featuring a new digital restoration of Akerman’s masterpiece
& two Ithaca premieres!
A pioneer in personal, political and experimental filmmaking, the late Chantal Akerman was a consummate artist and “arguably the most important European director of her generation” according to film critic J. Hoberman. Born in Brussels in 1950 to Holocaust survivors from Poland, Akerman made her groundbreaking Jeanne Dielman when she was just 25. Over the course of her career she made over 40 films. Her last, No Home Movie, was shown at the 2015 New York Film Festival shortly after Ms. Akerman chose to end her life at the age of 65. Cornell Cinema pays tribute to her with this series, which features a new digital restoration of her masterpiece Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), a new documentary about her, and a screening of No Home Movie, about her mother, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 5. Cosponsored with the Cornell Institute for European Studies.