Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The multi-volumed Akermania consists of several early projects of avant-garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Volume one includes three titles. Saute Ma Ville (1968) is not only first on the bill, but also represents Akerman's very first directorial effort. Hotel Monterey (1972) is a remarkable chronicle of a once-resplendent New York hotel, fallen on hard times, and I'm Hungry, I'm Cold (aka J'ai faim, j'ai froid, 1984) originated as an episode of the omnibus feature Paris vu par...20 an apres.