Sunday, Sept. 8 at 12:00 pm
"You cannot know the history of silent film unless you know the face of Renee Maria Falconetti. In a medium without words, where the filmmakers believed that the camera captured the essence of characters through their faces, to see Falconetti in Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc is to look into eyes that will never leave you"
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
In partnership with Chicago Opera Theater, Facets is proud to present a landmark screening of one of the truly great works in motion picture history, the restored version of: Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc.
Lost for nearly fifty years, Dreyer's film had previously circulated only in heavily altered versions after the master negatives were destroyed in a fire. In 1981, the original uncensored cut of the film was found in a closet in a Norwegian mental institution before it was reintroduced to the world. The restored version is accompanied by Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, an oratorio inspired by the film which interweaves original music and medieval texts to comment on both the legend of Joan and Dreyer's depiction of her.
Live excerpts from Chicago Opera Theater's production of Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco will be featured after the film, as well as a discussion led by Andreas Mitisek, COT's General Director.
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, France, 1928, 82 mins.
$9 General Admission
$5 Facets Members & COT Subscribers
Use code "JOANCOT" at checkout for discount.
*$1 service fee applies to all ticket purchases