Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, February 20th at 7:00pm for “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc)” at the Harvard Film Archive. This silent film will feature live piano accompaniment by Yakov Gubanov. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the building lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“The close-up of the tear-stained face of Marie Falconetti in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most famous images in all of cinema. Based on authentic records of the eighteen-month-long trial of the fifteenth-century warrior-saint in Orlians, the film brings a rigorous formal style, exquisite cinematography, and striking architectural sets to bear on the moral questions that surround Joan, her judges, and her ultimate fate. Falconetti had never appeared in films before and would never act again, but her performance here is ranked among the greatest creations of cinema.”