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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    Andy Warhol Film Project: Queer Space

    Mana Contemporary

    Q&A with curator Claire K. Henry Tickets free with FMC Membership

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    Kinoklub Zagreb and the Cinematic Experiment: A Screening, Lecture, and Discussion with Zorko Sirotic

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    An introduction of The Cinematic Experiment Statement, a written outcome of a special kind of alternative film workshops done in Croatia, with a following discussion on methodology and ideas of these workshops

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    INTO THE QUEER BEYOND AND BACK AGAIN

    Mana Contemporary

    Works by Peter Cramer and Jack Waters.

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program II

    Anthology Film Archives

    The second night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films. 475 Park Avenue South, 6th floor Suggested Donation: $10 RSVP: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Please join us for a weekend of experimental moving images at FMC's 7th annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK festival! We are celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding Coop members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 4 programs showcasing both digital and 16mm works. Please make sure to RSVP for the programs you wish to attend. All are welcome!

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    New Year New Work 2020 Program I

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The first night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films. 475 Park Avenue South, 6th floor Suggested Donation: $10 RSVP: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Please join us for a weekend of experimental moving images at FMC's 7th annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK festival! We are celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding Coop members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 2 programs showcasing both digital and 16mm works. Please make sure to RSVP for the programs you wish to attend. All are welcome!

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    Computational Sublime Screenings: The Digital Wizardry of Gregg Biermann

    Mana Contemporary

    3–5PM | 3PM Reception | 3:15PM Screenings | 4:40PM Q&A with Gregg Biermann RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/computational-sublime-screenings-the-digital-wizardry-of-gregg-biermann-tickets-88856565379 Theater, Floor 1 Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

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    BURNING: Ceremony, War, Art.

    Ludlow House

    Wednesday, December 18th at 8:30pm Ludlow House, 139 Ludlow Street Presented by FMC RSVP Required: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com

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    Autoportrait-Figure D'Artiste

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    LOUVRE, Paris, France, 3PM Par MM Serra Les visionnaires:l'autoportrait chez les réalisatrices de films expérimentaux Marie Menken, Storm de Hirsch, Carolee Schneemann et MM Serra

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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    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.

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    Purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

    Purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

    Limited time only, purchase Charles Henri Ford Films DVD

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    Purchase Chumlum and Senseless DVD

    Purchase Chumlum and Senseless DVD

    For a limited time only purchase the films of Ron Rice on DVD

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.