DISSENSUS: Chantal Ackerman's "Les Rendez-vous D'Anna" | opening set by Tom Carter
a presentation by Dissensus: Chantal Ackerman's "Les Rendez-vous D'Anna"
With opening solo performance by Tom Carter
In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. Via a succession of eerie, exquisitely shot, brief encounters—with men and women, family and strangers—we come to see her emotional and physical detachment from the world. (Criterion Collection)
Famously described by critic J. Hoberman as “arguably the most important European director of her generation,” among the ranks of Fassbinder and Godard, Chantal Ackerman has been praised as the pillar of feminist cinema theory and a stylistic genius. Notable for her thematic focus on rootlessness and what it means to be a woman, as well as her attention to place and how it acts as both prison and sanctuary, Ackerman deftly explores isolation, depression, and vulnerability.
We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating Ackerman's robust career and her unmatched spirit.
Presented by DISSENSUS
DISSENSUS is a curatorial collective focused on advancing Rancière's call for disruption by exploring “strangeness,” developing awareness, and mobilizing individuals through critical art.