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Film Festival de Jeanne d’Arc


The Joan of Arc Project invites the public to participate in the first Film Festival de Jeanne d’Arc. Each week the public is invited to view online, at their leisure, the selected film. Each Friday participants are invited to gather virtually on Zoom at 8 p.m. CT to discuss the featured movie.

Throughout the series, thought provoking discussion questions, virtual concession cocktail and food recipes, and summaries of the movies will be available on their 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.

May 15: The Legend of Joan of Arc (2019) – This marionette film has been licensed by the local government of Vosges to be screened daily at the official Joan of Arc museum in her hometown of Domremy, where the film had its premiere. The Classics in Miniature® Award-Winning Puppet Film Series presents The Legend of Joan of Arc. Written and directed by Steven Ritz-Barr, it is a groundbreaking project five years in the making with an international cast and crew and never-before-seen cinematic marionette action involving dozens of exquisitely detailed puppets handmade by Russian Master Puppet-maker Eugene Seregin.

For the discussion, the creator, Steven Ritz-Barr, will contribute to our conversation.

May 22:           Warrior Women with Lucy Lawless: The Joan of Arc Episode (2003)

May 29:           Jeanne La Pucelle 2-part French Film with English subtitles (1994)

June 5:            Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc Movie-Length Heavy Metal Musical (2017)  NOTE: this may require a $2.99 download

June 12:          The Passion of Joan of Arc silent film

(1928- just 8 years after she was declared a saint!)

June 19:          The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

See the schedule on their website and Facebook page for the complete event listing.

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 504.77.451.

The purpose of the Joan of Arc Project is to honor and celebrate Joan of Arc’s life in unique artistic and educational ways, including the production of the annual Joan of Arc Parade and Salon de Jeanne d’Arc. The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc seeks to keep Joan’s story and spirit alive by hosting events, workshops, and presentations that illuminate Joan’s heroism and timelessness, while connecting her to the French heritage and pride of New Orleans.  “The Maid of Orleans” inspires citizens of New Orleans and people around the world; we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds to join in our joyous, New Orleans-style revelry.

Get involved in the Krewe:  Sign up here to volunteer with the parade.