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