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For Women's history month, and to the remaining weeks until our hosting of the first annual Bechdel Fest, The Nightlight Film Society will be curating selections of the leading films that changed perspectives of Women in Cinema, behind the camera or not.
The Nightlight Film Society is a monthly gathering of cinephiles, patrons, and members of the Nightlight to watch essential Cinema on the big screen. We encourage a discussion not only about the film but analyze the impact of cinema on society. Every month we have a guest speaker give a brief introduction before we screen the film and help conduct a conversation after.
"Akerman forges a major statement, not only in a feminist context but also in a way that tells us something about the lives we all live."- Jonathan Rosenbaum
A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 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. In its enormous spareness, Akerman’s film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character study or one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.
Ranked #1 on the top 100 films directed by Women, Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Chantal Akerman, recently restored, meant for our intimate screen, is an unmissable moment in the history of filmmaking and the history of Women Filmmakers.
“Jeanne Dielman” the best film ever directed by a woman. It is that, but it’s also one of the most important movies ever made, period." —MN