JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC
First show: August 10
“Jeannette is a visionary embodiment of continuity — a fusion of spiritual exaltation, physical fury, defiance of authority, and political revolt.”
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker
The always edgy French dissector of grace & abasement, minimalist master Bruno Dumont unleashes a maniacal, medieval, heavy-metal musical exploration of spiritual exaltation that cinephiles ignore at their peril.
France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.
One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.
Directed by Bruno Dumont. With Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre & Aline Charles. Music composer: Igorrr. Choreography: Philippe Decouflé. 2017. 115 min. HD Digital.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
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