NYC Film Community Takes Hits

blog-nycIt’s been a rough start to 2009 for Manhattan cinephiles still lamenting the loss of Mondo Kim’s video archives to an eccentric Sicilian: New Yorker Films, the venerable distributor of foreign classics, has folded after 44 years; Film-Makers’ Cooperative, a distributor of avant-garde films fronted by Jonas Mekas, is facing eviction from its TriBeCa space; and the Film Society of Lincoln Center recently laid off a quarter of its staff.