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Filmmakers Coop and Flux Factory Benefits this weekend

Mike Kuchar and Marie Losier
Filmmakers Mike Kuchar and Marie Losier, via the Harvard Film Archive

Flux Factory Auction Benefit
7-10pm Friday 5 December 2008
Hungarian Cultural - 447 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York NY

Filmmaker's Coop End of Year Benefit Screening
8-11pm Saturday 6 December 2008
Millennium Film Workshop - 66 E. 4th St, New York NY

This weekend two of New York's finer cultural organizations host fund raisers in Manhattan. Flux Factory, who until recently operated an exhibition and work space in Long Island City, will be presenting their annual Benefit and Silent Auction at the Hungarian Cultural Center. All auciton proceeds will go directly towards 2009 programming and will help Flux Factory find a new home, following their recent eviction and temporary virtuality. Flux Factory has over its 14 year history been at the center of many exhibitions, events and artists projects, as well as a dynamic group of friends and colleagues. The auction will feature work by Swoon, Johanna Billing, Paul Ramierz-Jonas, Trong Gia Nguyen and others. A preview of auction block items is available online.

On Saturday the Filmmaker's Coop hosts their annual End of Year Benefit Screening, at the historic Millennium Film Workshop. This year's program features works by Mike Kuchar, Robert Withers, Caroline Koebel and many others. The Coop has for more than 40 years been a critical part of New York's avant-garde and experimental cinema scenes, distributing, preserving, selling and exhibiting both historic and more recent moving image work.