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Film-Makers Cooperative Est. 1961, NYC 🗽 New American Cinema Group
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The Film-Makers' Cooperative is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and also by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Film-Makers' Cooperative is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and also by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Get tickets now for a reflection on 60 years of the NYC Experimental Film Community w/ MM Serra, Chuck Smith, Sebastian ...
09/10/2021

Get tickets now for a reflection on 60 years of the NYC Experimental Film Community w/ MM Serra, Chuck Smith, Sebastian Mekas, Emily Singer, and Michelle Borreggine!! Screening on Tuesday 9/21 at 6pm. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/films-and-sounds-an-evening-hosted-by-the-film-makers-coop-tickets-169606269919

Join us at IRL gallery @irl.nyc for the in-person premiere of “Tales and Visions of Community with MM Serra: ‘To Jonas, with Love’” (2021), a short film honoring Jonas Mekas' films diaries and his impact on the underground film world. It is accompanied by a screening of personal vision films featuring artists Maya Deren, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, MM Serra, Edward Owens, and Barbara Rubin distributed by The Film-Makers’ Coop.

- Screening at 6:30pm: Christmas On Earth, (Barbara Rubin, 1963, Double Screen Projection 16MM, 30min)

Tales and Visions of the Community with MM Serra: To Jonas with Love (2021 9 min)

Meshes of The Afternoon ( Maya Deren,1943 14min)

Song of Central Park (Jonas Mekas,1966 5min)

GOGOGO (Marie Menken,1964 11min)

NYC (MM Serra, 1982 2min)

Reminiscence of Journey to Lithuania, (Jonas Mekas, 1972 82min excerpt)

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (Edward Owens, 1967 6min)

Lost Lost Lost (Jonas Mekas, 1976 178min Excerpt)

- Moderated Panel 8:30-9PM

Get tickets now for a reflection on 60 years of the NYC Experimental Film Community w/ MM Serra, Chuck Smith, Sebastian Mekas, Emily Singer, and Michelle Borreggine!! Screening on Tuesday 9/21 at 6pm. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/films-and-sounds-an-evening-hosted-by-the-film-makers-coop-tickets-169606269919

Join us at IRL gallery @irl.nyc for the in-person premiere of “Tales and Visions of Community with MM Serra: ‘To Jonas, with Love’” (2021), a short film honoring Jonas Mekas' films diaries and his impact on the underground film world. It is accompanied by a screening of personal vision films featuring artists Maya Deren, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, MM Serra, Edward Owens, and Barbara Rubin distributed by The Film-Makers’ Coop.

- Screening at 6:30pm: Christmas On Earth, (Barbara Rubin, 1963, Double Screen Projection 16MM, 30min)

Tales and Visions of the Community with MM Serra: To Jonas with Love (2021 9 min)

Meshes of The Afternoon ( Maya Deren,1943 14min)

Song of Central Park (Jonas Mekas,1966 5min)

GOGOGO (Marie Menken,1964 11min)

NYC (MM Serra, 1982 2min)

Reminiscence of Journey to Lithuania, (Jonas Mekas, 1972 82min excerpt)

Remembrance: A Portrait Study (Edward Owens, 1967 6min)

Lost Lost Lost (Jonas Mekas, 1976 178min Excerpt)

- Moderated Panel 8:30-9PM

Watch the films of Harold Tichenor on our VOD! Link in bio. Four Passes of the Invisible Hand (1966) - A cinematic journ...
09/02/2021

Watch the films of Harold Tichenor on our VOD! Link in bio.

Four Passes of the Invisible Hand (1966) - A cinematic journal exploring the relationship between musical and film structures.
Omochi (1968) - The Nishimura family makes traditional rice cakes.
Raised in Philadelphia, Harold Tichenor was nineteen years old when he joined The Film-Makers' Cooperative in 1965. In 1972, Tichenor completed his bachelor's degree in Drama and Art specializing in Film History at the University of Lethbridge. In 1969, Tichenor had established his own film production company, Cinetel Film Productions Ltd., and until 1982 he worked on over 100 documentaries and educational films as a cameraman, editor, writer, producer and director. His one-hour documentary, Inupiatun: In the Manner of the Eskimo, won numerous awards, including a prestigious Rockie Award at the first Banff Television Festival and remains one of the definitive social studies of Inuit life and culture.

After 1982, Tichenor shifted from documentary to dramatic production, initially working as a production manager on half a dozen television movies, series and several feature films. In 1990 he and his partners formed Vancouver-based Crescent Entertainment and through that company produced programs and features for Viacom, ABC Television, Lifetime, CBC, CBS Television, Republic Pictures, Lionsgate Television and Warner Bros..
Tichenor has written for film and television and has published two non-fiction books on the Point blanket in the Fur Trade history, as well as numerous articles on film history and the business of film. He has taught film production at the University of Lethbridge and the Vancouver Film School and has guest lectured at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Capilano University. In 1974 he was one of the founding members of the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association serving on its board of directors until 1979. From 2000-2004 Tichenor served on the Board of Directors of the Banff Television Festival and in 2008 completed the final year of his second term as a member of the Board of Governors of that Festival.

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Watch the films of Harold Tichenor on our VOD! Link in bio.

Four Passes of the Invisible Hand (1966) - A cinematic journal exploring the relationship between musical and film structures.
Omochi (1968) - The Nishimura family makes traditional rice cakes.
Raised in Philadelphia, Harold Tichenor was nineteen years old when he joined The Film-Makers' Cooperative in 1965. In 1972, Tichenor completed his bachelor's degree in Drama and Art specializing in Film History at the University of Lethbridge. In 1969, Tichenor had established his own film production company, Cinetel Film Productions Ltd., and until 1982 he worked on over 100 documentaries and educational films as a cameraman, editor, writer, producer and director. His one-hour documentary, Inupiatun: In the Manner of the Eskimo, won numerous awards, including a prestigious Rockie Award at the first Banff Television Festival and remains one of the definitive social studies of Inuit life and culture.

After 1982, Tichenor shifted from documentary to dramatic production, initially working as a production manager on half a dozen television movies, series and several feature films. In 1990 he and his partners formed Vancouver-based Crescent Entertainment and through that company produced programs and features for Viacom, ABC Television, Lifetime, CBC, CBS Television, Republic Pictures, Lionsgate Television and Warner Bros..
Tichenor has written for film and television and has published two non-fiction books on the Point blanket in the Fur Trade history, as well as numerous articles on film history and the business of film. He has taught film production at the University of Lethbridge and the Vancouver Film School and has guest lectured at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Capilano University. In 1974 he was one of the founding members of the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association serving on its board of directors until 1979. From 2000-2004 Tichenor served on the Board of Directors of the Banff Television Festival and in 2008 completed the final year of his second term as a member of the Board of Governors of that Festival.

#film #filmmaker #movies #cinema #archive

08/29/2021

Get Helen Hill’s DVD, The House of Sweet Magic, from our online store. (Link in bio).

Helen Hill (1970-2007) was a filmmaker and activist raised in Columbia, South Carolina and settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. She studied Experimental Animation at Harvard and California Institute of the Arts. She taught film workshops wherever she went, and compiled Recipes for Disaster: A Film Cookbooklet. Helen championed low-budget and do-it-yourself approaches to filmmaking, including super 8, handprocessing, and drawing-on-film, and insisted "that it is a good idea behind a film, and not fancy technology or a big budget, that makes a great film."

DVD includes:
Tunnel of Love (1996) 4:00
Rain Dance (1990) 3:45
Madame Winger Makes a Film (2001) 9:29
Scratch and Crow (1995) 4:23
Your New Pig Is Down the Road (1999) 5:00
The World's Smallest Fair (1995) 4:26
Vessel (1992) 6:15
Film for Rosie (2001) 3:13
Mouseholes (1999) 7:40
Bohemian Town (2004) 2:42

Total runtime: 55:55

#helenhill #movies #film #cinema #archive #filmmaker #super8 #diy

Get Jennifer Reeves and Anthony Burr’s incredible film and music collaboration from our online store! The DVD includes: ...
08/27/2021

Get Jennifer Reeves and Anthony Burr’s incredible film and music collaboration from our online store!

The DVD includes:

"Light Work Mood Disorder" (2007, dual 16mm, 26 min.)

LWMD mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine, and illness. Two screens and pulsating, layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies and textures. Reeves sewed together 20th century education films and affixed dissolved pharmaceuticals to the film. The projector is a microscope enlarging thread, crystallized antibiotics, heart, and mood medications, forming a concentrated fusion with Burr's composition of organ, sine waves, and multi-tonal bass clarinet. The animated abstractions rupture and echo the images of brain dendrites, synapses, human x-rays, scientific experiments and factory machine. The rhythmic and visceral imagery is reflected in the movement of Burr's austere and hypnotic soundtrack as it envelops the audience. Winner of the Toronto Images Film Festival Marion McMahon Memorial Award.

"interlude" (2006, Anthony Burr solo: electronics, bass clarinet, organ, 10.5 min., no image.)

"He Walked Away" (2003-2006, dual 16mm, 16.5 min.)

"...tactile, sensual and emotional, 'He Walked Away' recycles images from three of Reeves' previous films: 'Configuration 20', 'Fear of Blushing' and 'The Time We Killed.' Reeves created a rich, enigmatic texture of black and white and colour, superimposing images of landscapes -- a black bird flying over the woods in winter, ducks on the beach, flowers in close-up, a military cemetery, the grey streets of New York -- with each other and with abstract expressionist designs, opening up new spaces of vision, in which unspoken metaphors are lurking. Given the current political context, I kept seeing war explosions, interlaced with the smiling face of a young man advancing toward the camera before walking away into... Moody and nostalgic, the film suggests the seductive mysteries of our internal landscapes, the elusiveness of memory, the irretrievability of loss: maybe the end of a romance, the sorrows of war, or the erosion of time." - Bérénice Reynaud, Senses of Cinema

#film #cinema

Get Jennifer Reeves and Anthony Burr’s incredible film and music collaboration from our online store!

The DVD includes:

"Light Work Mood Disorder" (2007, dual 16mm, 26 min.)

LWMD mixes and subverts symbols of science, industry, medicine, and illness. Two screens and pulsating, layered music immerse the audience in colorful rhythmic molecular forms, morphing frequencies and textures. Reeves sewed together 20th century education films and affixed dissolved pharmaceuticals to the film. The projector is a microscope enlarging thread, crystallized antibiotics, heart, and mood medications, forming a concentrated fusion with Burr's composition of organ, sine waves, and multi-tonal bass clarinet. The animated abstractions rupture and echo the images of brain dendrites, synapses, human x-rays, scientific experiments and factory machine. The rhythmic and visceral imagery is reflected in the movement of Burr's austere and hypnotic soundtrack as it envelops the audience. Winner of the Toronto Images Film Festival Marion McMahon Memorial Award.

"interlude" (2006, Anthony Burr solo: electronics, bass clarinet, organ, 10.5 min., no image.)

"He Walked Away" (2003-2006, dual 16mm, 16.5 min.)

"...tactile, sensual and emotional, 'He Walked Away' recycles images from three of Reeves' previous films: 'Configuration 20', 'Fear of Blushing' and 'The Time We Killed.' Reeves created a rich, enigmatic texture of black and white and colour, superimposing images of landscapes -- a black bird flying over the woods in winter, ducks on the beach, flowers in close-up, a military cemetery, the grey streets of New York -- with each other and with abstract expressionist designs, opening up new spaces of vision, in which unspoken metaphors are lurking. Given the current political context, I kept seeing war explosions, interlaced with the smiling face of a young man advancing toward the camera before walking away into... Moody and nostalgic, the film suggests the seductive mysteries of our internal landscapes, the elusiveness of memory, the irretrievability of loss: maybe the end of a romance, the sorrows of war, or the erosion of time." - Bérénice Reynaud, Senses of Cinema

#film #cinema

Join us for Not to be Missed, an in-person screening on Sunday, September 12 at 6:00pm at the Film-Makers' Cooperative! ...
08/17/2021

Join us for Not to be Missed, an in-person screening on Sunday, September 12 at 6:00pm at the Film-Makers' Cooperative! Tickets ($10) are now available in our online store through the link in our bio.

The program is co-curated by @devonnarines Devon Narine-Singh, @_sheriwills_ Sheri Wills, @gmillerstock Grete Miller, @josefwakemanmgf Joe Wakeman, @nicopedrero Nicolas Pedrero, @cveeh Chris Van Horn, @liamk741 Liam Kenny, and @deusexcinema David Neary.

Bringing together unique titles from the FMC’s rich collection, the screening is a collaborative program developed this summer under FMC programmer Devon Narine-Singh. Working within the parameters of examining filmmakers from the archive’s emerging era, the program provides unexpected and profound connections yielded from a cooperative program structure.

Program:

She Was a Visitor (Donna Deitch, 1963, 16mm, color, 2 min)
What Is a Man? (Sara-Kathryn Arledge, 1958, 16mm, color, 10 min)
Memorabilia (Donna Deitch, 1963, 16mm, color, 3 min)
Maria Movie (Jeanne Liotta, 2001, 16mm, black and white, 7.5 min)
The Godz (Jud Yalkut, 1966, 16mm, color, 9 min)
Pesca Pisca (Irene Duga, 1968, 16mm, color, 3.5 min)
Introspection (Sara-Kathryn Arledge, 1946, 16mm, color, 6.25 min)
Phases of the Moon (Tom Chomont, 1968, 16mm, color, 3.5 min)
Billabong (Will Hindle, 1969, 16mm, color, 8.25 min)

Total run time: 53 min

#film #archive #filmmakers #movies #cinema

A selection of some of the books in our online store (link in bio): [1] Mythology for the Soul: The Collected Poems of S...
08/15/2021

A selection of some of the books in our online store (link in bio):

[1] Mythology for the Soul: The Collected Poems of Storm de Hirsch, Edited by Stephen Broomer.

Storm De Hirsch began publishing poetry and art criticism in American little magazines in the 1950s. Her poems are shamanistic, bearing properties of the magic ritual and incantation, and her mysticism as well as her passions for new forms led her in the visionary direction of the New American Cinema. In underground cinema, De Hirsch recognized a new form for poetry, and the films that she made between 1962 and 1975 reflect this sensibility. She would refer to some of these films as ‘cine-songs’ or ‘cine-sonnets.’ Storm De Hirsch (1912-2000), born Lillian Malkin, was a poet, filmmaker and mystic. Her writings appeared in December, the San Francisco Review, Intro Bulletin and Film Culture. Many of De Hirsch’s films have been preserved by the American Film Preservation Foundation and the Anthology Film Archives, and are distributed by the Film-Makers' Cooperative in New York City. Mythology for the Soul is the first comprehensive collection of Storm De Hirsch’s poetry.

[2] 'I Was a Flawed Modernist': Collected Writings of and Stories about Paul Sharits edited by Sarah Markgraf:

Legendary—yes, infamous--experimental filmmaker Paul Sharits comes to life in two ways in 'I Was a Flawed Modernist': Collected Writings of and Stories about Paul Sharits. A cinema studies page turner, one section of this book features oral histories of the colorful artist, many of which come from artists of their own renown such as Carolee Schneemann, Robert Longo and Tony Conrad. The other section offers all of Sharits' available writings, many of them—including letters to Stan Brakhage and Henry Holmes Smith--previously unpublished. Here, Sharits reveals a subtle intellect not usually associated with a man of such flamboyance. This double-faceted volume presents a vivid and sometimes contradictory picture of Paul Sharits and lives up to its description as “the definitive collection.”

#film #books #archive #cinema #filmmakers

08/13/2021

Robert Kramer's In the Country is now available on DVD in our online store! https://filmmakerscoop.ecwid.com/Robert-Kramer-In-the-Country-p367785749

In the United States in 1966, Robert Kramer directed his first feature film, In the Country, outside all existing production systems and with the political fellow travelers who had just filmed him in the documentary Troublemakers. In the Country shows what is left out of Troublemakers: the documentary shows actions (community organizing, militant activism) that the fictional film keeps outside the frame in order to focus on a relationship crisis in which the man fails to put aside, for a few days, his obsessive political activism. Twenty-five years later, the Videoletters exchanged with Stephen Dwoskin recreate as in an open mosaic this melancholic and lyrical treatment of separation.

“‘In the country’ is the place where one comes into contact with other, absolutely non-political and everlasting rhythms of things. Their guardian is the woman: she is wise and can appear in many forms, but she knows quite a lot about finding a harmonious balance between your own needs and those of others. Another form of logic.” (Robert Kramer)
includes a 57 page bilingual booklet

FILMS
In The Country (1966), 62 min
Videoletter (1992), 56 min
Troublemakers (1965), 52 min

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