Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Belgium | 1975 | Chantal Akerman
As a warm-up for filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s personal appearance on Oct. 19, we present her seminal 1975 film that “changed the face of contemporary European cinema” (J. Hoberman). Rarely screened theatrically due to its extreme length, this groundbreaking masterpiece focuses on a middle-aged Belgian woman (Delphine Seyrig), living in a modest, tidy apartment, who matter-of-factly tackles her daily chores: cooking, cleaning, shopping—and receiving one anonymous man a day who pays for sex. Jeanne’s quotidian existence progresses like clockwork, and she remains placid, unruffled, and efficient—until a break in routine triggers a descent into disorder, and worse.
200 min. 35mm. Subtitles. Special admission $10; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $8; age 25 & under $7. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7