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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    Declarative Comparisons

    Two films by Paul Sharits

    Join us on Monday, February 26th, 2024, at 7pm, at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for two essential Paul Sharits films, curated by Andrew Reichel!

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    Cinema Between the Eyes

    A program of flicker and strobe films

    On Monday, January 15th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a dazzling selection of flicker and strobe films from the Coop's collection!

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    What's Happening?

    A program of films about "happenings"

    On Monday, January 29th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an exciting program of films about "happenings", spanning the early 1960s to the early 1990s!

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    Animated Animalia

    A program of animated films about animals

    On Friday, February 9th, 2024, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a program of animated films about animals from the Coop's collection, curated by Chris Stoddard!

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    Beyond the Light Show: The Films of Jerry Abrams

    Four Abrams films on 16mm

    On Monday, December 18th, 2023, at 6:30pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for four tantalizing 16mm films by psychedelic visual artist Jerry Abrams, curated by Robert Schneider and FMC Executive Director, Dr. Tom Day!

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    Exploding Celluloid: "Slow Run" by Larry Kardish on 16mm

    A screening of Kardish's only feature film

    On Thursday, November 9th,2023. at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for the rare opportunity to see Larry Kardish's 1968 feature film SLOW RUN on the big screen, on gorgeous 16mm!

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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    Declarative Comparisons: Two by Paul Sharits

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us on Monday, February 26th, at 7pm, at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for two essential Paul Sharits films, curated by Andrew Reichel!

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    Five Films by Leonard M. Henny

    Light Industry

    For the first screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at Light Industry on February 20th at 7:30pm to see five films by Dutch sociologist and filmmaker Leonard M. Henny (founder of "Films for Social Change"), curated by FMC Executive Director Dr. Tom Day.

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    Films for Social Change: Revisited and Expanded

    Various

    Join us throughout February, March, and April, at various venues across New York City, for FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED! This multi-program series reflects on films that emerged from Leonard M. Henny's 1960s/1970s activist and distribution organization "Films for Social Change," in addition to contemporaneous, adjacent, and related newer works from the Film-Makers' Coop's collection and beyond.

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    Light Matter Film Festival: Two Programs at the Film-Makers' Cooperative

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us on Friday, February 16th, and Friday, February 23rd, at 7pm, at the Film-Makers' Cooperative, for two traveling programs from the Light Matter Film Festival!

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    Animated Animalia

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, February 9th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a program of animated films about animals from the Coop's collection, curated by Chris Stoddard!

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    What's Happening?

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Monday, January 29th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an exciting program of films about "happenings", spanning the 1960s.

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    Cinema Between the Eyes

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Monday, January 15th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a dazzling selection of flicker and strobe films from the Coop's collection!

  • See More

    Beyond the Light Show: The Films of Jerry Abrams

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Monday, December 18th, at 6:30pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for four tantalizing 16mm films by psychedelic visual artist Jerry Abrams, curated by Robert Schneider and FMC Executive Director, Dr. Tom Day!

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.