Joan of Art Film Fest Fridays at 8 p.m. May 15 – June 19, 2020
The Joan of Arc Project invites the public to participate in our first Film Festival de Jeanne d’Arc. Each week for six weeks the public is invited to view online, at their leisure, the selected film. Each Friday, starting May 8 and ending June 19, participants are invited to gather virtually in our Zoom meeting at 8 p.m. CT to discuss the featured movie. The Zoom meeting link will be posted here just before the meeting.
Throughout the series, thought provoking discussion questions, virtual concession cocktail and food recipes, and summaries of the movies will be available on our Facebook event listing.
The Zoom gathering will begin at 8 p.m. CT and end at 9 p.m. each Friday. The conversation will be hosted by our leadership team featuring Founder Amy Kirk Duvoisin, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and playwright, and Co-Captains Antoinette de Alteriis and Amanda Helm. Special guests will include a selection of creators and commentators.
The movie line-up is accessible through our Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Library Online Library, a project in conjunction with New Orleans Public Library: Speaking Volumes initiative. Please view the movie in the days prior to the meeting date as you would a book in a book club.
THIS WEEK May 29: – Jeanne La Pucelle 2-part French Film with English subtitles Much of the text for this film comes straight from historical transcripts of the rehabilitation trial, when, 25 years after Joan’s execution for heresy, the French church court traveled all over France collecting testimony from witnesses who knew Joan in all walks of life, making this one of the most authentic and least Hollywood depictions of her story. Filmed in France using actual historic landmark sites with great attention to authentic detail in costumes and scenery. The film presents the story of Joan’s life in an straightforward chronological order but moves between the direct testimony of witnesses and on-scene live re-enactments of Joan’s story. (View film, share on Facebook, Zoom link for the discussion)
- June 5: Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc Movie-Length Heavy Metal Musical (View film, share on Facebook, Zoom link for discussion)
- June 12: The Passion of Joan of Arc silent film (View film, share on Facebook, Zoom link for discussion)
- June 19: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (View film, share on Facebook, Zoom link for discussion)
For additional information contact Film Festival de Jeanne d’Arc Coordinator and Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Co-Captain, Antoinette de Alteriis at Captain@joanofarcparade.org or 504.717.1451
Past films: The Legend of Joan of Arc marionette film, Warrior Women with Lucy Lawless: The Joan of Arc Episode