Sunday June 8: Brattle Theatre hosts a rare cinema screening
Don’t miss a very rare screening of a movie masterpiece! Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles will be screened June 8, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dennis Lim of the New York Times hails Jeanne Dielman as "Severe yet majestic ... Nothing can quite prepare the first-time viewer for the force of Ms. Akerman’s concentration, for the film’s overwhelming concreteness or the horrifying logic of its ending."
Akerman’s 1975 movie is a towering cinematic landmark, at the crossroads of feminist, modernist and avant-garde filmmaking. This unforgettable, thought-provoking experience will be brought to you thanks to a rare screening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. Make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity!
In a small apartment in Brussels live Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig) and her son. Jeanne is a middle-aged mother and homemaker who makes ends meet through prostitution. She is newly widowed, but she is so deeply rooted in her routine that her husband’s death does not affect her everyday life. The movie scrutinizes three days of this over-structured, routinized existence, with its regimented schedule of cleaning, cooking and mothering... But at the end of the second day, Jeanne finds herself having an hour free, suddenly having time for thinking and introspection. Her whole existence, which did not allow any kind of pleasure, will start to crumble…
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