In a letter dated June 1, 1962, the newly formed Film-Makers’ Cooperative offered their first list of films that were available to rent. Fourteen filmmakers were represented. The need to form a cooperative distribution center for what were then called “independent filmmakers” was made in a series of meetings in the autumn of 1960. The
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May 1: The Another Experiment by Women Film Festival is hosting this tribute to longtime Film-makers’ Cooperative director MM Serra and includes several short films by women.
On Feb. 11, 2012, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York screened long lost films by iconic and hugely influential underground filmmaker Jack Smith was screened.
Feb. 11: To celebrate the opening of an exhibit celebrating 50 years of the Film-makers’ Coop, come see some rare Jack Smith films.
Jan. 8: Coleen Fitzgibbon has curated a collection of avant-garde films by Sandra Gibson, Andrea Callard, Katy Martin, Katie Torn and more.
Dec. 4: The Millennium Film Workshop is holding its annual benefit for fellow cinema institution the Film-Makers’ Cooperative, including film screenings.
The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, after being evicted from their home in the Clocktower Gallery, is moving to a new, better space owned by Charles S. Cohen.
Here’s an in-depth New York Times article about about the potential eviction of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative from their office in the Clocktower Gallery.
Legendary underground film distribution group the Film-Makers’ Cooperative is about to be evicted from its home in the Clocktower Gallery in NYC.
The Film-makers’ Cooperative’s annual end-of-year benefit will include screenings of underground films by Mike Kuchar, Jimmy Kinder, Seth Mitter and more.