Joe and Maxi (1973)

Cohen was a founder of the Independent Feature Project (1979) and one of the filmmakers who established First Run Features, a distributor of American independent cinema.

Joe and Maxi is an intimate and revealing portrait of the relationship between a father and daughter. Begun as an attempt to get to know her father, Cohen’s film ended up dealing with diagnosis of cancer and subsequent death. A breakthrough verité film, it portrays universal emotions while exposing family interactions and raising ethics issues involved in documentary filmmaking.