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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    Jack Smith's NORMAL LOVE Returns to the Roxy Cinema Tribeca

    Roxy Cinema

    Jack Smith's experimental opus NORMAL LOVE returns to the Roxy Cinema TriBeCa on November 20th at 3pm!

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    Women/Artist/Filmmakers, Inc.

    Andrew Edlin Gallery

    Join us on Friday, November 18th at 6pm at the Andrew Edlin Gallery (212 Bowery) for a retrospective screening of works from the Women/Artist/Filmmakers, Inc. collective, spanning 1974 to 1981.

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    Focus on Filmmakers: Experimental Features

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room on November 4th and 5th at 6pm to see two experimental feature films by two FMC members!

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    Ken Jacobs Shorts

    Metrograph

    Join us on October 28th at 5pm and October 30th at 3:30pm at Metrograph to see a selection of shorts from Brooklyn-born experimental filmmaker and FMC co-founder/member Ken Jacobs.

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    Between Superbug and Santana: LES Young Filmmakers Revisited

    La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio

    This in-person screening at La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio (co-presented with the Film-Makers' Cooperative) of Jaime Barrios’ FILM CLUB (1968), along with student films from the late 1960s and early 1970s, will be followed by a Q&A with former youth filmmakers, and actors still located in NYC.

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    Euclidean Illusions: Geometries of the Avant-Garde

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    This chronological selection of films from the Film-Makers’ Cooperative archive looks at the ways in which avant-garde filmmaking experimented with different methods of geometric abstraction from 1921 to 1980.

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    Four Films by Edward Owens

    Film at Lincoln Center

    Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 9:15pm at the Francesca Beale Theatre for a screening of four Edward Owens films, as part of Film at Lincoln Center's 60th Annual New York Film Festival.

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    The Carnal Screen: "Times For" by Stephen Dwoskin

    Roxy Cinema

    On Sunday, September 25th at 3pm, 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: TIMES FOR by Stephen Dwoskin.

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.