Thursday, February 5, 2009

Field trips?

Here's the info on the two films we discussed in class and here's the full Union film schedule.

If people are interested, maybe we can organize some outings, perhaps even with a pitcher of beer or two afterwards, courtesy of me.

Women Without Borders Film Series and Experimental Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 3 – 7pm – Free Screening

Deliver * Milwaukee premiere!

(Jennifer Montgomery, USA, 100 min., video, 2008)

Director Jennifer Montgomery in person!

The Milwaukee premiere of Deliver, Jennifer Montgomery’s all-female, video remake of Deliverance (1975). Shooting in the Catskills rather than Appalachian Georgia, a cast of experimental filmmakers/academics (Peggy Ahwesh, Jacqueline Goss, Meredith Root, Su Friedrich and Montgomery) play mirages of themselves—urban artists looking to unplug in the unspoiled wilderness. Montgomery follows John Boorman’s original movie and James Dickey’s original book closely, as the gender inversion complicates hegemonic notions of nature, power, and sexual violence, all on a stretch of river called, yes, the Beaverkill.

Experimental Tuesdays and Cinema Classics

Tuesday, March 10 – 7pm– Free Screening

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles * new 35mm print!

(Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium, in French w/ English st., 201 min., 35mm, 1976)

A classic of both feminist and experimental filmmaking, Chantal Akerman's portrayal of Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig), a Belgian single mother who prostitutes herself to support herself and her son, unfolds as if it were a real-life, real-time documentary. While depicting Jeanne’s daily life over three days, through comprehensive observation of the rhythm and surface details of her domestic routines, a slow, almost imperceptible revelation of things going wrong has a shocking resonance.

Co-presented by Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Theatre and the UWM Women’s Resource Center


  1. I'm in for both of those films, I'm wide open on Tuesday nights. Yay beer!

  2. i'm a big fan of Chantal Akerman's films and have not seen this one.
    Very exciting!! Thanks for the post about all this. I wish I liked beer. Maybe I"ll keep trying...

  3. Hey Molly,
    I don't much like beer either, but I like movies and field trips. I don't know if I can sit through all of Jeanne Dielman--I've only seen clips before--but it might be worth a try.

  4. OK, so maybe I've only seen a few of her films over the years that I've liked. I've heard some of her films are horrible, according to trusted sources, and I didn't realize this was THAT film that you had mentioned. No thanks. No need for painful times suffering in a dark theater! LOL.