Block Cinema: Perhaps Chantal Akerman’s most visually stunning film, 'From the East' is a personal travelogue, a journey through Eastern Europe at the time of the dissolution of the former Soviet bloc. It’s an observation film of small details and moments, presented without dialogue or narration, and haunting in its revealing of a time and place in transition. At its heart are the people, anonymous crowds and individuals who have been locked in to a way of life that has become unraveled. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.