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News from Home
Part of Chantal Akerman
Date + TimeSaturday, January 10, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
1977, 85 min.
French, no subtitles
In News from Home Akerman juxtaposes the reading of letters from her Belgian mother with images of the New York cityscape. The film presents a fragmented look at urban life in the 1970s, with New York City playing the main character. The city life is at once challenged and complimented by her mother's distant, sad, sweet, and sometimes manipulative letters.
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Image: Chantal Akerman, News From Home, 1977; photo courtesy Paradise Films
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