2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1929) with Live Musical Score by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their sixth annual silent film concert, on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.  The performance will open the Film Center’s celebrated, annual FILMUSIC Festival.

The Passion of Joan of Arc has been named "the most influential film of all time” by the Toronto International Film Festival.  Roger Ebert said “to see Renee Falconetti in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is to look into eyes that will never leave you.”  Deeply topical today, Joan is about a woman who tells her story, is not believed, and is martyred for it.  The BSFO will perform its new original score with chorale and strings, to the original, and definitive 20-frames-per-second version of the film.