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

2015, Marianne Lambert, Belgium, 67 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 8th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Apr 9th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Apr 11th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Apr 13th 6:30pm
First Chicago run!

"An intimate, sometimes fascinating look at Akerman's nearly 50-year career as a major figure in feminist and avant-garde cinema ... may challenge your notion of what movies are supposed to do." – Adam Morgan, Chicago Reader

"Lambert, a colleague of Akerman’s, is especially good at divining the handful of Akerman’s great themes." – Ray Pride, Newcity

"Offers important context to those who are unfamiliar with Akerman while offering insight into her methodology." – Justine Smith, Indiewire

I DON’T BELONG ANYWHERE didn’t set out to be a eulogy for Belgian feminist director Chantal Akerman’s career, but her tragic 2015 death by suicide casts it as a timely and invaluable record of a brilliant career and a fitting companion piece to Akerman’s own final film NO HOME MOVIE. A wealth of clips from films including JEANNE DIELMAN, NEWS FROM HOME, THE RENDEZ-VOUS OF ANNA, FROM THE EAST, and FROM THE OTHER SIDE trace the development of an innovative aesthetic that made her a critically acclaimed master by the age of twenty-five. Director Lambert brings astute insight into themes of Akerman’s work, and to the director’s profoundly complex relationship with her mother, her national identity, and the concept of home. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

TWO-FILM DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for NO HOME MOVIE, and get a ticket for any show of I DON’T BELONG ANYWHERE at the discount price of $4 with proof of your original purchase. (This discount price applies to the second film only.)

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