut's YAYOI'S SELF-OBLITERATION. Introduced by scholar and former Village Voice critic J. Hoberman; presented in partnership with the Museum of Sex.

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    Experiment 120 - Fantastic Gardens

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Please join us at the Coop's screening room for a special film series for children programmed by filmmaker and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol, including the US debut of including the US debut of her film BABYLONE.

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    Nick Zedd Tribute Program

    Roxy Cinema

    In memory of the iconic Nick Zedd who passed away in February: Three of his films, co-presented with Film Co-op and Museum of Sex.

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.