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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    From West and East: Canyon Cinema Meets the Coop

    Eight films preserved and catalogued by both Canyon Cinema and the FMC

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, at 7pm, for a special program of films preserved and cataloged by both Canyon Cinema and the Coop!

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    MIX NYC: One Night Stand

    A program of FMC films that played at past MIX NYC festivals

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, at 7pm, for the first in a series of screenings, happening at various locations around New York City, marking the return of MIX NYC: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival!

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative at Independent

    Films from our collection showing at the May 2024 Independent Art Fair

    Join us from May 9th to May 12th at the Independent Art Fair for a special showcase of experimental film, video, and media artworks from our collection!

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    Seeing the City: Avant-Garde Visions of New York from the Film-Makers' Cooperative Collection and Beyond

    A 10-program series of films about NYC in collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center

    Film at Lincoln Center and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative present "Seeing the City: Avant-Garde Visions of New York from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative Collection and Beyond," to be presented at FLC from May 3rd–7th, 2024. The series will feature a selection of films from the Film-Makers’ Cooperative catalog, and elsewhere, that paint a unique portrait of the city, with many presented on 16mm.

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    Experimentation in the Pursuit of Storytelling

    Five films from the FMC archive that combine experimental and narrative modes of storytelling

    On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for five films from the Coop's collection fusing experimental and narrative storytelling methods, curated by Jeremiah M. Carter and Sarah Viviana Valdez!

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    Newsreel's "Columbia Revolt" + Richard Brick's "The Conspiracy and the Dybbuk"

    An addendum to our "Films for Social Change" series in solidarity with the student encampments at Columbia and other universities

    As an impromptu yet vital addendum to our series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us on Friday, April 26th, 2024, at 7pm, at the Film-Makers' Cooperative for an encore screening of Richard Brick's 1971 documentary THE CONSPIRACY AND THE DYBBUK, which will play alongside Newsreel's 1968 documentary COLUMBIA REVOLT.

Filmmakers

  • Maya Deren

    9 films in catalogue
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  • Jack Smith

    11 films in catalogue
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  • Stan Brakhage

    276 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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    Motown and the Queer Underground

    Various

    Join us on Friday, July 12th, as we kick off our summer series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music" with five queer avant-garde shorts from the 1960s featuring the "Motown sound," curated by Matt McKinzie.

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    Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music

    Various

    Join us throughout the summer for a series of programs, featuring films from within and beyond the collection of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, about music!

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    Flipped from the Headlines

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, June 21st, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a riveting and subversive program of experimental true crime films and video art curated by Lucy Talbot Allen!

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    From West and East: Canyon Cinema Meets the Coop

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, at 7pm, for a special program of films preserved and cataloged by both Canyon Cinema and the Coop!

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    Lynne Sachs: From the Outside In

    Firehouse: DCTV's Cinema for Documentary Film

    From June 7th to 11th, DCTV Firehouse will host a seven-program, career-spanning retrospective of groundbreaking filmmaker and longtime FMC member Lynne Sachs!

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    MIX NYC: One Night Stand

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7pm, for the first in a series of screenings, happening at various locations around New York City, marking the return of MIX NYC: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival!

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    Mother/Daughter Double Bill: "Oppressed Majority" by Eléonore Pourriat and "On Falling" by Philo Cohen

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, May 17th, at 7pm, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a double bill featuring a film by artist Eléonore and her daughter, Philo Cohen.

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative at Independent

    Independent Art Fair

    Join us from May 9th to May 12th at the Independent Art Fair for a special showcase of experimental film, video, and media artworks from our collection!

Archive

  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 9/10

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  • Filmmakers' Cinematheque Flyer

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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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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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News

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    Introducing the Coop's New Director, Tom Day

    Introducing the Coop's New Director, Tom Day

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the organization’s new Executive Director, Tom Day.  

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    Celebrating MM Serra's Legacy at the Film-Makers' Cooperative

    Celebrating MM Serra's Legacy at the Film-Makers' Cooperative

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative/New American Cinema Group announces that MM Serra will be transitioning from her current role as Executive Director after over thirty years of dedicated service to the organization. During this transition period, the Board of Directors will continue the Coop’s daily operations in conjunction with its staff.

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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

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’ Cooperative / 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.