A self-portrait by Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman
A self-portrait by Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. The first part opens with Akerman in her apartment, reading from a text directly to the camera, describing the often humorous problems she encountered making this film. The second lets Akerman’s films speak for her, taking clips from her extensive filmography and linking them anonymously until they form a new film. There are scenes from Jeanne Dielman, her best-known film, but also glimpses of several other works — her forays into experimental film, comedic shorts, musicals, and narrative features. (1996, 64 min, digital)
This film plays as part of a double feature, and will be preceded by Robert Bresson: Without a Trace (1965, 64 min, digital).
For more information: http://www.ybca.org/great-directors-speak
Location: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, near the Powell and Montgomery BART/Muni stations