Film Classics in 35mm!
JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES
Belgium | 1975 | Chantal Akerman
Recently voted the greatest film of all time by over 1600 int’l film experts in the most recent (2022), once-a-decade Sight and Sound magazine poll (it knocked previous winners Vertigo and Citizen Kane to second and third place respectively), Chantal Akerman’s seminal work “changed the face of contemporary European cinema,” according to critic J. Hoberman. Rarely screened theatrically due to its extreme length, this groundbreaking, minimalist masterpiece focuses on a middle-aged Belgian widow (Delphine Seyrig) who lives with her son in a modest, tidy apartment and tackles her daily chores (cooking, cleaning, shopping, receiving one man a day for paid sex) efficiently and matter-of-factly—until a break in her routine triggers a descent into disorder, and worse. Subtitles. 35mm. 201 min.
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General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
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Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
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