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I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE: THE CINEMA OF CHANTAL AKERMAN explores some of the Belgian filmmaker's 40-plus films, and from Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, it charts the sites of her peregrinations.

An experimental filmmaker, a nomad, Chantal Akerman shared with Marianne Lambert her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence. And with her editor and longtime collaborator, Claire Atherton, she examines the origins of her film language and aesthetic stance.

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE includes excerpts from many films made throughout Akerman's career, including JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (1975), NEWS FROM HOME (1976), THE RENDEZ-VOUS OF ANNA, JE, TU, IL, ELLE (1974), SOUTH (1998), FROM THE EAST (1993), FROM THE OTHER SIDE (2002), LÀ-BAS (2006), and, what would be Chantal Akerman's last film, NO HOME MOVIE (2015).

"Offers an overview of Akerman's career while showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of her work." —IndieWire

Played at

Monica Film Center, 4.22.16 - 4.28.16
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 67 min
Language: French

Director: Marianne Lambert
Cast: Chantal Akerman
FEATURED REVIEW: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club
The late Chantal Akerman had a unique way of filming a room. She would place the camera below eye level, with the lens flatly parallel to a wall, forming a box of perspective that seemed to enclose characters (usually women) within their surroundings. There’s a remarkable shot ...