475 Park Ave South, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10016
Monday - Friday
11:00am - 5:00pm
***THESE TICKETS ARE FOR THE DECEMBER 1st, 2023 SCREENING***
Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Ghia, and Liquid Death. ONE FREE DRINK PER TICKET.
Early Bird ($60) - SOLD OUT
Standard ($80) - Standard admission.
Supporter Level ($250) - Supporters will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag.
Benefactor Level ($500) - Benefactors will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag, as well as free entry to ALL Film-Makers' Coop screenings for the year.
Patron's Circle ($1,000) - Patrons will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag; free entry to ALL Film-Makers' Coop screenings for the year; and the chance for two people to regularly visit the Film-Makers' Cooperative for private screenings of new prints, projects, and films of their choosing throughout 2024.
Across two nights, the Film-Makers' Cooperative, the oldest and one of the largest nonprofit distributors and supporters of experimental film and video art, is hosting 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. This monumental work of experimental cinema will be shown on the occasion of its 60th anniversary as it often was in the early 1960s (and has rarely been so since) with a pop music soundtrack. We encourage the audience to interact, dance, converse, and absorb the film in the environment of its making. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and engage with one of the great achievements of experimental film in a truly unique environment. In addition to being Giorno's home, The Bunker was also home to the beat icon William S. Burroughs, who christened the space and whose bedroom remains preserved there. Over the years the historic 222 Bowery housed the studios of Fernand Léger, James Brooks, Mark Rothko, Regina Bogat, Wynn Chamberlain, Brion Gysin, Michael Goldberg, and Lynn Umlauf. Lynda Benglis maintains a studio in the building today. Please join us to support the Coop on either December 1st or 2nd for an unforgettable night.
The Film-Makers’ Cooperative is the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world. Created by artists in 1961 as the distribution branch of the New American Cinema Group, the Coop has more than 5,000 films, videotapes, and DVDs in its collection.