Friday, November 28, 2008

Films about Joan

When I originally conceived a local Joan celebration, I wanted a key component to be a film festival, because there are so many fabulous interpretations of her on the silver screen, from Carl Dreyer's 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc to Luc Besson's 1999 The Messenger .

The celebration has since been scaled down to a procession (for now) but I look forward to incorporating other artistic mediums in the future.
I met a filmmaker at the Prospect 1 event in New Orleans who said she'd love to compile images of Joan from movies and play them as we march...I hope she finds time between her work here and in NYC to do this!

In the meantime, check out this amazing list, compiled by none other than the International Joan of Arc Society!