No Home Movie
First screened in January 2016
Director: Chantal Akerman. Documentary about the filmmaker's mother, amidst old age and illness, and of the essential relationships of her later years, including the one with Chantal. Twitter Capsule:
Austerely affecting record of the static time and closed spaces of old age. Made more poignant by subsequent events.
Akerman's last film would always have accrued unusual resonance, especially this film, under these circumstances. Also quietly innovative as a study of intimacy and distance.