The Passion of Joan of Arc

Mindful Movies


The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Sun, Mar 24, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Mindful Movies
Run Time:81 min
Release Year:1928
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast Members:Renee Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon
Music:Richard Einhorn


The Roxy Theater is pleased to bring you Mindful Movies, a continued series of films designed to make us aware of our mind, body, and spirit. 

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 Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom.

Includes the musical score "Voices of Light" by Richard Einhorn.