I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1950, Chantal Akerman was a filmmaker whose work gaves new meaning to the term "independent film." An Akerman film is an exercise in pure independence, creativity and art. Her viewers must give themself over completely to the experience of the film and watch with an open mind. Strong themes in her films include women at work and at home, women's relationships to men, women, and children, food, love, sex, romance, art, and storytelling. Each Akerman film is a world to be explored on its own terms. Her films are the subject of numerous books including Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster and Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman's Hyperrealist Everday by Ivone Margulies. Chantal Akerman died in Paris, France in 2015, having forever changed the history of cinema.