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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    Phantasmagorical Film Fantasies: A Valentine's Day Screening

    The Brick

    In celebration of—or, equally, in reaction against—Valentine’s Day, BrickFlix and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative co-present this lush selection of erotic films.

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    10th Annual New Year/New Work Film Festival

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th, at 7pm, for a two-night program of recent additions to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films, submitted by new and longstanding members of the FMC/NACG!

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    The Carnal Screen: "The Deadman" by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn

    Roxy Cinema

    On Sunday, January 22nd at 2:30pm, 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: THE DEADMAN by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn.

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    Science And Its F(r)ictions

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Ave. South, New York, NY) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th at 7pm for a program of sci-fi-themed avant-garde shorts, curated by Julia Curl.

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    Michael Putnam's "The Hard Swing" on 16mm

    Light Industry

    Join us on Tuesday, January 17th, at 7:30pm, when our friends at Light Industry will screen our print of Michael Putnam's 1962 documentary THE HARD SWING!

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative x The Brooklyn Rail Holiday Screening Series

    The Brooklyn Rail

    From Friday, December 23rd, 2022 to Thursday, January 5th, 2023, the Film-Makers' Cooperative is collaborating with the wonderful folks at The Brooklyn Rail for a Holiday Screening Series!

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    A Winter Celebration

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers’ Cooperative for a celebratory gathering featuring a series of holiday- and winter-themed films selected collaboratively by our staff!

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    Porno Chic to Sex Positivity: Erotic Content & the Mainstream, 1960 till Today

    Museum of Sex

    The latest curation in the Museum of Sex's ongoing series features films from our archives, including JEROVI (1965), by José Rodriguez-Soltero, SNO-WHITE (CRIMSON) (1973) by Martha Edelheit, PLAY BOY (1984) by Tessa Hughes-Freeland, and THE COLOR OF LOVE (1994) by Peggy Ahwesh.

Archive

  • 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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  • 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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News

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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

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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.

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.