a feminist ‘masterpiece’ showing in NYC

It’s Jeanne Dielman by Chantal Ackermann.  At the Film Forum.

Some critical notices:

“A LANDMARK! A MAJESTIC MOVIE! Akerman fills her movies with patterns and textures of ordinary life, the stuff other films never even notice. Today the film’s observational strategies — its long takes and scrupulous framing — practically amount to a lingua franca of international art film, discernible in the works of artists from Todd Haynes to Gus Van Sant. Adapting to the pace of Dielman can seem like a matter of recalibrating one’s biorhythms. Nothing can quite prepare the first-time viewer for the force of Akerman’s concentration, for the film’s overwhelming concreteness or the horrifying logic of its ending.”
– Dennis Lim, The New York Times
Click here to read entire review

“FEEL THE URGENCY OF GETTING YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR NETFLIX QUEUE AND RUNNING TO THE THEATER!
Like Citizen Kane, not merely a masterpiece but also a landmark work.
A PRISTINELY RESTORED PRINT!”
– Amy Taubin, Artforum
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Showing through the 29th.  At the Film Forum; you can buy tickets online here.

Thanks, jj-son.

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