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Film

Hotel Monterey + La Chambre

 
 
Fri, Apr 8, 2016
  • 2:30PM
  • 7:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 76min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 
 
 
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Hotel Monterey

1972, 65min, DCP

 

“Hypnotic”
—Melissa Anderson, Artforum

Akerman’s unblinking camera prowls the corridors, rooms, and elevators of a seedy Manhattan flophouse in this silent, haunting study in stillness. Channeling the noir-tinged visual style of Edward Hopper, Hotel Monterey conjures a subtly eerie mood of mystery, melancholy, and loneliness.

 
La Chambre

1972, 11min, DCP

 

“Akerman, reclining with the regality of a grand odalisque, confidently stakes out her place, both as an artist and as a survivor of the chaotic city just outside this nook.”
—Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

A slow, circular pan across a small apartment is continuously repeated, with an occasional glimpse of a lone human figure: the filmmaker herself, staring impassively from her bed. The way she seems to disappear amid the claustrophobic clutter of her surroundings makes this early structuralist short a ghostly, unsettling self-portrait.

 
 
 
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