Directed by Chantal Akerman
Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy
Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1989 • Belgium, France
Starring George Bartenieff, Judith Malina, Eszter Balint
Chantal Akerman explores Jewish American identity in this multilayered portrait of the immigrant experience. Shot in Brooklyn near the Williamsburg Bridge, HISTOIRES D’AMÉRIQUE takes the form of a series of first-person addresses delivered by a cross-section of Jewish New Yorkers (including Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina), whose by turns tragic and humorous tales speak to a collective history of trauma, displacement, and resilience.
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Directed by Chantal Akerman • 2000 • Belgium, France
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