Screenings & Workshops

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

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    ​​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

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    ​​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 7pm, 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!"

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    Tobe Carey's Visions of Woodstock

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Thursday, August 15th, 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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    The Decade Rock Exploded

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, August 2nd, 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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    Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music

    Various

    Join us throughout the summer for a series of programs, featuring films from within and beyond the collection of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, about music!

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

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers’ Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Monday, July 8th, 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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    An Evening with Larry Gottheim

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 7pm, where legendary experimental filmmaker and longtime Coop member Larry Gottheim will screen his 1976 film MOUCHES VOLANTES and discuss his new book, THE RED THREAD: LARRY GOTTHEIM AND HIS FILMS, which is now available from the Film-Makers' Cooperative's new publishing imprint!

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    Rudy Burckhardt and Joseph Cornell's "Angel" Screens at The Met

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    On Saturday, June 29th, at 7pm, join us at The Met for a screening of our print of Rudy Burckhardt and Joseph Cornell's 1957 experimental short film ANGEL, which plays in the Museum's series "Short Films for Short Nights!"

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    Flipped from the Headlines

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, June 21st, 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!

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    From West and East: Canyon Cinema Meets the Coop

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, at 7pm, for a special program of films preserved and cataloged by both Canyon Cinema and the Coop!

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    Lynne Sachs: From the Outside In

    Firehouse: DCTV's Cinema for Documentary Film

    From June 7th to 11th, DCTV Firehouse will host a seven-program, career-spanning retrospective of groundbreaking filmmaker and longtime FMC member Lynne Sachs!

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    MIX NYC: One Night Stand

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7pm, for the first in a series of screenings, happening at various locations around New York City, marking the return of MIX NYC: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival!

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    Mother/Daughter Double Bill: "Oppressed Majority" by Eléonore Pourriat and "On Falling" by Philo Cohen

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, May 17th, at 7pm, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a double bill featuring a film by artist Eléonore and her daughter, Philo Cohen.

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative at Independent

    Independent Art Fair

    Join us from May 9th to May 12th at the Independent Art Fair for a special showcase of experimental film, video, and media artworks from our collection!

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    Seeing the City: Avant-Garde Visions of New York from the Film-Makers' Cooperative Collection and Beyond

    Film at Lincoln Center

    From May 3rd to 7th, the Film-Makers' Cooperative is collaborating with Film at Lincoln Center to show a series of New York City-themed avant-garde films from our collection and beyond!

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    Experimentation in the Pursuit of Storytelling

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Saturday, April 27th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for five films from the Coop's collection fusing experimental and narrative storytelling methods, curated by Jeremiah M. Carter and Sarah Viviana Valdez!

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    Free Screening: Newsreel's "Columbia Revolt" + Richard Brick's "The Conspiracy and the Dybbuk"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    As an impromptu yet vital addendum to our series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us this Friday, April 26th, at 7pm at the Film-Makers' Cooperative for an encore screening of Richard Brick's 1971 documentary THE CONSPIRACY AND THE DYBBUK, which will play alongside Newsreel's 1968 documentary COLUMBIA REVOLT.

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    The 11th Annual New Year/New Work Film Festival

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Tuesday, April 23rd, and Thursday, April 25th, at 7pm, for a selection of exciting new works by filmmakers in our collection!

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    The Red Thread: Larry Gottheim and His Films

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, April 19th, at 7pm, to celebrate the release of THE RED THREAD: LARRY GOTTHEIM AND HIS FILMS, the first title from our new publishing imprint in collaboration with Eyewash Books!

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    Jon Jost's "Speaking Directly: Some American Notes"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    For the eighth and final screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on April 17th, at 7pm, for the politically trenchant and deeply personal feature, SPEAKING DIRECTLY: SOME AMERICAN NOTES, made by artist, activist, and political prisoner Jon Jost.

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    Chicago 1968

    Maysles Documentary Center

    For the seventh screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the Maysles Documentary Center on April 12th, at 7pm, for two astounding documentaries chronicling the cultural climate and major sociopolitical events surrounding and following the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

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    The Draft

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    For the sixth screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on April 3rd, at 7pm, for four vital films about the Vietnam War draft and draft-dodging, spanning 1966 to 1973.

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    Three by Sheila Paige and the Miss America Protest

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    For the fifth screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Wednesday, March 27th, at 7pm, for an essential lineup of films from the 1960s and '70s by feminist activist and filmmaker Sheila Paige, in addition to a Newsreel documentary about the 1969 Miss America pageant and resulting protest. Curated by Robert Schneider.

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    Andy Warhol's Screen Tests In Context

    Ki Smith Gallery

    On Sunday, March 24th, at 4pm, join us at the Ki Smith Gallery for six fascinating films from our collection by artists involved and/or inspired by Andy Warhol's Factory scene in the mid-1960s.

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    Portraits of Trans Lives c. 1970

    Maysles Documentary Center

    For the fourth screening in our multi-program screening series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at Maysles Documentary Center on Friday, March 22nd, at 7pm, for four filmic portraits of trans lives and experiences from the late 1960s and early 1970s, curated by Lucy Talbot Allen.

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    Two Films by Alexis Krasilovsky

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Wednesday, March 13th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for two essential works by prolific filmmaker and longtime FMC member Alexis Krasilovsky!

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    The Elysian Park Love-In and the Destruction of the People's Park

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    For the third screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the FMC Screening Room on March 11th, at 7pm, for four films chronicling the Elysian Park Love-In, the creation and destruction of the People's Park in Berkeley, California, and related protests and demonstrations in the late 1960s.

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    Before Newsreel: Documenting Antiwar Protest on the East Coast

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    For the second screening in our multi-program series FILMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: REVISITED AND EXPANDED, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on March 4th, at 7pm, for four films chronicling anti-Vietnam war efforts on the East Coast.

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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!

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    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!

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    60th Anniversary Benefit Screening of Andy Warhol's "Sleep"

    The Bunker

    Across two nights (December 1st and 2nd, 2023, at 7pm), the Film-Makers' Cooperative will host a benefit screening of Andy Warhol's first major film, SLEEP (1963), inside The Bunker (222 Bowery), the long-term home of its star, John Giorno.

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    If its Too Bad to be True

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Wednesday, November 15th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an engaging program of film and media art exploring mass media, curated by the FMC's Executive Director, Tom Day.

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    Exploding Celluloid: "Slow Run" by Larry Kardish

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Thursday, November 9th, 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!

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    Le Ratoire: Invasive Plants

    35 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Thursday, October 12th, at 7pm, for a fascinating program of plant-processed 16mm films by the artist collective Le Ratoire!

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    Eduardo Darino: 60 Years in Animation

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, September 29th, at 7pm, for a stunning retrospective of the films of a true living legend and longtime member of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, Eduardo Darino!

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    Scott Bartlett: The Meaning of the Universe

    Spectacle Microcinema

    Join us at 3pm on Saturday, September 16th; Saturday, September 23rd; and Saturday, September 30th; for a three-part retrospective of the work of legendary filmmaker Scott Barlett, co-presented with our friends at Spectacle!

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    An Encore Screening of "Dreamland: The Coney Island of the Mind"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us on Wednesday, September 6th, at 7pm, at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an encore screening of Philomena Mattes' Coney Island-themed film program!

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative x The Brooklyn Rail: An Ode to Maya Deren

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    This Labor Day, we’re thrilled to collaborate with our friends at The Brooklyn Rail for an exciting Maya Deren screening series!

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    Dreamland: The Coney Island of the Mind

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, August 25th, at 7pm, for an exciting program of Coney Island-themed films from our archive, curated by Philomena Mattes!

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    "Pieces of Silver" and "What Is Cinema?" by Chuck Workman

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Saturday, August 5th, at 7pm, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for two fascinating works by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman: 1987's PIECES OF SILVER and 2013's WHAT IS CINEMA?

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    "The Source" by Chuck Workman

    The Bunker

    On Friday, August 4th, at 7pm, join us at the Bunker at 222 Bowery for a screening of Chuck Workman's 1999 documentary about the Beats, THE SOURCE!

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    An Encore Screening of "Exploding Celluloid: Three by Stan Brakhage"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, July 28th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an ENCORE SCREENING of our sold-out showing of three extraordinary, though often overlooked, 16mm films by the legendary Stan Brakhage: TORTURED DUST (1984), NODES (1981), and MATINS (1988)!

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    Exploding Celluloid: Three by Stan Brakhage

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, July 21st, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for three extraordinary, though often overlooked, 16mm films by the legendary Stan Brakhage: TORTURED DUST (1984), NODES (1981), and MATINS (1988)!

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    Charles de Agustin's "Mission Drift": Video and Discussion

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Arts workers and their accomplices are invited to join us for a screening and open discussion around MISSION DRIFT, a new film by Charles de Agustin, at the Film-makers’ Cooperative on Saturday, July 1st, at 7pm.

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    Pride at the Film-Makers' Cooperative: Groundbreaking Queer Films and Filmmakers

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    In honor of Pride month, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Thursday, June 29th, and Friday, June 30th, at 7pm, for a two-night program of groundbreaking queer, experimental films by legendary filmmakers in our archive, curated by Matt McKinzie.

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    The Alchemy of Film: Experiments with the Medium

    James Cohan Gallery

    On Friday, June 23rd, at 6:30pm, join us at the James Cohan gallery (52 Walker Street) for THE ALCHEMY OF FILM: EXPERIMENTS WITH THE MEDIUM, a stunning program of avant-garde works from our archive, curated by Julia Curl, on the occasion of Mary Grigoriadis at Cohan, that highlight women filmmakers who experiment with the physical medium.

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    Storm de Hirsch's "Goodbye in the Mirror" on 16mm

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, June 16th, at 7pm, for a rare showing of the only feature film Storm de Hirsch ever made, 1964's GOODBYE IN THE MIRROR, presented by Matt McKinzie!

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    U.S. Premiere of "The Compassion of the Undertaker" + Zoom Discussion with Director Saidin Salkic!

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, June 9th, at 7pm, join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a truly unique and unmissable event: the U.S. premiere of Saidin Salkic's 20th film, THE COMPASSION OF THE UNDERTAKER, followed by a Zoom discussion with Salkic himself!

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    Digital Celluloid

    35 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY

    On Tuesday, June 6th, at 8pm, join us at 35 Meadow Street in Brooklyn, NY, for DIGITAL CELLULOID: a FREE screening of four experimental films from the Film-Makers' Cooperative archive, curated by Emily Singer, as part of WHAT NOW?, a series of programs curated by Andrew Herzog and Elie Andersen, staged in concert with Herzog's exhibition EREMOCENE.

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    Cinemóvil NYC x Film-Makers' Cooperative: On the Presentation of Nature

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join cinemóvil and the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, June 2nd, at 7pm, at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) as we root through 50 years of experimental filmmaking on nature and the living environment in the FMC/NACG catalogue!

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    An Encore Screening of "Tone Glow Presents 'Colordance'"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Can you believe Tone Glow's "Colordance" SOLD OUT within a DAY!? If you couldn't get tickets for the Friday, May 26th screening, not to worry... you can NOW get tickets for an ENCORE SCREENING, playing at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Tuesday, May 30th, at 7pm!

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    "Flaming Creatures" + "There is a Transolution"

    Arverne Cinema

    Join us at the Arverne Cinema on Saturday, May 27th, at 8:30pm, for a screening of Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" and Viva Ruiz's "There is a Transolution," co-presented by The Infernal Grove and the Film-Makers' Cooperative.

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    Tone Glow Presents "Colordance"

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, May 26th, at 7pm, for an engaging program of films relating dance, color, and movement by Tone Glow's Joshua Minsoo Kim!

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    Umbilical: (in)between earth and sky

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Thursday, May 25th, at 7pm, for an intergenerational and international screening of artists’ work curated by Devon Narine-Singh and Priyanka Das!

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    Mirrored Identities: The Self as Multiple

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Saturday, May 13th, at 1pm, for a fascinating program of films examining the mutability of human identity through doubling, fracture, and dissolution, curated by Julia Curl!

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    The Experimental Sublime

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Wednesday, April 26th, at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for an exciting program of experimental films about identity and self-discovery through communion with nature, curated by Zoë Kase.

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    Robert Kramer's "Ice" on 16mm

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, April 21st at 7pm, at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Ave. South, 6th Floor), Robert Schneider will present Robert Kramer's extraordinary 1969 feature film ICE.

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    Collage Animations

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Saturday, April 8th at 2pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Ave. South, 6th Floor) for a dazzling program of collage animation films curated by Fox Ivo Yarden!

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    Film Diary NYC Presents: Building Steam with a Grain of Salt

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, March 31st at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Ave. South, 6th Floor) for “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt”, a program of diaristic films curated and presented by our friends at Film Diary NYC!

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    Abigail Child: Intrusions of Desire

    Anthology Film Archives

    This spring, Anthology Film Archives will host a long-overdue retrospective of the work of the moving image artist, writer, poet, and longtime FMC member Abigail Child.

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    An Evening with The Numb Spiral: The Films of M Woods

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    On Friday, March 24th at 7pm, join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) for a program of films by M Woods (plus a film by Jack Smith!), curated by Devon Narine-Singh!

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    Su Friedrich's "Today" Premieres at Firehouse

    Firehouse: DCTV's Cinema for Documentary Film

    From Friday, March 17th to Thursday, March 23rd, FMC member Su Friedrich will premiere her film TODAY (distributed by Icarus Films) at Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film!

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    Warren Sonbert: Montage and Polyvalence

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, March 10th, 2023, for two films by Warren Sonbert, followed by a conversation by Drake Stutesman with Jon Gartenberg.

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    Awake, But Dreaming

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative (475 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor) on Friday, March 3rd, at 7pm, for an exciting program of avant-garde dream films curated by Matt McKinzie.

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    Phantasmagorical Film Fantasies: A Valentine's Day Screening

    The Brick

    In celebration of—or, equally, in reaction against—Valentine’s Day, BrickFlix and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative co-present this lush selection of erotic films.

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    10th Annual New Year/New Work Film Festival

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers' Cooperative on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th, at 7pm, for a two-night program of recent additions to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films, submitted by new and longstanding members of the FMC/NACG!

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    The Carnal Screen: "The Deadman" by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn

    Roxy Cinema

    On Sunday, January 22nd at 2:30pm, 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: THE DEADMAN by Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn.

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    Science And Its F(r)ictions

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the FMC Screening Room (475 Park Ave. South, New York, NY) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th at 7pm for a program of sci-fi-themed avant-garde shorts, curated by Julia Curl.

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    Michael Putnam's "The Hard Swing" on 16mm

    Light Industry

    Join us on Tuesday, January 17th, at 7:30pm, when our friends at Light Industry will screen our print of Michael Putnam's 1962 documentary THE HARD SWING!

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    The Film-Makers' Cooperative x The Brooklyn Rail Holiday Screening Series

    The Brooklyn Rail

    From Friday, December 23rd, 2022 to Thursday, January 5th, 2023, the Film-Makers' Cooperative is collaborating with the wonderful folks at The Brooklyn Rail for a Holiday Screening Series!

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    A Winter Celebration

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at the Film-Makers’ Cooperative for a celebratory gathering featuring a series of holiday- and winter-themed films selected collaboratively by our staff!

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    Porno Chic to Sex Positivity: Erotic Content & the Mainstream, 1960 till Today

    Museum of Sex

    The latest curation in the Museum of Sex's ongoing series features films from our archives, including JEROVI (1965), by José Rodriguez-Soltero, SNO-WHITE (CRIMSON) (1973) by Martha Edelheit, PLAY BOY (1984) by Tessa Hughes-Freeland, and THE COLOR OF LOVE (1994) by Peggy Ahwesh.

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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.

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    "Home" Movies

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 6pm in the FMC Screening Room for "HOME" MOVIES: A program of avant-garde shorts exploring homes and domestic spaces from the 1940s through the 2010s. Curated by Matt McKinzie.

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    Possibilities: A Garden Screening

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

    On Sunday, September 11th, at 8pm, join us for a FREE garden screening curated by Devon Narine-Singh and MM Serra. This selection features the work of filmmakers MM Serra, Jack Waters, and Peter Cramer.

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    The Carnal Screen: "Normal Love" by Jack Smith

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at ROXY TriBeCa for a 16mm screening of Jack Smith's NORMAL LOVE.

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    New York, 1962–1964: Underground and Experimental Cinema

    Film at Lincoln Center

    Film at Lincoln Center presents a Tribute to the Film-Makers' Cooperative and the New American Cinema Movement. NEW YORK, 1962–1964: UNDERGROUND AND EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA spotlights the rise of the New American Cinema, running from July 29–August 4.

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    Writing With Our Body

    ABC No Rio in Exile @ PS122 Gallery

    Presented by Priyanka Das and ABC No Rio in Exile, in collaboration with the Film-Makers' Cooperative, as part of "Summer School: Art, Education & Radical Resistance." Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 11:00am to 1:00pm EST; Sunday, August 27, 11:00am to 2:00pm EST. NOTE: Videos related to this screening will be presented in PS122 Gallery on Saturday, July 23, 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and on Sunday, August 14, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

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    1960s Psychedelic Shorts

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at The Film-Makers' Cooperative for an in-person screening of 1960's Psychedelic Shorts on Friday, July 15 at 7pm. Curated by Julia Curl.

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    "WE DO NOT WANT ROSY FILMS, WE WANT THEM THE COLOR OF BLOOD"

    Mana Contemporary

    Join us for the third part of our tribute to Jonas Mekas at the Mana Contemporary in Jersey City on July 9th at 3:00 PM

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    The Carnal Screen: Short Films for Pride

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at the Roxy TriBeCa Theater to celebrate Gay Pride Day with a selection of recent and early pride films both 16mm and digital from Jim Hubbard, cherry brice, jr., Xandra Ibarra, MM Serra, Jack Smith, Carleen Maur, Jack Waters & Peter Cramer.

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    Reel Poetics: Jonas Mekas and His Cinematic Circle

    Monira Foundation @ MANA Contemporary

    Three programs that will consist of one of Jonas Mekas’ feature films that speaks to his mission of personal cinema. He believed that everyone could and should create a film. Each title will be paired with a different filmmaker whose radical or visionary work Jonas invited into the FMC collection in order to ensure the visibility that he believed these masterpieces of cinema deserve. Curated by MM Serra.

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    The Short Films of Zorko Sirotić

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    FMC is thrilled to present a screening of the short films of Zorko Sirotić that will be followed by a lecture about cooperatives by Goran Jeras , an environmentalist and International Chief Technical Advisor of the Green Energy Cooperative.

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    The Carnal Screen: Rubin and Yalkut Double Bill, Introduction by J. Hoberman

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us at the ROXY TriBeCa Theater for a 16mm screening of Barbara Rubin's CHRISTMAS ON EARTH and Jud Yalkut's YAYOI'S SELF-OBLITERATION. Introduced by scholar and former Village Voice critic J. Hoberman; presented in partnership with the Museum of Sex.

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    Experiment 120 - Fantastic Gardens

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Please join us at the Coop's screening room for a special film series for children programmed by filmmaker and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol, including the US debut of including the US debut of her film BABYLONE.

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    Nick Zedd Tribute Program

    Roxy Cinema

    In memory of the iconic Nick Zedd who passed away in February: Three of his films, co-presented with Film Co-op and Museum of Sex.

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    The Carnal Screen: "Flaming Creatures" and "Fuses" Double Bill

    Roxy Cinema

    ROXY Cinema, in collaboration with the Museum of Sex and FMC, presents this 16mm film screening of germinal works from Carolee Schneemann and Jack Smith.

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    THE INFERNAL GROVE SELECTS

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for an in-person screening of films selected by The Infernal Grove.

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    Panel Discussion: 9th Annual New Year New Work Festival | Curators In Conversation with Filmmakers

    Online

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion amongst the filmmakers in and curators of the 9th Annual New Year New Work Film Festival.

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    Abstracting the Everyday: Works by the Women of The Film-Makers' Cooperative

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Abstracting the Everyday highlights the vibrant personal visions of eight female members of the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative (est. 1961). Curated by Julia Curl.

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    THE CARNAL SCREEN Part II: C. H. Ford's JOHNNY MINOTAUR

    Roxy Cinema

    Please join us on Sunday, February 27th at The Roxy Cinema for a 16-mm screening of the newly restored JOHNNY MINOTAUR (1971) as part of the Carnal Screen Series.

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    XCXHXEXRXRXIXEXSX Premiere at Roxy Cinema, Ken Jacobs In Person

    Roxy Cinema

    FMC is thrilled to partner with Roxy Cinema and the Museum of Sex to premiere Ken Jacobs recent film XCXHXEXRXRXIXEXSX.

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    SURVIVAL : Filmmakers Panel Discussion

    Online

    RSVP to receive a Zoom link to the panel discussion amongst the filmmakers in Devon Narine-Singh's SURVIVAL program.

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    Films & Friends From Both Sides of the Atlantic

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us at FMC for an evening of shows curated by members MTK and EROS, featuring pizza courtesy of Two Boots Pizza.

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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.

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    Hallelujah the Hills by Adolfas Mekas - Presented by Ozan Adam

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for an in-person screening of Adolfas Mekas' Hallelujah the Hills on Sunday, December 12 at 2:00pm at the Film-Makers' Cooperative.

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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.

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    NOT TO BE MISSED!: Special 16mm Program

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for a special evening of FMC treasures programmed by the participants of the Poetics of Curation workshop.

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    ARTISTS ON CAMERA, 1967-2021 PROGRAM 4: TOGETHER

    Online

    Metrograph online is sponsoring films that capture the significant impact artists can have on one another while working or living together—or both.

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    NAN GOLDIN SELECTS: CATS FOREVER

    Online

    Photographer and filmmaker Nan Goldin presents a series of cat-focused films through Metrograph online.

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    Poetics of Curation

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    FMC is proud to offer a workshop on curating works of avant garde and experimental cinema with programmer Devon Narine-Singh.

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    Personal Cinema: Takahiko Iimura

    Le Petit Versailles Garden

    Join us and Millennium Film Workshop for an in-person screening of films by Japanese filmmaker Takahiko Iimura.

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    Screening: A Margem / The Margin

    Union Docs

    Join us for a screening of A Margem / The Margin (1967) featuring a post-screening discussion with Richard Peña, Eric Barroso, William Plotnick, and Isaac Hoff

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    Panel: Roberta Cantow & Elena Rossi-Snook

    Online

    Join us for a screening and panel discussion of films by Roberta Cantow and Elena Rossi-Snook.

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    VOD: Matthew Carlson

    Online

    Join us for a screening and panel discussion of films by Matthew Carlson.

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    The Mutiny of Mirrored Worlds: Excavating the Films of Abigail Child

    Online

    Join us for a screening and panel discussion of films by Abigail Child.

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    "With Love, Black Women Can Fly" by Edgie Amisial

    Online

    For our first event celebrating our 60th Anniversary, FMC is thrilled to highlight filmmaker Edgie Amisial. Amisial recently debuted her documentary short With Love, Black Women Can Fly. The film explores issues of mental health and recovery among Black Women. On April 23rd join FMC for a screening of the film followed by a conversation with Amisial and curator Devon Narine-Singh. 

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    Panel Discussion: New Year/New Work 2021

    Online

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion with the filmmakers of New Year/New Work 2021.

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    Feb. 8-26, VOD: New Year/New Work 2021

    Online

    8TH ANNUAL NEW YEAR, NEW WORK 2021: Celebrating recent additions by new and longstanding FMC members to our growing collection of experimental and avant-garde films.

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    Panel Discussion with Lynne Sachs

    Online

    Join us for a virtual panel discussion on the films of FMC member Lynne Sachs.

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    Online Stop Motion Animation Workshop At Home

    Online

    While at home, why not have some fun? In this class, we will use materials found at home to create an animated film.

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    In Solidarity: Program 3

    Online

    Program 3: Protest films by Francisca Sáez Agurto, Gina Peyran Tan, Antonia Hollmann, Andu Sowerby, Martin Del Carpio, David Anthony Sant, Sarah Friedland, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Heath Schultz, Mike Hoolboom, Frédérique Devaux Amarger, Isabelle Hayeur, Alexandra Bouge, and Jola Kudela.

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    In Solidarity: Program 2

    Online

    Program 2: Protest films by Alex Westhelle, Joan Michel, Adrian Garcia Gomez, Jason Livingston, studio Third World Collective, Lénie Blue, Anthony Jay Van Dunk, Brett Wallace, and Tobe Carey.

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    In Solidarity: Program 1

    Online

    Program 1: Protest films by konstantinos-antonios goutos, Lili White, Emilia Izquierdo, Jason Moyes, Michael Mangieri, Alexander Dwinell, Abigail Child, Rrose Present, Richard Sylvarnes, Benna Maris, & Bradley Eros.

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    PANEL DISCUSSION: STAN VANDERBEEK COLLAGE ANIMATION FILMS (1957-1965)

    Online

    Join us for a panel discussion with Martha Colburn, Art Jones and Melissa Ragona on collage animation films by Stan VanDerBeek.

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    OCT 19-28, VOD: STAN VANDERBEEK COLLAGE ANIMATION FILMS (1957-1965)

    Online

    Film-Makers' Cooperation and the Stan VanDerBeek Archive present Seven Animated Collage Films by Stan VanDerBeek, 1957-1965, preserved through the National Film Preservation Foundation Avant-Garde Masters Grant.

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    Elle Burchill: Adrift

    Online

    An online screening with a selection of videos by Elle Burchill spanning from 2004 to 2018 on Vimeo On Demand. Not to be missed!

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    Online Stop Motion Animation Workshop at Home

    Online

    While at home, why not have some fun? In this class, we will use materials found at home to create an animated film.

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    Something Old, Something Blue

    Online

    This program, curated by Mark Street, pairs 4 brand new films from Fordham University students (who had to leave campus Friday March 13 because of the pandemic) with works previously in distribution. Made between 1964 and 2020 these films investigate fractious politics, urgent street protests, domestic contemplation, melancholic memories and economic anxieties.

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    Film Choreography: Dance Films from the Film-Makers' Cooperative

    Online

    Films by Christopher MacLaine, Hilary Harris, Henry Hills, Cynthia Madansky, Doris Chase, and Jackie Raynal

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    Intimate Moments

    Online

    An online film screening in collaboration with Microscope Gallery, we will be showing films by Tom Chomont, Peter Cramer, Jim Hubbard, Taylor Mead, Lynne Sachs, MM Serra, Jack Waters

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    A Frame at a Time: FMC Screening + Q&A with Janie Geiser

    Online

    Join us online for a special screening of frame based films from members of the Film-Maker's Cooperative. We will be showing the fabulous films of Emily Breer, Alice Cohen, Janie Geiser, Erin Hayes, Helen Hill, Faith and John Hubley, Emily and Georgia Hubley, Marie Losier, and Stan VanDerBeek.

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    ONLINE STOP-MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP!

    Online

    While at home, why not have some fun? In this class, we will use materials found at home to create an animated film. 

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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

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    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

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    Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

    Mana Contemporary

    Documentary on the Life of Barbara Rubin

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    6SKIN

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Filmmakers in Person! Polymorphic twin performers joyfully express the senses through dance in live action and animation sequences

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    Paddle 8

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Film-Makers Coop Annual Art Auction

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    Songs of the Unsung curated by David Schwartz

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    LOOSE ENDS, LOOSE CORNER, AND MORE: Films by Chick Strand, Marie Menken, Storm DeHirsch, and Anita Thacher

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    The Animated Picture Show presents: A Tribute to Suzan Pitt

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Tribute to the late animator Suzan Pitt

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    Ken Jacobs, The Sky Socialist Himself!

    Ludlow House

    Evening with Ken Jacobs.

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    Syntax: Four Films and a Mix in 3D by Art Jones

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    An Evening with Art Jones

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    Film Screening: Revelations

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Domenic Angerame In Person!

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    Father's Day Tribute To Jonas Mekas

    Le Petit Versailles Garden

    Celebration of a life of Jonas Mekas

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    Carolee Schneemann 16mm Screening

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Peggy Ahwesh and Kenneth White in conversation with screening of Carolee's films in the Film-Maker's Cooperative collection.

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    A Young 70 by Mitch Corber

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Come party with us and be among the first to view A YOUNG 70 by Mitch Corber

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    “From Light to Light, Singing and Dancing”

    Ludlow House

    Ludlow House and The Film-Makers’ Coop Present: A Tribute to Jonas Mekas (1922 - 2019)

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    A Tribute Screening to Carolee Schneemann and Barbara Hammer

    Empirical Nonsense Gallery

    Film, food, and flower celebration !

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    Marjorie Keller's 8mm Films , Rarely seen !

    Microscope Gallery

    Presented in collaboration w/ the Film-makers' Co-op!

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    THE BODY AS TOOL

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Videos and Performances by Laetitia Hohenberg (Paris, France & Memphis, Tennessee) with introduction by Lynne Sachs

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    "Songs of the Unsung" David Schwartz in person !

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Joyce Wieland’s La Raison Avant La Passion and Rat Life and Diet in North America presented by David Schwartz

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    Framework / Directors in Person!

    Ludlow House

    An evening of Experimental Films by Four NYC Artists in celebration of the publication of their Visual Essays in the latest issue of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media.

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    ROTTEN LOVE at the Film-Makers' Coop

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    A Night of Sweet Treats and Utter Decay With Bill Morrison in person!!!

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    Mindful Filmmaker Workshop with John Halpern

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    2 DAY IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP WITH FILMMAKER/ARTIST JOHN HALPERN

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    Mindful Filmmaker Workshop with John Halpern

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    2 DAY IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP WITH FILMMAKER/ARTIST JOHN HALPERN

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    New Year New Work 2019: Programs III & IV

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Last screenings focusing on the films of Stan VanDerBeek

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    New Year New Work 2019: Program II

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Second night of screenings.

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    New Year New Work 2019: Program I

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The first night of screenings of new experimental and avant-garde films.

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    Museum of Modern Art Annual Film Preservation Festival - Edward Owens

    Museum of Modern Art

    Join us at the Museum of Modern Art to celebrate the films of gay African American filmmaker Edward Owens.

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    Naked Eye Cinema Queer Iconoclasts: Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

    Ludlow House

    A retrospective of the films of Peter Cramer and Jack Waters.

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    J. Hoberman in Person! Flaming Creatures/No President

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    J. Hoberman in Person!

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    THE ANIMATED PICTURE SHOW presents SINISTER CINEMA

    Anthology Film Archives

    Saturday, October 27 @ 9:15PM Anthology Film Archives Maya Deren Theater $7 or FREE if you wear a costume

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    From Attic to the iPhone

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Workshop on experimental collage films with Tessa Hughes-Freeland

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    9th Annual Experimental Lecture “Art(core) and the Explicit Body: The Films of MM Serra”

    NYU Michelson Theater

    MM Serra presents the 9th Annual Experimental Lecture on the topic of "Art(core)".

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    Agents of Paradise!

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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    Unseen Treasures from the 1960s Underground"

    Ludlow House

    An eclectic selection of hip and funky Underground films from New York and elsewhere curated by MM Serra and Chuck Smith.

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    The FMC Animated Picture Show: Women of the Moving World

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The first installment of THE FMC ANIMATED PICTURE SHOW!

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    Barbara Rosenthal Turns 70! Outer Bodies, Inner Selves

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Celebrate Barbara Rosenthal's 70th Birthday with a screening focusing on physical bodies to explicate humanity in terms that include, but are not limited to sex.

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    Counter Culture/Counter Cinema IV: Underground with Andrew Meyer

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    An evening focusing on the films of Andrew Meyer

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    UNRULY ARCHIVES

    Center for Perfomance Research

    Unruly Archives is a program curated by Liv Soussan and Devon Narine-Singh composed of emerging filmmakers whose works interrogate colonialism, cultural erasure, and historical and political truths that have been erased from the "traditional" filmic archive.

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    WHAT ABOUT ME

    Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden

    Screening at 6 & B Garden of Rachel Amodeo's acclaimed film.

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    11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit

    Bowery Electric

    11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit Concert w/ performances by Philip Glass, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Vijay Iyer and more, as well as an Award to artist-filmmaker, Carolee Schneemann!

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    HOLDING HANDS WITH ILSE

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    FMC Presents: HOLDING HANDS WITH ILSE, a film by Abraham Ravett

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    AGENTS OF PARADISE (1982): A tribute to Philly Abe and Marry Bellis

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    AGENTS OF PARADISE (1982)

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    FMC Global Presents: New Incógnito Window

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    NEW INCÓGNITO WINDOW as part of FMC Global, a new series highlighting experimental film from underrepresented communities around the globe from 1960s to now

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    COUNTER CULTURE/COUNTER-CINEMA: SAUL LEVINE, PORTRAITS & POLITICS

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Selected works of Saul Levine

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    FMC Global: Rio de La Plata and India

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Rio de La Plata and India

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    Two Works by Cynthia Madansky

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    TWO FILMS: STILL LIFE + ḤARĀM

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    Drawing Hiroshima Mon Amour

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Artist Ellen Sullivan Sylvarnes present her series "Drawing Hiroshima Mon Amour" alongside excerpts from the iconic film.

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    Phil Weisman: A Retrospective

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    A retrospect of personal filmmaker Phil Weisman.

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    Femme Fantastique

    Ludlow House

    Series of Fantastic films by Fantastic Femme Filmmakers

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    Flaherty NYC "For Life Against the War" Ken Jacobs & Gerd Stern

    Anthology Film Archives

    Programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Shellenberger Filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Gerd Stern in person. Co-presented with Filmmakers Coop.

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    New Year New Work 2018

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Announcing our fifth annual NEW YEAR NEW WORK Program! These two screenings showcase the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term FMC members. Screenings take place Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28. We will be hosting our New Year New Work Art Show from 5-7pm on Saturday 1/27, before the first screening. The show will feature works donated to the Coop for exhibition. Come early!

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    Celebrating Takahiko Iimura

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    “From early sixties, though Japanese, Iimura was well known as one of the first generation of the New York Underground … For many years, Japanese experimental film was Takahiko Iimura.” – Malcolm Le Grice, Time Out, London.

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    The Guests by Ken Jacobs

    Ludlow House

    One of the founders of the American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs has been working ceaselessly and boundlessly in film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years.

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    Screening | Softening Certainties: Films by Lynne Sachs, Amanda Katz and G. Anthony Svatek

    Ludlow Series curated by MM Serra.

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    Workshop | After Effects Basics

    Learn how to create your After Effects project from start to finish.

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    Screening | America Today

    A recreation of the 1966 screening designed to reflect “the social, political, and moral climate of our time, the feelings, issues, and events of the day."

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    Screening | The Computational Sublime - Works by Gregg Biermann

    RSVP REQUIRED: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com. Free admission.

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    Haphazard Dreams & Eccentric Lives

    Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s films have been shown in a variety of venues, from international museums to seedy bars. The subject matter of her films is confrontational, transgressive, provocative and poetic.

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    Mono No Aware X Film-Makers' Coop

    In an effort to bring closer communities of independent filmmakers in New York, on September 22, 2017 we invite you to a presentation of short films by members of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative and MONO NO AWARE.

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    16mm Flower Films

    Anthology Film Archives

    These 16mm shorts rediscover the intuitive reality and sharp beauty of nature. Whether though haptic landscapes in SUMMER and GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN or botanical collages like IN THE CONSERVATORY and THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, plants and flowers are established as more than embellishment; they are pulled to the foreground as active participants. These filmmakers sometimes use flora as personal metaphor, but ultimately surrender to nature’s complete other-ness.

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    Agent of Paradise

    AGENT OF PARADISE by Mary Bellis (1982) captures a time and place in the East Village that is rapidly fading away as gentrification and construction pour into this neighborhood deeming it unrecognizable.

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    At Home in New York

    An evening of film and video work by artists currently in the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College. Programmed around Hunter and the Co-op’s shared home of New York City, these films consider the experience of living in New York: the constant contemplation of what it means for one’s identity to call the city home and what we observe by being here at length.

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    Introduction to Adobe Premiere

    These two 4-hour workshops aim to help editors transition to Adobe Premiere, the rising industry standard editing software. The workshops are designed to be affordable and comprehensive, and concentrate specifically on editors transitioning from softwares such as Final Cut Pro 7 and Avid.

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    Femme Fantastic: The Carnal Screen (PART 2)

    A second sexy program inspired by exploitation & stag films. Q&A with artists Peggy Ahwesh, Katherine Bauer and MM Serra following screening. This program of films will present an alternative image of the body, of sex, and of intimacy – images that are about individuality and freedom of expression, rather than standardization and profit.

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    Cine Soiree - Collages, Coffee, and Rimbaud's Vowels

    Anthology Film Archives

    FMC presents a sundry screening of cutups, film collage, and repurposed cinema. The alchemist’s craft was to turn lead into gold, and in much the same way the collagist has taken the discards and chaff of the film industry and conducted a similar transmutation upon the material.

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    Call Her Applebroog: A Film by Beth B

    This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals.

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    I Was a Flawed Modernist: Paul Sharits

    Paul Sharits was a visual artist pioneer of the structural film movement along with other artists such as Tony Conrad, Hollis Frampton and Michael Snow. Sharits' work focused primarily on installations incorporating endless film loops, multiple projectors and experimental soundtracks.

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    Create & Combine: A Collage Workshop with Tessa Hughes-Freeland

    Explore the various methods and techniques involved in creating collage films from available material. A variety of film examples will be shown to demonstrate the range of conceptual and technical skills applied.

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    New Year, New Works 2017 - Part 2

    Join us for our fourth annual New Year, New Works program, a two-day screening showcasing the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term Coop members. Filmmakers will be present for Q&A following screening.

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    New Year, New Works 2017 - Part 1

    Join us for our fourth annual New Year, New Works program, a two-day screening showcasing the wide-ranging work of both new and long-term Coop members. Filmmakers will be present for Q&A following screening.

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    Remediating War: Vietnam In/On Film

    We commemorate the fiftieth anniversaries of key works from the Film-Makers’ Coop that protested the Vietnam War during the 1960s. As hundreds of thousands across the country flocked to the streets to articulate their dissent, artists and filmmakers took up the mantle of the political avant-garde to seek out aesthetic forms adequate to the political demands of the age.

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    Femme Fantastic: The Carnal Screen

    Sexy films produced and directed by three local artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Katherine Bauer and MM Serra.

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    Hubley Studio Retrospective PART 3: Emily Hubley

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for a three-part retrospective of The Hubley Studio. The Hubleys have been pioneers of independent animation for over half a century. Their films transcend traditional animation narratives and techniques and delve into free-form color, motion, and emotion. As stated by John Hubley, “If you believe in this media as an art, and you believe yourself to be an artist, and you want to make films as an artist, you have to go ahead and do it; you have to make what you want to make, have control over it, and make it on your terms.”

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    Hubley Studio Retrospective PART 2: Faith Hubley

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for a three-part retrospective of The Hubley Studio. The Hubleys have been pioneers of independent animation for over half a century. Their films transcend traditional animation narratives and techniques and delve into free-form color, motion, and emotion. As stated by John Hubley, “If you believe in this media as an art, and you believe yourself to be an artist, and you want to make films as an artist, you have to go ahead and do it; you have to make what you want to make, have control over it, and make it on your terms.”

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    Hubley Studio Retrospective PART 1: Faith & John

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Join us for a three-part retrospective of The Hubley Studio. The Hubleys have been pioneers of independent animation for over half a century. Their films transcend traditional animation narratives and techniques and delve into free-form color, motion, and emotion. As stated by John Hubley, “If you believe in this media as an art, and you believe yourself to be an artist, and you want to make films as an artist, you have to go ahead and do it; you have to make what you want to make, have control over it, and make it on your terms.”

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    COUNTER CULTURE/COUNTER CINEMA IV: UNDERGROUND WITH ANDREW MEYER

    The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    Our latest edition of our ongoing series highlights the films of Andrew Meyer.