The Passion of Joan of Arc

Monday, March 12
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1hr 22mins // directed by:Carl Theodor Dreyer // featuring:Renée Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley // DCP

Screens at 7pm with Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light score and at 9pm with a score by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, featuring vocalizations by Jónsi of Sigur Rós.

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era.

Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques—expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, painfully intimate close-ups—to immerse viewers in her subjective experience. Anchoring Dreyer’s audacious formal experimentation is a legendary performance by Renée Maria Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom.