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

    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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    Larry Gottheim Presents: TREE OF KNOWLEDGE | Screening & Lecture

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The Film-Makers' Cooperative is proud to host an afternoon talk by filmmaker Larry Gottheim, following the screening of a rare 16mm print.

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    SURVIVAL - Curated by Devon Narine-Singh

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for SURVIVAL, an in-person screening curated by Devon Narine-Singh on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00pm at the Film-Makers' Cooperative.

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    Experimental Film Odyssey Talk with Guy Maddin

    Online

    Join us for a live streaming event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Guy Maddin.

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    A SENSE OF THE PAST: The Film and Video Work of Nicholas Swanton

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative screening room for an in-person screening of a program of films by Nicholas Swanton, curated by the filmmaker.

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    Halloween Treat: Abigail Child Presents THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join FMC for a free Halloween presentation of Abigail Child's THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES.

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    The End is Nigh: Destruction in (and on) Film

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us in the Film-Makers' Cooperative screening room for a special series of films curated by Julia Curl.

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    MM SERRA: PORTRAITS

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

    Join us for an intimate screening in the public garden on 6th Street and Ave. B for a program highlighting the work of MM Serra.

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    Films and Sounds: Reflecting on 60 Years of the New York Experimental Film Community

    IRL Gallery

    Films and Sounds: Reflecting on 60 Years of The New York Experimental Film Community with MM Serra, Chuck Smith, Sebastian Mekas, Emily Singer, and Michelle Borreggine.

Archive

  • 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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  • Newsletter Vol. 1 Number 4

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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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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.