Seminar: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles


Chantal Akerman's 1975 masterpiece was recently named the Greatest Film of All Time by the Sight & Sound critics' poll (besting the likes of Vertigo and Citizen Kane).

A singular work in cinema history, the film 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. Join UMass Boston Art and Cinema Studies Professor Sarah Keller for an introduction to this provocative classic.

About the Speaker

Sarah Keller is professor of art and cinema studies at UMass Boston. She co-edited Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), and her books include Maya Deren: Incomplete Control (Columbia University Press, 2014), Anxious Cinephilia: Pleasure and Peril at the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2020), and Barbara Hammer: Pushing Out of the Frame (Wayne State University Press, 2021). She is founder and organizer of the Boston Cinema/Media Seminar.


3hrs 22mins

Chantal Akerman’s classic drama, recently named the greatest film of all time in Sight and Sound's 2022 poll.