Some great films have a way of staying with us over the years, as if the experience of watching it changed who we were, perhaps even deepening our apatite for the art form. One such experience happened to David Churchill who wrote about it in Critics at Large.
Once again, tonight we are offered a rare treat. A chamber orchestra and a choir will accompany the film, just as I saw it in 1988. If you have the time and money (tickets are $50), run don't walk to this screening at Bell Lightbox. It is a rare, revelatory experience that must be seen in order to understand why Le Passion de Jeanne d’Arc today consistently battles with Citizen Kane for title of “greatest film ever made.”