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Apr 4

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Dir. Carl Th. Dreyer France 82 min Not Rated

1928 Janus Films


Presented with Opera Omaha and Omaha Under the Radar Carl Th. Dreyer’s 1928 silent masterpiece will feature a live performance of an original score by Omaha-based soprano and Omaha Under the Radar founder Amanda DeBoer Bartlett.

With its stunning camera work and striking compositions, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been lost to fire, the original version was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981 — in a Norwegian mental institution.

The film will be introduced by James Darrah, the LA-based director of Opera Omaha’s production of “Flight” (April 21 & 23, 2017). Darrah has drawn inspiration as an artist for years from Dreyer’s classic film.

The live score will be performed by Jesse Langen (guitar/mandolin), Hannah Mayer (cello), Dana Murray (percussion), Kate Williams (accordion), and DeBoer Bartlett (voice).

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