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In honor of director Chantal Akerman’s birthday, June 6th, 1950, we’re screening her final film No Home Movie and Marianne Lambert’s new biographical documentary portrait, I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman. Akerman died in October of 2015 shortly after the premiere of her final film. She left us with one of the most extraordinary and diverse body of works in the history of cinema.
I DON’T BELONG ANYWHERE: THE CINEMA OF CHANTAL AKERMAN
June 6th at 7PM
New Biographical Documentary Portrait!
Chantal Akerman, one of the leading filmmakers of her generation, took her own life last fall. Vincent Canby, in a New York Times review of JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES, wrote: “It’s not difficult to understand the extraordinary underground reputation of this lengthy, very beautiful Belgian film starring Delphine Seyrig, a screen presence comparable, perhaps, only to Garbo… The terrible, obsessive monotony of the life it observes is ultimately as melodramatic as, say, Roman Polanski’s REPULSION.” Akerman went on to make more than 40 movies that both intrigued and confounded critics and audiences. Marianne Lambert, a longtime colleague, portrays the artist as a nomad who sought an emotional home that eluded her. With sequences shot just after her mother’s death in 2014, Akerman says candidly: “I realized my mother was at the heart of my work. And now that my mother is no longer there, will I have something to say?”
NO HOME MOVIE
June 6th at 9:30PM
Chantal Akerman’s final film!
Akerman’s extraordinary final film is a moving tribute to her mother, who died in 2014 and whom the filmmaker once described as “the center of my oeuvre.” Interweaving intimate footage of “Maman” at home with snippets of conversation between mother and daughter and reflections on the elder Akerman’s past, including her internment in Auschwitz, No Home Movieis a profound meditation on mortality and a formally adventurous last masterwork from an artist who never stopped pushing boundaries. An Icarus Films release.