Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1:00 p.m.

Inspired by the literary works of William Faulkner, Akerman set out to make a film about the beauty of the American South. However, after arriving on location (in Jasper, Texas) and learning of a brutal racist murder, she changed her focus, making Sud a meditation on the history of racial violence in the United States.

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1999, 71 min.

Image: Chantal Akerman, Sud (still), 1999; photo courtesy Paradise Films

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