Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950) died on October 5, 2015.

Chantal Anne Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She is best known for Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), which The New York Times called a "masterpiece". According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist and avant-garde cinema is substantial.

Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950) died on October 5, 2015.

October 5, 2015

Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950) died on October 5, 2015.

Chantal Anne Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She is best known for Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), which The New York Times called a "masterpiece". According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist and avant-garde cinema is substantial.