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Chantal Akermans Là-bas (Down There)
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Los Angeles, CA
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Chantal Akermans Là-bas (Down There)
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Chantal Akermans Là-bas (Down There)
The inaugural screening of
The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

Camera person Robert Fenz in Person!

Los Angeles Filmforum is pleased to present legendary filmmaker Chantal Akermans stunning 2006 feature Lá-bas, an intimate portrait of self and city shot through the windows of a Tel Aviv apartment. This presentation is the inaugural screening in CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE LOUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION, a tribute to Akerman presented by Los Angels Filmforum, Cinefamily, Human Resources, REDCAT and Veggie Cloud.

Describing Akermans work J. Hoberman of the Village Voice summarized "Comparable in force and originality to Godard or Fassbinder, Chantal Akerman is arguably the most important European director of her generation." Visionary and fiercely independent, over the course of her career Akerman crafted a body of work that blended, rigorous formalism, ceaseless curiosity and raw emotionality.  

Special Guest Robert Fenz was Director of Photography on the film, and will be discuss her and the experience.

"Là-bas, which won the Grand Prize at the Marseille International Documentary Festival and was nominated for a César, is both the most fragile and most powerful of [;Akerman's]; works." Film Comment

Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets at http://bpt.me/2507673
or at the door.


Chantal Akerman, 2006, color, sound 78 minutes.

Produced during a sojourn as a teacher in Tel Aviv, Lá-bas is both Akermans lone portrait of the country and an acknowledgment of the impossibility of its representation. Unfolding in a series of fixed, inquisitive shots, Lá-Bas peers through blinds at Akermans neighbors as she ruminates on her family, Jewish identity and daily life in her rented apartment. Stunning and demanding, Lá-bas was described by Amy Taubin as both the most fragile and most powerful of [;Akerman's]; works.

This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and Bloomberg Philanthropies. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.

This screening occurs in conjunction with CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE LOUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION, a collaboration among Los Angels Filmforum, Cinefamily, Human Resources, REDCAT and Veggie Cloud.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the citys longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. 2016 is our 41st year.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
April 3 - Chantal Akerman
April 17 - Saul Levine
April 24 - David Domingo, super 8 from Spain

Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com.
Find us online at http://lafilmforum.org.
Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LosAngFilmforum!


Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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