The Passion of Joan of Arc w/ Live Score by George Sarah
Join us for an ecclectic evening of art, music and Film Noir at the Bowers Museum. We will be screening the 1928 silent film 'La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc' with a live score mix of chant, string quartet and electronic percussion. Before the performance begins, catch a pre-show lecture about the making of the film and explore our special exhibition Virgin of Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico. Enjoy a delicious dinner presented by Tangata or just sip on some wine! It's Halloween weekend so, Film Noir costumes are welcomed and encouraged!
This critically acclaimed 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer is brought to life with a haunting new score, which re-imagines this classic with a modern urgency. Combining electronic music with strings, sacred chant by members of L.A. Master Chorale, composer George Sarah has crafted an unforgettable visual and auditory experience.
After being commissioned by Los Angeles Grand Performances in 2010 to compose and perform a live score for "The Passion of Joan of Arc," George Sarah and his string and voice ensembles are in the process of booking live performances of this film score throughout North America and Europe.
PROGRAM: FEMALE ICONS OF SILENT CINEMA
1 PM - 2:30 PM: Wara Wara (1930) (67 min)
3 PM - 5 PM: Tepeyac (1917) (90 min)
5:30 PM: Pre-show lecture presented by Jean Drum, co-author of "My Only Great Passion: The Life and Films of Carl Th. Dreyer"
6:30 PM: Dinner is served
7:30 PM: Performance begins
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium & John M. Lee Court
Performance Only: Member $15 | Non-Member $20 | Includes access to pre-show lecture and Virgin of Guadalupe exhibit
Dinner & Performace: Member $65* | Non-Member $75* (pre-registration is required by Wednesday, October 26 at 6 PM)
*Includes access to Wara Wara, Tepeyac, pre-show lecture and Virgin of Gua