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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    The Decade Rock Exploded

    A program of FMC titles exploring '60s rock, part of the series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music"

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, August 2nd, 2024, at 7pm, as we kick off our summer series SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC with seven enthralling yet rarely-screened 16mm rock documents from the 1960s... the decade the genre exploded.

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    Cine-Syncopation: Jazz on Film

    Four FMC film and video artworks exploring jazz music, part of the series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music"

    ​For the second program in our summer series SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, August 23rd, 2024, at 7pm, for an hour-long slate of subversive and rarely-screened films and video art from our collection about, or featuring, jazz!

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    Tobe Carey's Visions of Woodstock

    Four films by Tobe Carey about music, family, and counterculture in Woodstock, NY, part of the series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music"

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Thursday, August 15th, 2024, at 7pm, for a program of films and video art by longtime FMC member Tobe Carey, chronicling the music scenes and countercultural communities of Woodstock, New York, in the late 1960s and early 1970s!

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    Experimental Composers: Two Portraits

    A double bill of documentaries about experimental composers, part of the series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music"

    ​​Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, September 20th, 2024, at 7pm, for two engaging filmic portraits of experimental composers Martin Bartlett and Tony Conrad, as part of our series ​SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC​.

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    The Eternal Daughters of Chaos: Girlhood, Play, and the Poetics of Care

    Five films exploring the complexities of girlhood

    Join us at the Film-Makers’ Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Monday, July 8th, 2024, at 7pm, for a program of films exploring the conflicting ideals of “girlhood” — caught between the fantasy of becoming a woman and the desire to remain young (and innocent) forever — curated by FMC resident Hayley Aaskow!

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    Flipped from the Headlines

    A program of true crime avant-garde films and video art from the FMC collection

    On Friday, June 21st, 2024, 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!

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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    John Akomfrah's "The Last Angel of History"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, September 27th, at 7pm, for John Akomfrah's fascinating Afrofuturistic feature film THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY, presented by Chris Stoddard!

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    Experimental Composers: Two Portraits

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    ​​Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, September 20th, at 7pm, for two engaging filmic portraits of experimental composers Martin Bartlett and Tony Conrad, as part of our series ​SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC​.

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    Visual Dissonance (And Other Kinds of Noise): Two Punk and Hardcore Documents

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    ​​Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, September 13th, at 7pm, for two seminal documents of the punk and hardcore scenes of the '70s and '80s, Dan Graham's ​ROCK MY RELIGION ​and Ross McLaren's ​CRASH 'N' BURN​, as part of our series SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC​!

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    Music Videos from the Coop's Collection

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    ​​Join us on Friday, September 4th, at 7pm, for a dazzling smorgasbord of music videos (and music video-related works) from the Coop's vast collection, curated by Matt McKinzie, as part of our series ​SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC!

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    The Motown Sound and the Queer Underground

    Spectacle Microcinema

    Join us at Spectacle Theater on Friday, August 30th, at 7:30pm, for five queer avant-garde shorts from the 1960s featuring the "Motown sound," curated by Matt McKinzie, as part of our series SONIC VISIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA AND MUSIC.

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    Jud Yalkut's Aural Adventures

    Spectacle Microcinema

    Join us at Spectacle Theater on Friday, August 30th, at 6:30pm, for a series of music-themed films by legendary experimental filmmaker and early video art pioneer Jud Yalkut!

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    Cine-Syncopation: Jazz on Film

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    ​For the second program in our summer series ​Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music​, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, August 23rd, at 7pm, for an hour-long slate of subversive and rarely-screened films and video art from our collection about, or featuring, jazz!

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    Craig Baldwin's "Sonic Outlaws"

    Spectacle Microcinema

    Join us at Spectacle Theater on Wednesday, August 21st, at 7pm, for a screening of Craig Baldwin's feature film "Sonic Outlaws," as part of our music-themed series "Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music!"

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.