THE AUTEURS Film Series

Carl Theodor Dreyer: ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’

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Tickets: $8.50 student, seniors, members

Tickets: $9.50 general

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Carl Theodor Dreyer: The Passion of Joan of Arc
11:00a Saturday-Sunday June 21-22;
5:30p Monday, June 23
"One of the greatest of all movies.... Falconetti's Joan may be the finest performance ever recorded on film." -Pauline Kael
Perhaps the first cinematic work to be recognized as art, Dreyer's sublime tale of a brave and tortured soul follows a young maiden who died for God and France. Following the trial and execution, Dreyer uses startling compositions, revelatory close-ups and the entirely remarkable performance of his star Renée Falconetti to evoke both the deep humanity of Joan and the insanity of the moment. (Denmark, 1928, 114m, Janus Films, digital)

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John's College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings-each in the best screening format available-to celebrate the work of eight of cinema's essential artists.

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