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.
News from Home
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
1977, 85 min.
French, no subtitles
Image: Chantal Akerman, News From Home, 1977; photo courtesy Paradise Films
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