Showing: Chantal Akerman  
La chambre

In Chantal Akerman's early short film _La chambre_, we see the furniture and clutter of one small apartment room become the subject of a moving still life—with Akerman herself staring back at us. This breakthrough formal experiment is the first film the director made in New York.

Chantal Akerman United States, 1972

Golden Eighties

The exuberant enchantments of the singing, dancing musical meet the feminist, formalist sensibility of cinematic visionary Chantal Akerman in this uniquely captivating vision of love and survival in the age of late capitalism.

Chantal Akerman France, 1986

Hotel Monterey

Under Chantal Akerman’s watchful eye, a cheap Manhattan hotel glows with mystery and unexpected beauty, its corridors, elevators, rooms, windows, and occasional occupants framed like Edward Hopper tableaux.

Chantal Akerman United States, 1972

Je tu il elle

In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend.

Chantal Akerman Belgium, 1975

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Whether seen as an exacting character portrait or one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, _Jeanne Dielman_ is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.

Chantal Akerman France, 1975
DCP, 35 mm, DVD

News from Home

Akerman’s unforgettable time capsule of New York City in the 1970s is also a gorgeous meditation on urban alienation and personal and familial disconnection.

Chantal Akerman France, 1976

Les rendez-vous d’Anna

In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie.

Chantal Akerman Belgium, 1978
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD