Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #005:
Missing Chantal Akerman
Open Screening and Discussion


Sunday, October 18, 5 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

“I won’t say I’m a feminist film-maker … I’m not making women’s films, I’m making Chantal Akerman’s films.”  – Chantal Akerman, 1979
“She does what feminist cultural theory has called for: she invents a new language capable of transmitting truths previously unspeakable” – B. Ruby Rich, 1983
“Chantal was direct, tough, and emotionally extravagant. She was small in stature but she commanded a room with her fatigued stance, her grand and sometimes wicked smile, her wild rough-grained voice, and her eyes. The eyes had it. I’ve rarely looked into a pair of eyes so bewitching.” – Kent Jones, 2015
Join us as we celebrate, discuss, and watch the work of Chantal Akerman in memoriam.  Discussion led by Christy LeMaster.  Please feel free to bring movies, books, or food to share.

TRACERS is teaming up with The Nightingale for a monthly media series featuring readings, scholars, films, moving pictures, music, meditation, performance, and lively discussion around topics of contemporary feminism. Over the course of the year, this series presents a body of texts and media designed to promote broader feminist discourse beyond the institutional setting. Your new feminist library starts here. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.

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