News From Home

1977, 85m, DCP, France/Belgium/West Germany

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Screened July 15, 2018

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Akerman moved from her native Belgium to NYC shortly after her 21st birthday; a two-year sojourn would be followed by later extended stays for both personal and professional pursuits. This documentary matches time-capsule footage of the rough-edged city circa 1976 with a soundtrack of the filmmaker—who never appears onscreen—reading aloud letters from her mother in Brussels. The result is a disquisition on what it means to belong (or not).

A film by Chantal Akerman