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The Passion of Joan of Arc

Date: Sept 29, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $7.00 - $10.00
Palmdale Playhouse - 661/267-5684

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Classic Film and Live Score

Are you a fan of classic films and live music? Then you won't want to miss this unique event in honor of National Silent Film Day! The critically acclaimed 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Dreyer, has been given new life with a beautiful new score that combines electronic music with a string quartet and choir. Composer/keyboardist George Sarah has crafted a profound experience that reimagines this classic with a modern urgency.

It's rare to see silent films screened on a big screen, let alone with a live musical accompaniment that combines electronic synths and rhythms with a string ensemble and choir. This event promises to be a landmark of cinema, especially for its production and an unforgettable performance by Renee Maria Falconetti as Joan. With a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating and hailed as one of the greatest and most important films of all time by over 100 critics, including Roger Ebert, this is an event not to be missed!

"Dreyer's most universally acclaimed masterpiece remains one of the most staggeringly intense films ever made." - Time Out

"Sarah’s composition is a brilliant mix of pulsing beats, emotive electronic soundscapes, and rich orchestral instrumentation, blending together ancient and modern ideals of sound and tonality. Each movement was hypnotically engaging, culminating in not so much a musical story arc, but rather a singularly expressive moment expanded over roughly 81 minutes. As the house lights came up at the end of the performance, one could see several people in the audience wiping away tears, gathering themselves back to the present place and time. I can think of no better way of connecting with the local community than through an experience that was at once intellectually intoxicating and emotionally sobering." -Texas Observed

George Sarah

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The Passion of Joan of Arc, classic film and live score.
The Passion of Joan of Arc, classic film and live score.
Sept 29, 2023 | 8:00 PM
This critically acclaimed 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer with a new restoration is brought to life with a beautiful new score, which re-imagines this classic with a modern urgency.
$7.00 - $10.00
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