Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy. 1989. Belgium/France. Written and directed by Chantal Akerman. With Mark Amitin, Eszter Balint, Stephan Balint, Kirk Baltz. 92 min.
The Royal Cinematheque of Belgium continues its effort to restore all of Chantal Akerman’s films with Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy (1989), a vibrant account of immigrant Jewish life (and loss) as told by denizens of Manhattan’s Lower East Side (including The Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina).
New digital preservation courtesy the Royal Cinematheque of Belgium.