MMoCA Cinema: Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
June 11, 2023
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street Madison, Wisconsin, 53719
Free • Museum Lecture Hall
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles | Chantal Akerman | France | 1975 | 201 minutes
Directed by Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles follows a widowed housewife (Delphine Seyrig) over the course of three days, revealing the mundaneness of the daily life of women. Recently voted as the greatest film of all time by Sight and Sound in 2022, the film is an exemplar of the slow cinema genre and a landmark in feminist film.
This MMoCA Cinema matinee screening is presented in conjunction with Christina Ramberg: Vertical Amnesia, which uses 1970s film theory to explore Ramberg’s extreme close-ups, hyperfocus on femininity, and reclamation of the male gaze.