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Film Series

Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images

 
 
Apr 1—May 1, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“One of the great film artists of her generation.”

—J. Hoberman, The New York Times

Belgian director Chantal Akerman (1950–2015) forged a new cinematic language by wedding an uncompromising formal rigor with a profound depth of feeling. In an extraordinary oeuvre that encompassed travelogues, documentaries, literary adaptations, musicals, and at least one landmark of film history, Akerman explored alienation, female subjectivity, landscapes both physical and psychological, and her own identity. She was that rarest of artists: a visionary whose transfixing, exquisitely controlled camera style and searching intelligence offer a new way of experiencing the world.


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
No Home Movie
 

Akerman’s extraordinary final film is a moving, formally adventurous tribute to her mother.

Apr 1—Apr 14, 2016
New York theatrical premiere
 
 
Film
Hotel Monterey + La Chambre
 

Akerman’s beautiful study in stillness screens alongside an unsettling self-portrait.

Fri, Apr 8, 2016
 
 
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The Man with the Suitcase + Le Déménagement
 

Two works created by Akerman for television.

Mon, Apr 11, 2016
 
 
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Tomorrow We Move
 

Akerman took a rare detour into screwball territory with this stylistically daring comedy.

Tue, Apr 12, 2016
 
 
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Toute une nuit
 

This tragicomedy of human connection and alienation unfolds over one night in Brussels.

Wed, Apr 13, 2016
 
 
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Night and Day
 

A woman loves two men—one by day, one by night—in this beguiling portrait of young love.

Fri, Apr 15, 2016
 
 
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News from Home
 

Akerman’s minimalist masterpiece is a poignant reflection on distance and dislocation.

Sat, Apr 16, 2016
 
 
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Golden Eighties
 

An inventive, exuberant musical filtered through Akerman’s avant-garde formalism.

Sun, Apr 17, 2016
 
 
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The Meetings of Anna
 

Akerman explores a female filmmaker’s alienation in this quietly devastating tour-de-force.

Sun, Apr 17, 2016
 
 
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A Couch in New York
 

Juliette Binoche and William Hurt star in this sophisticated romantic comedy.

Mon, Apr 18, 2016
 
 
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Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman + J’ai faim, j’ai froid
 

Akerman turns the camera on herself in this candid cinematic self-portrait.

Mon, Apr 18, 2016
 
 
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Dis-moi + Le 15/8
 

Akerman’s exceptionally rare film about elderly Jewish women who survived the Holocaust.

Tue, Apr 19, 2016
 
 
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Letters Home
 

Delphine Seyrig stars in Akerman’s adaptation of a play based on Sylvia Plath’s letters.

Tue, Apr 19, 2016
 
 
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Histoires d’Amerique
 

Akerman’s incisive, tragicomic portrait of Jewish identity in New York.

Wed, Apr 20, 2016
 
 
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South (Sud) + Against Oblivion (Contre l’oubli)
 

Akerman offers a plaintive vision of the American South via the hate crime killing of James Byrd.

Mon, Apr 25, 2016
 
 
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From the Other Side
 

Akerman’s powerful documentary bears witness to life at the Mexican-US border.

Tue, Apr 26, 2016
 
 
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Down There (Là-bas)
 

Akerman explores confinement and Jewish identity from an apartment in Tel Aviv.

Wed, Apr 27, 2016
 
 
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Je tu il elle + Saute ma ville
 

Akerman’s landmark study of female subjectivity screens with her incendiary debut short.

Wed, Apr 27, 2016
 
 
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One Day Pina Asked + Films with Sonia Wieder-Atherton
 

Akerman’s collaboration with Pina Bausch yields a sublime study of bodies in motion.

Thu, Apr 28, 2016
 
 
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One Day Pina Asked
 

Akerman’s collaboration with Pina Bausch yields a sublime study of bodies in motion.

Thu, Apr 28, 2016
 
 
Film
La Captive
 

Sylvie Testud stars in Akerman’s mesmerizing take on Proust's La Prisonnière.

Fri, Apr 29, 2016
 
 
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
 

Akerman’s feminist landmark charts three days in the humdrum life of a widow.

Sat, Apr 30, 2016
 
 
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Almayer’s Folly
 

Akerman’s adaptation of Conrad becomes a richly sensorial excursion into the heart of darkness.

Sun, May 1, 2016
 
 
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From the East (D’Est)
 

Akerman’s record of post-Soviet Eastern Europe is a resonantly emotional travelogue.

Sun, May 1, 2016