- Multiple Dates
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Part of Chantal Akerman
Date + TimeThursday, February 26, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
1974, 201 min.
Jeanne Dielman is Akerman's most well-known film, and it is certainly considered a masterpiece of cinema. It follows a widowed mother and housewife through three days of her life. The real-time scenes show her engaged repetitive domestic tasks, and she moves through each day cooking, cleaning, interacting (or not interacting) with her son, and serving her older gentlemen clients. As her routine begins to crack, it becomes clear that a breakdown is imminent.
SFMOMA regrets that Chantal Akerman's introduction has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. However, ticket holders are invited to a postscreening reception in The Schwab Room.
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Image: Chantal Akerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (still), 1974; photo courtesy Marion Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris
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