Occasional Evenings: Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

BISR Central
68 Jay Street, #425
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Chantal Akerman’s 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles—a self-described “love film for my mother”—made cinema history this year by coming in at #1 in Sight and Sound’s “Greatest Films of All Time” poll, the first time a film made by a woman even broke the top ten. A remarkable “conjuncture of radical politics and radical aesthetics” (Laura Mulvey), Akerman’s unhurried portrait of routine bourgeois domestic life as it begins to fissure deploys a meticulous visual language to expose the anguish latent beneath a tidy, more or less conventional surface. 

Join us Sunday, February 12th, at 3pm at BISR Central for a screening of Akerman’s groundbreaking film. Before the show, BISR’s Paige Sweet, Isi Litke, and William Clark will discuss the film’s importance—to the history of women’s liberation and to the history of film—its celebrated cinematic technique, and the significance of this most recent accolade. Attendance is free with $10 suggested donation. Beer, wine, seltzer, and snacks will be served. Please RSVP below.

Event Schedule

Sunday, 3:00pm ET
February 12, 2023


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