Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman
In memory of Chantal Akerman, the New York Film Festival has scheduled two free screenings of her films for today, October 9. Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles join the World Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun, Laurie Anderson’s Heart Of A Dog, Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach's De Palma, and László Nemes’s Son Of Saul (Saul Fia), the Film Comment Presents selection in the Special Events program.
Son of Saul (Saul Fia) director László Nemes with Géza Röhrig (Saul) Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Je Tu Il Elle (I, You, He, She), Saute Ma Ville and Jeanne Dielman will be screened in November at the Museum of Modern Art in the 13th annual edition of To Save and Project, curated by Josh Siegel and Dave Kehr.
Josh wrote me: "One thing too often overlooked, and well worth mentioning, is the humour in Chantal's films. This carried over into her life, and I will always cherish the laughter we shared over many meals."
"Next month we will be showing the Belgian Cinematheque Royale's new restorations of Jeanne Dielman, Je Tu Il Elle, and Saute Ma Ville in To Save and Project: The 13th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation. It pains me that Chantal will not be there."
Chantal Akerman By Chantal Akerman: Friday, October 9 at 3:00pm - Howard Gilman Theater
Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles: Friday, October 9 at 5:00pm - Howard Gilman Theater
This year's New York Film Festival runs through October 11.
Je Tu Il Elle and Saute Ma Ville: Sunday, November 15 at 3:00pm; Monday, November 16 at 4:15 - Titus Theater Two
Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles: Saturday, November 14 at 7:00pm - Titus Theater One
To Save and Project: The 13th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation runs from November 4 - 25, 2015