Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
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Director: Chantal Akerman
As part of our new series Masters of Long-Form Cinema, the Parkway is thrilled to bring to Baltimore Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES for two screenings on our historic big screen!
ABOUT THE FILM:
(Belgium, 1975, 201 minutes)
A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow—whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her son, and turning the occasional trick. In its enormous spareness, Akerman’s film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character study or one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.
ABOUT THE MASTERS OF LONG-FORM CINEMA SERIES: Over the decades, many filmmakers have rejected the narrow range of running times favored by the marketplace and treated the film screen as an expanded canvas for long-form expression. The Parkway is proud to launch a new monthly series presenting film masterworks new and old, from visionary landmarks of slow cinema to 21st Century poetic epics. Each film will screen twice, with weekend matinee and weekday evening options.
FILMS IN THE SERIES:
January 7+9: Jacques Rivette’s LA BELLE NOISEUSE (France, 1991, 237 minutes)
February 11+13: Lav Diaz’s THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (The Philippines, 2016, 228 minutes)
March 4+6: Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Belgium, 1975, 201 minutes)