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Film-Makers’ Cooperative Benefit Screening

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 28, 2008

Logo for the Film-Makers' Cooperative which is a circle and an abstract image inside

On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m. in New York City, the Film-makers’ Cooperative will be holding their annual end-of-year benefit screening of new work in their catalog. Films, food and wine will be on hand. The event will take place at the Millennium Film Workshop.

The Coop was founded in 1962 as an alternative distribution method for the then burgeoning underground film movement. I’ve been linking to them a lot lately for my ’70s Underground Yearbook series. As of this writing, I’m only up to 1973, but films the Coop has in its collection from this period are in the range of like 70-100 per year.

But, this event is a celebration of new work. I don’t know the titles of the films being screened, but here’s the list of filmmakers who will have work shown, if they have one yet:

Jimmy Kinder
Caroline Koebel
Mike Kuchar
Ryan O’Toole
Seth Mitter
Meredith Monk
Fern Silva
Robert Withers

The only name in that list I’m familiar with is Mike Kuchar. However, Fern Silva also has a film performance piece at this year’s Mono No Aware festival.

Also at this event, guests will be able to purchase DVD compilations of films by Helen Hill, Lynne Sachs, Joel Schlemowitz, Naked Eye Cinema and LPV TV.

I don’t have a link for this event to get more information about it, but here’s the details:

Saturday, December 6, 2008
8:00pm – 11:00pm

Millennium Film Workshop
66 E 4th st
New York, NY