In case you missed it, the most recent Sight & Sound poll named 1975’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles as the greatest film of all time. (Vertigo and Citizen Kane came in at #2 and #3, respectively.) Need to familiarize yourself with the 201-minute, Chantal Akerman-directed “magnificent epic of experimental cinema offering a feminist perspective on recurrent events of everyday life”? Us too! Well, you’ll be able to see it (and more!) at the Oriental Theatre this March, as part of Milwaukee Film’s Women’s History Month celebration.

“This year, our team was inspired by the theme ‘Woman is not a Genre’—looking for films, directed by women naturally, that represent a breadth of genre exploration and also genre play,” says Milwaukee Film’s Artistic Director, Cara Ogburn, in a press release. “This means we’ve got something for everyone on screen this month—from romance to the supernatural to musicals, animation and beyond!”

Things kick off March 3. Jeanne Dielman will screen Sunday, March 26. Here’s more from the press release:

Film titles for Women’s History Month include the acclaimed 2022 documentary AFTERSHOCK (with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee and subjects in attendance for a post-film conversation), 2023’s EMILY (a biopic of a woman who, herself, defied genre conventions), 1975’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (rated the best film of all time by Sight & Sound’s 2022 poll), several of our standing staff picks and family film series selections, and much more!

AFTERSHOCK’s screening will be offered free to the public in conjunction with Milwaukee Film’s March 25th Black Birth Symposium—which is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of leading maternal and infant healthcare providers addressing disparities in Black maternal healthcare.

Click HERE for the full lineup. (Also included: Mamma Mia!, the first Frozen, and the first Twilight!)

The 2023 Milwaukee Film Festival, by the way, will take place April 20 through May 4.

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