Saturday, February 2, 2008

Film-Makers' Cooperative Benefit

Press release attached for the upcoming benefit silent auction and screening for the Film-Makers' Coop in New York. I went to this a couple years ago and amazing things were being thing, I remember, was a guided shopping spree with M.M. Serra called "I'll Be Your Mirror". Extremely recommended!

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Contact: MM Serra
Tel: (212) 267-5665 Fax: (212) 267-5666

66 East 4th Street (betw. 2nd Avenue and the Bowery) in New York City.

On Saturday, February 23, 2008, at 8PM internationally acclaimed filmmakers and media artists will rally in support of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative at a Winter Benefit Screening and Silent Auction at the Millennium Film Workshop. Doors and auction open at 7PM and screening begins at 8PM.

The evening’s theater screening features a special program curated by Caroline Koebel of historic and contemporary works inducted recently into the world-famous FMC collection and will begin at 8 pm.

New works at the 2008 FMC benefit screening include “Beirut Outtakes” by Peggy Ahwesh, “Faux Movements (Wrong Moves)” by Pip Chodorov, “Capitalism: Slavery” by Ken Jacobs, “Description of a Struggle” by Bosko Blagojevic, “The Small Ones” by Lynne Sachs, “1/3 (One Over Three)” by Chiaki Watanabe, “Carnalavare” by Flavia Souza, “The Glowing Woman” by Joel Schlemowitz, “Meet Me In Wichita” by Martha Colburn, and “Backcomb” by Sarah Pucill. As well, the recent digital preservation of Jud Yalkut’s 1967 “Kusama’s Self-Obliteration” and a newly acquired print of Mike Kuchar’s “Tone Poem” will be shown. Many of the artists will be present.

This is an international program of works by artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. In its timeliness and breadth of style, the show echoes the original mission of the Film-Makers' Coop.

Film-Makers’ Coop Executive Director M.M. Serra asserts, "It will be a phenomenal night, and an unusual screening of rare and contemporary avant-garde, cinematic treasures."

In addition to the screening the evening will include Two Boots pizza, refreshments and the Coop’s annual silent auction, giving viewers the opportunity to bid on works of art, rare books and other ephemera from the world of the Film-Makers’ Coop.

The program was conceptualized and curated by FMC Board member Caroline Koebel.

Founded in 1962, The Film-Makers’ Cooperative is the oldest and largest artist-run collection of avant-garde cinema in the nation. Proceeds from the benefit will support the Coop’s preservation efforts and the distribution of over 4000 films in its collection.

Tickets: $10-$25 sliding scale (tax deductible contribution) Tickets may be purchased by calling the Coop office (212) 267-5665 or at the door. Cash or credit cards accepted. This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. For further information, go to our website:

MM Serra, Director
Film-Makers Cooperative at The Clocktower Gallery, 108 Leonard Street, New York City 10013

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