No Home Movie
Directed by Chantal Akerman
France and Belgium, 2016, DCP, 115 min, in French with English subtitles
Opening remarks by filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Andrew Bujalski.
Experimental Response Cinema and the Austin Film Society are pleased to co-present the Austin premiere of Chantal Akerman’s last film, No Home Movie.
Six months after her death, Chantal Akerman’s absence is still keenly mourned in film communities worldwide.
Akerman’s last film, No Home Movie, is a meditation on love and trauma across generational boundaries: such forces revitalize and damage the mother-daughter bond at the same time.
No Home Movie will screen a second time at the Marchesa on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30pm.
These films are an invitation to explore all of Akerman’s work with ERC and the Austin Film Society later this fall, from her fiction features to the renowned Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975) that ERC screened last March. Whether set in an Israeli apartment, in the snowy streets of Moscow or on the US-Mexican border, Akerman’s films are always interior and exterior voyages at the same time.