Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 185: Wed Jul 5

News from Home (Akerman, 1977): Prince Charles Cinema, 3.45pm

This presentation is part of a short Chantal Akerman season (details here) and is also being screened on July 24th (information here).

Time Out review:
Chantal Akerman explores the disjunction between European myths about New York - with its monumental cityscapes and cinematic glamour - and the reality, a place of hopeless ghettos and monotonous suburbs. In counterpoint to cinema-photographer Babette Mangolte's powerful images of the city, the soundtrack consists of banal letters from a petit bourgeois Belgian mother to her daughter in New York. A considerable contribution to the hinterland area between narrative cinema and the avant-garde.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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