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Joan the Maid 1: The Battles


1994, Jacques Rivette, France, 160 min.
With Sandrine Bonnaire, André Marcon, Olivier Cruveiller

Show Times

  • Sat, Dec 21st 1:00pm
New 4K restoration!

"A major event."—Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter

"Absolutely one of the director's masterpieces…It's essential cinema."—Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

From Dreyer to Rossellini to Preminger to Bresson to Dumont, the story of Joan of Arc has served as a magnet for contrarian filmmakers. An hour and half longer than the previous U.S. release, this new 4K restoration brings back the full originality and immediacy (including cinéma-vérité-like addresses to the camera) of Rivette's initial conception. A down-to-earth epic, devoid of bombast, the film firmly grounds Joan's spiritual quest in the prosaic realms of process and politics, concentrating primarily on her step-by-step struggle to gain credibility with the Dauphin and his military leaders (PART I: THE BATTLES) and her subsequent entanglement among the treacherous political cross-currents of English-occupied France (PART II: THE PRISONS). Similarly, Sandrine Bonnaire's acclaimed performance marries fierce resolve with touchingly human vulnerability—she giggles when she crops her hair, cries when wounded by an arrow, screams when she hears her death sentence. In French with English subtitles. New 4K digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for Part 1 of JOAN THE MAID, and get a ticket to Part 2 at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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