Only a few filmmakers change cinema as deeply as Akerman did. For that we
should be grateful.

2015-10-06 16:26 GMT-04:00 Gene Youngblood <ato...@comcast.net>:

> Unless I’m mistaken, the American premiere of Jeanne Dielmann was at
> Filmex in 1976. That’s the Los Angeles International Film Exposition, which
> was the largest festival in the world at that time except for Cannes, which
> we considered to be a market, not a festival. I saw it twice, first on the
> selection committee, then at the festival, where it impressed me even more
> the second time. I met Chantal for lunch immediately after, somewhat
> disoriented that such a reserved, shy little person could have made this
> work of monumental intelligence and power. She was with Lloyd Cohn, whose
> fledgling company, World Artists (I think that’s the name), was the
> American distributor of the film. I met Lloyd ten years earlier when he was
> doing publicity for Monte Hellman’s remarkable westerns, The Shooting and
> Ride In the Whirlwind, which I reviewed in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
> The review attracted a considerable audience for the films (Cameron
> Mitchell took out a full page ad in Variety to thank me and Jack Nicholson,
> who wrote, co-produced and starred in both), and because of that Lloyd was
> “loyal” to me over the years, which is how I ended up having lunch with him
> and Chantal Akerman. Lloyd was a small person too, about the same height as
> Chantal, and I remember feeling conspicuous, being more than a foot taller
> than them, as we entered the restaurant. I don’t remember much of the
> conversation except about Godard and Michael Snow, and how perceptive
> Chantal’s observations were. (As an aside, I prefer her “One Day Pina
> Asked…” over Wim Wenders’ piece on Bausch). I’m not sure about this, but I
> think Lloyd Cohn distributed some of Chantal’s experimental shorts for a
> brief period of time, and maybe The Meetings of Anna, and then I lost track
> of him. I showed Jeanne Dielmann, The Meetings of Anna, Hotel Monterey, Je
> tu il elle, and I’m Hungry I’m Cold in various classes every year for about
> 20 years, first at Calarts, then the College of Santa Fe. There were always
> lively discussions, and a handful of students invariably wrote term papers
> on Jeanne Dielmann or Meetings of Anna or both. Chantal affected me as
> profoundly as she did many others, maybe even a few of my students. By the
> way, if anyone knows what Lloyd Cohn is doing these days, please contact me
> off list.
>
>
> On Oct 6, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Anderwald + Grond <cont...@anderwald-grond.at>
> wrote:
>
> Chantal Akerman. 8 films now streaming online-some free, some to buy/rent
> @indiewire:
> http://www.indiewire.com/article/remembering-chantal-akerman-8-films-now-streaming-online-20151006?utm_campaign=Indiewire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1444152875
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> Am 06.10.2015 um 20:04 schrieb 40 Frames <i...@40frames.org>:
>
>
> Very sad news... Akerman's influence is immense, and her vision is one
> that should be more widely celebrated and studied in film/art
> programs across the US. Perhaps in some quarters her work is celebrated,
> though the program I attended barely mentioned her name.
>
> It is also tragic that so much of Akerman's work remains difficult to find
> viewing copies of. 40 some films and videos, and only a fraction
> can be tracked down without much work.
>
> For years, I coveted a VHS copy of News From Home. Thankfully, Criterion
> released Akerman in the Seventies. About once a year, I
> watch my tired VHS copy of Akerman on Akerman (Cinéastes de notre temps),
> in part to see clips from those difficult to locate films, but
> also to see her opening introduction, spoken directly to the camera.
>
> Alain
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 6:52 AM, Chen Sheinberg <chen...@netvision.net.il>
> wrote:
>
>> Chantal Akerman – one of my cinematic heroes of all times - died
>> yesterday.
>>
>> R.I.P
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/chantal-akerman-has-died-aged-65
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