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Female Filmmaker Friday: Hôtel Monterey, 1972 (dir. Chantal Akerman)

Last summer I bought Chantal Akerman in the 1970s from Criterion and I’ve been slowly watching my way through it. La ChambreHôtel Monterey and News From Home (which I will also write about soon), are all very interesting films, that I believe lie somewhere between “documentary” and “experimental.” They were all made while Akerman was living in NYC  “like a vagabond” – her words. She was 21 and interested in art and life and from these films we see just what aspects of life intrigued her at the time.



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