Film Screening

Multiple Dates
News from Home

Part of Chantal Akerman

News from Home

Date + Time

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:00 p.m.

Overview

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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