Chantal Akerman: Early Works September 2nd-18th with Babette Mangolte in person September 16th! Presented by Experimental Response Cinema in collaboration with Austin Film Society. Programmed by Jennifer Stob and Lars Nilsen.
Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 18th 2016
@AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752 (map)
$10 AFS General Admission
$7 AFS WATCH AND MAKE MEMBERS
FREE FOR AFS LOVE, LEARN & PREMIERE CIRCLE MEMBERS
Buy a series Pass, GOOD FOR ALL 5 Screenings in the Akerman series. You can buy all five films at a discount! Series passes are only available until the beginning of the first show (Friday, September 2).
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Last October, the untimely death of legendary experimental filmmaker Chantal Akerman shocked and saddened the global film community. Her passing will be mourned for years to come, but her films will be celebrated even longer.
Experimental Response Cinema is proud to present five of Akerman’s films from the seventies in collaboration with Austin Film Society. In them, the formal markers of Akerman’s filmmaking are distinctive: innovative framing, spatial intimacy and extremely long takes.
Come revisit Akerman’s film art or discover it for the first time!
— Jennifer Stob, Experimental Response Cinema
Friday, September 2: Je Tu Il Elle (1975) 7pm
Sunday, September 4: Je Tu Il Elle (1975) 2pm
Je Tu Il Elle (1975) is a portrait of a young woman’s extreme sensual experiences alone, with a stranger, and with a young woman who is her ex-lover. The lived time that unfolds is both powerful and melancholic.
Wednesday, September 7: La Chambre (1972) and Hotel Monterey (1972) 7:30pm
La Chambre (1972), the first film Akerman made after quitting film school in Brussels and moving to New York City, we catch a glimpse of Akerman herself lounging amidst the comfortable disorder of her small apartment. Hotel Monterey (1972) transforms the dilapidated interior of a small hotel in Manhattan into a jewel box. The building’s overlooked angles, corners and niches are the film’s focal point, with hotel guests and employees receding into the background.
Sunday, September 11: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) 3pm
Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), widely recognized as Akerman’s masterpiece and a feminist tour de force, documents the everyday of a widowed mother until everything happens between the nothing in its jaw-dropping climax.
Friday, September 16: News From Home (1976) plus special guest, News From Home’s cinematographer Babette Mangolte live in person! 8pm
Part city symphony, part epistolary, News From Home (1976) is a landmark film that combines letters exchanged between Akerman and her mother with New York City’s streets and citizens.
Saturday, September 17: Babette Mangolte’s The Camera: Je, La Camera: I (1977) 7pm
Sunday, September 18: News From Home (1976) 2pm