IDENTITY AND MEMORY: THE FILMS OF CHANTAL AKERMAN edited by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Southern Illinois University Press, 2003 First edition, 199 pp., 5 1/3" X 81/2" Softcover
Considered to be one of the most influential auteurs in world cinema, Chantal Akerman (1950 - 2015) had a profound impact on both feminist filmmaking discourse and avant-garde film. She was an uncompromising and dedicated practitioner of the cinematic arts in works such as I...You...He...She (Je tu il elle,1974); Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975); Meetings with Anna (Les Rendez-vous d'Anna,1978); American Stories/Food, Family, and Philosophy (Histoires d'Amérique,1989); and From the East (D'Est,1993). Akerman created new and unexpected films that explore ideas about image, gaze, space, performance, and narration.